SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVOCATE
Helping Students Reach Their Potential, Pre-K through College
I am an Education Specialist candidate in science-based Reading & Literacy Instruction, and hold two master's degrees that, all combined, take a unique and more whole approach when revealing and addressing a path for a student. I have a Master of Science in Special Education (M.Ed) and an MBA with a heavy emphasis on data science. Together, the advanced degrees allow a stronger skill set in evaluating data, identifying strengths, spotting unaddressed needs, discussing gaps, and utilizing student strengths.
Additionally, I have taken the Wrightslaw Special Education Advocacy Training and the Federation for Children with Special Needs consultant training.
Your child's academic difficulties and obstacles will be discussed and addressed with compassion, respect, and a plan that's unique and right for him/her.
The IEP TEAM meeting can be an emotionally difficult room to sit in and convey your thoughts and facts as you hope. It can be heart-wrenching to hear about your child's struggles and still be able to be a contributing team member. I advocate for your child and family by preparing you to attend meetings with or without my attendance. I am data-driven and will use your student's data to drive the conversation (and make sure data is complete). All members of your child's TEAM (including you) are equal contributors and are to collaborate to create your child's individualized educational plan to reach academic success.
Every child wants to be and feel successful in his/her work. A child wants to put their best foot forward. However, they can't reach their potential if their learning needs are misunderstood, overlooked, or aren't being addressed.
Not sure what to do or if college is a possibility for your child? I supply the support for high school students who may believe that college isn't an available choice, or can't find one that may be the best fit. I can provide support through every phase of the admission process, preferably starting with the student in their junior year. However, if later, no worries! We can get it done. The important thing is to apply and then decide!