Experienced, knowledgeable, personable, enthusiastic, student-centered higher education professional with a wealth of experience in diversity,inclusion, multicultural issues, student advisement in both Student and Academic Affairs, driven to creating an inclusive learning community in which students from diverse backgrounds and cultures are valued and provided opportunities for academic and personal success.
Facilitate all IEP programs for all students with disabilities, advise students, consult with development of 504 access/accommodation plans, facilitate and develop Title I and IDEA Part II grants, develop and oversee budget, supervise staff, and coordinate staff professional development and parent advisory committee.
As faulty member and Transition Specialist have combined duties in both Academic and Student Affairs: student navigation/advisement/counseling; transition training; interdisciplinary work with offices of student academic support, diversity, disability services, and academic probation; community outreach; standing committee duties for Dialogue on Diversity Committee, Diversity Week Committee, and Diversity and Inclusion Task Force; Student Community Government, Academic Standing Committee, RIC Governing Council, Graduate School Committee; grant writing; research; publications; academic teaching.
Served as a systemic change agent to improve transition outcomes for at-risk students exiting the secondary education system and entering post-secondary education; developed transition-training workshops and conducted trainings under the Rhode Island State Improvement Grant (RISIG); coordinated the development of and provided leadership, technical assistance and evaluation for transition plans of improvement; RI Statewide Council memberships: RI Transition Council, RI Transition Academies, RI Department of Health in Transition Council, and RI Regional Transition Councils; conference coordinator; college lecturer; transition newsletter editor/writer.
During tenure at Narragansett, I served in various capacities: Special Education Director, Transition Specialist and secondary general and special education teacher, being appointed as the first full-time co-teacher on the secondary level in the district and state; developed the district's first transition program to address school-to-postsecondary education, as well as school-to-career, school-to independent living, and school-to-community participation for at-risk special education students with intellectual disabilities; wrote and received grant to support transition programming as well as a grant to target students identified as high risk for success in employment in the adult world; served as the district's special education director/504 officer, overseeing programming for students identified under IDEA and 504; as Director of Special Education, supervised and evaluated 80+ direct-service reports; created the prototype for the RI Transition Folder adopted for publication by the Sherlock Center on Disabilities; lead hiring and evaluation of personnel and program services; developed a K-12 change of practice prototype in special education program development and delivery
Duties varied and were comprehensive during my tenure at Block Island School as a special education director, ADA compliance officer, general and special educator, diagnostician, leading and re-visioning the development of a scope and sequence of curriculum; developed resources and the model for student counseling services and for high-risk learners; organized the first Parents Advisory Committee; served as academic assessment coordinator; chaired MDT; as Special Education Director: implemented transition programming for students with intellectual disabilities to increase post-secondary school outcomes; redesigned special education programming to include both elementary and secondary instructors; introduced and implemented portfolio assessment; grant writing; staff evaluations and professional development provider in transition programming, portfolio assessment; metacognitive strategies for instruction; functional and academic literacy strategies; hiring and budget development/management; grant writing
Candidate in Philosophy (ABD): Northwestern University, Evanston/Chicago, IL
PhD Cognates: Learning Disabilities, Clinical Psychology and Creative Drama
Relevant Therapeutic Study/Practice: Graduate study/internships, and practicum experience in person-centered, phenomenological, life-cycle and behavioral systems, therapeutic assessment and intervention in mental health.
Master of Arts in Learning Disabilities, Northwestern University
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, University of Rhode Island
Principal researcher/data collector: for RI Urban League Providence Public Schools Minority Teacher Hiring Practices: Urban Core Cities Comparative Study, August, 1996
Lead Presenter: Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) 13th
International Conference, Albuquerque, NM, October, 2005: Transition training: An All Teachers Agenda: Success in Providence, RI
Gunning, M. & Rossi-D'entremont, K. (2012) Promising and Practical Strategies to Increase Postsecondary Success of Nontraditional Students. US Department of Education, www.ed.gov/
RI College Link, quarterly newsletter, The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities
RI Transitions, quarterly newsletter, The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities
Guide to Developing Transition-Focused/Standards-based IEPs and Curriculum, The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, June 2007
School-to Career Transition Programming, American Institutes of Research, Washington DC, June 2002
Rhode Island College Student Activities Club Advisor of the Year, 2014
Cap and Gown Convocation Commencement Speaker, Rhode Island College, 2013: Selected by the senior class of 2013 as keynote speaker
Mary Thorp Excellence in Teaching Nominee, Rhode Island College, 2011
Zeta Phi Eta (Winifred Ward) Graduate School Theater Award, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Class President Graduate Class, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Graduate Fellowship, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Danforth Fellow Representative, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
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