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Educational Background Bachelor of Science – Special Education Masters of Science – Educational Administration Educational Specialist – Educational Administration Special Education Law
Areas of Expertise Special Education Instructional Methods Educational Administration Adult Education Staff Development Differentiated Instruction Consensus Building Organizational Change Fundraising
Adult Education Experience Adjunct Professor – Saint Ambrose University Collaborative Consultation – Graduate Level Multi-disciplinary staffing and teaming techniques, consensus building, professional communication, conflict resolution Introduction to Mental Disabilities – Undergraduate Level - Historical perspective of mental disabilities through modern research and development of medical treatment, education and adult services
Leadership Experience Crisis Intervention Teacher in Charge Advisory Board for Special Education Department at Saint Ambrose University Iowa State Task Force for Special Education Teacher Competencies
Community Involvement Board Member - Scott County Special Olympics Board Member – Le Claire Library Planning Board Member – CASI Fundraising Court Appointed Special Advocate – Seventh Judicial District Board Member – Davenport Dollars for Scholars
Accomplishments Developed major fundraising initiative for Scott County Special Olympics raising $23,000 in a three-month period Developed Crisis Intervention programs for North High School and Buchanan Elementary schools in Davenport, Iowa Created mentoring program with Saint Ambrose University’s Business Department to create awareness of school issues among future community leaders and provide role models for elementary students
Educational Leadership Mission Statement Children are our greatest resource. Children are the responsibility of their community and should be given the opportunity to reach their potential as healthy, productive citizens. It is the responsibility of public education to partner with families and provide exceptional academic instruction, role modeling, and opportunities for social success to each child. No child should be left behind.