I am a Special Educator for 7th -12th grades, case manager, and responsible for all school –to –work experiences, including, but not limited to, business tours, job shadowing, apprenticeships, on the job training, and transition either to post-secondary institutions or the world of work. In the spring, I teach a Transition Round Table class where students are connected to the world of work. I also teach a resource self-contained English/Career class, with MS and HS special education students. As a teacher of the deaf, I can use ASL with deaf/hard of hearing students. In addition, I conduct exit interviews on our Sp Ed students prior to graduation. Using post indicator surveys, 1, 3, and 5 years after graduation, I compare this data to the graduates’ exit interviews.
I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Special and Deaf Education from Saint Joseph’s College, Masters of Education from Saint Michael’s College, and also earned a Certificate of Advance Study degree in Special Education from the University of Vermont. I have accumulated over 26 additional credit hours in coursework, as well as attended many workshops and conferences.
I have seven children
– 3 boys and 4 girls. My oldest son was born “differently-abled”; his special
needs have enriched our lives. I am a board member on the Epilepsy Foundation
of Vermont and assistant to the director of the Miss Vermont Scholarship