I am the Resource Specialist at Minarets High School, a one-to-one laptop/projects-based campus in O'Neals, CA. I earned my M.A. in Educational Technology and I have a B.A. in Management and Organizational Development, along with a Clear Level II teaching credential in Special Education- Mild/Moderate. I recently earned my Leading Edge Certification: Online/Blended Learning.
Before teaching, I was actually a Level II Social Worker for CPS and realized that the children I worked with who displayed various forms of disabilities had a much higher chance of abuse and educational neglect. That, along with my own experience with my adult son who has disabilities led me to become a Special Education teacher. My twelve years of teaching students with learning disabilities has been an amazing experience and I have become a valuable resource for teachers and parents. I am frequently sought out for answers to questions regarding IEPs, special education issues, transition IEPs, and how to prepare special education students for the world after high school.
Minarets Charter High School
I have presented my "Bringing Your Transition IEPs Into the 21st Century" at the Central Valley Computer Using Educators (CVCUE) in 2011.
I have also presented this for CETPA in November 2013, and I am scheduled to present it at the Annual CUE Conference in Palm Springs, March 2014.
I have also presented at the 2012 and 2013 CARS+ Conference in Riverside and Oakland.