I earned my B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development with a Minor in Family Studies in 2008. In the Fall of 2008, I started my career working as a Special Education Paraprofessional in a general education class that included students with special needs. After that experience, I began my journey of becoming a Resource Specialist Program (RSP) Teacher in 2010. In 2012, I earned my Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Instruction Credential.
Through my classroom experience, I found having an RSP Teacher and a General Education Teacher co-instructing to be very rewarding and an essential part of students who need RSP services.
Now as the Director of Special Education, I am responsible for the leadership, administration, and supervision of the school division’s special education program and services. I co-plan and co-instruct with our RSP Teachers and General Education Teachers to consistently improve our accessibility to the general education curriculum for all students.