I have been teaching in special education for 23 years at the secondary level, with an emphasis in adult transition services for students ages 18-21. My degrees in Speech Language Pathology and Special Education have enabled me to engage students and their families in providing positive post-school outcomes. I'm continuing to learn and grow professionally as I look to provide support to students, families and teachers like myself.
Highly collaborative and inclusive style, with supportive/encouraging approach to see students capitalize on their unique skills and abilities.
B.A. Speech/Language Pathology, M.Ed Special Education: Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing, National Board Teaching Certification
B.A. Fresno State University, M.Ed. Lewis and Clark College
My curriculum entitled My Transition Portfolio - Keys to Unlocking Self-Determination for Young Adults with Disabilities (release date October 1, 2015) is a comprehensive portfolio system integrating person-centered information with a focus on transition planning. This is a workbook to assist individuals in sharing personal preferences, aptitudes and interests with caregivers and professionals in post-secondary, adult service agency settings.
English Language Arts, Specialty, Physical Education, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Social Work, Life Skills, Religion, School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences, Instructional Technology, Problem Solving, Basic Reading, Employment, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Speech Therapy, For All Subjects, School Psychology