Educational Advocate dedicated to helping families negotiate the special education process and obtain appropriate services for their child with special needs.
Strong writing skills
Solid communication skills
Good understanding of disability areas
BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education
03/2012 to Current
Educational Consultant and AdvocateQuiver Advocacy － Manassas, VAAdvise parents on educational matters concerning their children with special needs. Assist parents to negotiate with schools concerning services and support in the educational setting. Attend meetings with parents to develop and manage educational plans. Assist in writing appropriate goals when needed. Assist homeschooling families to develop appropriate educational plans for their children with special needs.
08/2003 to 06/2010
Early Childhood Special EducatorFairfax County Public Schools － Fairfax, VATaught a non-categorical early childhood special education class. Managed a case load of 8-12 students per year. Developed individual educational plans (IEP) designed to promote educational, physical and social development. Presented IEP documents for conferences. Established and communicated clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects to both students and parents.
Education and Training
Communication Sciences and DisordersJames Madison University － Harrisonburg, VA, USABachelor of Science
Early Childhood Special EducationJames Madison University － Harrisonburg, VA, USAMaster of Education