Twenty-five year educator dedicated to the outcomes for students who qualified for Special Education services. During my first ten years I worked as a Resource teacher for students in grades 6 through 12 and as Educational Specialist and Secondary Coordinator. During the past fifteen years I dedicated my time to the administration of Special Education service in the Wenatchee School District. I had a special focus on compliance related issues as it related to the development and delivery of Individual Education Plans and all related reports from Itinerant staff. I also worked with a core group to bring changes to the academics delivered across the district in Special Education settings, preschool through high school.
Facilitated changes in the delivery of academic and other services across the district in all special education programs; routinely met with staff to address instructional and compliance related issues; managed the budget for the department and met periodically with district level administration to work on staffing issues; attended district, regional and state meetings to address needs of special education staff and students; facilitated district level training for special education staff; member of the Chelan/Douglas Counties Secondary Transition Committee; participation in all district level training for administration; member of several planning committees including the principal evaluation committee aligned to the Marzano evaluation tool; work with parents to address issues related to service delivery.
Focused on compliance related issues for all special education staff; worked closely with the School Psychologists; responsibility for evaluation of itinerant staff within special education; developed and presented outline of Discipline Procedures for identified students for the district Administration teams; worked with Special Education Administrative Assistance to complete all state and federal reports; participated at the district level with the Operational Directors on the original application for ISO 9001 and drafted procedures for Special Education using the format for ISO 9001; attended Quality Schools training and also participated at the district level on a team reviewing a draft of the Baldridge application.
Worked with all Special Education instructional staff on delivery of instruction, k-12; special focus on delivery of transitional services for students at the high school level; facilitated training for Secondary staff by Cinda Johnson (Center for Change in Transition); participated in Parent Advisory Committee for the Special Education Dept.
Resource teacher for the Leavenworth Middle/High School providing educational services in academics and behavior for all qualifying students grades 6-12; responsible for the delivery of instruction, support of general education staff and supervision of one para-educator.
Completed the program for School Psychology and currently hold an Initial ESA certificate for School Psychology with the state of Washington.
Completed the credential for Program Administration with a focus on Special Education.
Completed a Masters in Special Education with a focus on behavior and secondary transition.
Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double Major (History and Special Education). Student member of the Council for Exceptional Children.
Washington Continuing Administration Certification, 2000 to present
Washington Continuing Teacher, History and Special Education, 1992 to present
Washington Residency Educational Staff Associate, 2006 to present
During my years in Wenatchee I worked as a volunteer with the Regional Support Network as a member of the first Wrap-Around and Intake Review Committee for Chelan and Douglas Counties, along with members from local service agencies. We reviewed requests from families and agencies for local children needing additional supports. I later volunteered for the RSN advisory board and was a member of the board for the Women's Resource Center.
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), 1989-2013
Washington Association of School Administrators, (WASA), 1997-2013
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