Richardsville Elementary is a great place to teach and an excellent school. I love being a part of the Richardsville Community and feel very welcome.
I have had a broad range of experience working with individuals with disabilities, including conducting education research, providing independent living support services to adults, and working as a special education teacher teaching resource, life skills, behavior, and transition.
2017-2020 - South Warren Middle School PASS Coach - Bowling Green, KY
2016-2017 - High School Behavior and Life Skills Teacher - Arcata, California
2015-2016 - Assistant Researcher - University of Kansas: Project coordinator on a study to develop and validate a new assessment to measure self-determination, the Self-Determination Inventory (SDI)
2014-2015 - Middle School Life Skills Teacher - Franklinton, Louisiana
2013-2014 - Elementary Resource Teacher - Flagstaff, Arizona
2008-2013 - Personal Support Worker - Portland, Oregon: Provided support services to adults with disabilities to support independent living, including: Housing, Medical, Financial and Social/Leisure
I am passionate about disability rights and education advocacy to improve the continuum of services available to support inclusion and self-determination in our public schools. I attended the University of Oregon (BA International Studies and Political Science), Portland State University (MA Special Education), and University of Kansas (Continuing education, Transition Services). Outside of work, I am interested in learning new languages, travel, hiking, and exploring the outdoors.
At Richardsville, I will be providing special education services to grades 4, 5, and 6. I believe strongly in the benefits of inclusive educational opportunities, both behaviorally and academically.
RES is a wonderful, supportive learning space for all students and I am proud to be a Bobcat!