Experienced Special Education Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in public schools and universities. Passionate about advocating for the needs of students with disabilities and their families, collaborating with community services and schools to enhance the inclusion of people with disabilities in society, sharing evidence-based practices with teachers and families, and participating in research that informs best practice. Skilled in teaching students with disabilities and managing behaviors, university teaching (including online classes), professional development, educational technology, instructional design, educational research, and advocacy. Strong education professional with a Ph. D. focused in Special Education, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Research Methods from George Mason University where she worked in an Institutes for Education Sciences Research grant investigating the effects of a Self-Regulated Strategy Development POW+TREE strategy on the writing skills of students with emotional disabilities. She was the recipient of a Special Education Doctoral Leadership Fellowship, Dr. Lucille G. Shandloff Memorial Endowed Scholarship, and McLean Women’s Club Scholarship.
She is a co-author of the Council for Exceptional Children's Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers. She conducts new teacher training for CEC and local school districts within the United States.