I believe in successful inclusive schools for all children – with and without disabilities. And I believe these schools are best built when teachers, parents and administrators collaborate to find engaging, meaningful and respectful ways for all learners to access the academics offered within general education environments.
As an educational consultant, I help create and strengthen working teams so they can continuously improve their practice through meaningful professional development, attention to instructional leadership, and a tacit understanding of systems change. As an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas, I teach aspiring teachers the foundational skills required to instill inclusive practices into their profession. Additionally, I often work with families and students to identify strengths and develop person-centered action plans to address their individual needs.
I bring over 25 years of experience and a deep passion for inclusive education to all I do. To learn more about what we might accomplish, start here.
BIG NEWS!!!! I am now the Executive Director of the Inclusive Schools Division for Kids Included Together (KIT). Please go to kit.org to find out all about our work, our passion, and how we can help YOU build an inclusive school community. We are able to do online, in-person and on-going support and technical assistance. Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
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