Director of Student Support Services specializing in program coordination, financial administration and education leadership.
Knowledge with Federal and State laws and regulations governing education and Special
Education in Vermont
Experience using technology as a tool to support data analysis.
Knowledge of best practices regarding current frameworks of student academic and behavioral
support (PBIS, MTSS).
Direct and monitor the expenditure of allocated budgets, including the development of Federal
grants for Special Education
Experience with English Learners (EL) and multicultural liaisons
Ability to lead, counsel, and supervise a variety of personnel and programs
Experience implementing, interpreting and enforcing district policies, procedures and guidelines and relevant Federal, State and Local laws and regulations.
Strong decision-making, analytical and organizational skills
Effective oral and written communication skills Effective conflict resolution skills
Experience in providing professional development and training
Experience supervising and evaluating, in conjunction with building principals, Special Education, EL and Title 1 staff members.
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Fellow - Scholarship with Doctoral program focused on development of exceptional Directors for vulnerable student populations
Interdisciplinary Studies focus on medical and academic components of educating students with special needs - UVM Graduate Studies Certificate
Service to State of Vermont Agency of Education as Alternative Assessment consultant for Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)
Adjunct Faculty at Champlain College instructing pre-service teachers in best practice for education of special populations
Keynote speakers at Champlain College and UVM related to psychometrics and IDEA procedures.
06/2016 to Current
Director of Student Support ServicesBurlington School District － Burlington, VTLeadership and management of student support services staff in 12 education settings. Oversight of IDEA and federally funded budgets supporting these programs. Collaboration with school based administrators for supervision of teachers and nonprofessionals. Development and implementation of professional development for staff. Program development with student centered focus.
07/2015 to 06/2016
Assistant Principal - Special Education CoordinatorBurlington School District － Burlington, VTSupervision of special education staff and paraeducators. Oversight of IDEA and ADA Federal compliance. Collaboration with administration, teachers and specialized staff. Support of English Learners within the framework of IDEA and ADA guidelines.
08/2006 to 06/2015
Intensive Special Needs Special EducatorBurlington School District － Burlington, VT
Leadership and supervision of numerous large multidisciplinary teams supporting students with significant disability. Cultivation of family involvement in planning and implementation of student learning goals
Supervision and evaluation of 10 - 12 paraeducators.
Development and implementation of Extended School Year (ESY) program for five years supporting 50 - 55 students with significant disability.
Education and Training
Ed.D: Education Leadership and Policy StudiesUniversity of Vermont － Burlington, VT, 05401Focus on Special Education, Leadership, Research, Business, Econometrics
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies: Education LeadershipSt. Michael's College － Colchester, VT, USAManagement and Leadership
Master of Arts: Special EducationUniversity of Phoenix － Phoenix, Az, USFocus on moderate to severe disability
Bachelor of Arts: Teacher EducationGoddard College － Plainfield, VT, USEarly Education and Elementary Education
Director of Special Education (pre-K to grade 12)
Principal (pre-K to grade 12)
Special Educator - Intensive Needs (birth to age 21)
Special Educator (grade K - 12)
Elementary Education (grade K - 6)
Early Elementary Education (birth - age 6)
Fellow: Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) 2014 - 2018
VT LEND Fellow - Health and Disability, 2014
Vermont Council for Special Education Administrators (VCSEA)
Chittenden County Council for Special Education Administrators (CCSEA)
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators (VCSEA)
Agency Interaction, Consultant, Educator, Leadership, Director, Consultation, Collaboration, Special Education, Discipline, Alternative Education
People skills: great bedside manner, enthusiastic people person, advanced problem-solving, great organizational skills