As a scholar-practitioner obsessed with research, I was born to work with “my kids” with ADHD and Autism (ASD). A STEM girl with a love of math, blogging, social media, technology, yoga…and dogs 🙂
My goal is to use educational and theraputic approaches to empower teens and young adults with ADHD and Autism (ASD) to be successful learners through academic therapy. I use video chats, mobile technology, videos, and apps to create a 21st Century learning environment.
I am a highly trained professional practioner across the broad educational spectrum for adults and students of all ages with learning challenges. I was an Associate Clinic Director at Lindamood-Bell where I oversaw instructional integrity for reading and math interventions. Most of all…I was their Star Trainer.
I wanted to work with a more diverse student body. After attending the Teachers 2000 program at George Washington University, I taught math, reading, and English. I further pursued graduate learning in education psychology, online teaching, distance education, technology, and instructional design. My favorite courses integrated academic research with my classroom experiences with students with ADHD and Autism (ASD). Sharing experieneces through stories with parents opened me up to a world that I had never imagined.
I was a special educator as well, working with teens with disabilities in self-contained, inclusion, and general-education classrooms. In addition, I wrote, evaluated, and managed IEPs. Parent meetings were especially wonderful as they provided me with opportunities to share their child’s many gifts. Seeking to work with Special Education students outside of the classroom, I became an After School Activity Coordinator (ensuring the participation of students with disabilities in after-school activities).
I am the Chair of the Washington DC Chapter of the National Writers Union. I am a member of the International Reading Association, having served as a Technology, Communication, and Literacy Committee Member. I am an active member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, focusing on both secondary and postsecondary research and instruction. I have been an instructor for the DC Web 8 Girls Rock the Web and Take Our Kids to the Web.
People have come to me with questions throughout my career. This is my forum to provide answers. Contact me…Ask questions. I can become your guide through enlightened and light-hearted conversations.
…Is that something that you might be interested in? 🙂