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Professional Overview


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Brief overview of professional background

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Professional Overview

  1. 1. CHERYL A. LAFFERTY<br />Educational Specialist<br />
  2. 2. Educational Background<br />Bachelor of Science – Special Education<br />Masters of Science – Educational Administration<br />Educational Specialist – Educational Administration<br />Special Education Law<br />
  3. 3. Areas of Expertise <br />Special Education Instructional Methods<br />Educational Administration<br />Adult Education<br />Staff Development<br />Differentiated Instruction<br />Consensus Building<br />Organizational Change<br />Fundraising<br />
  4. 4. Special Education Classroom Experience<br />Mental Disabilities<br />Autism<br />Learning Disabilities<br />Behavioral Disorders<br />Crisis Intervention<br />Grade Level Experience K-12<br />
  5. 5. Adult Education Experience<br />Adjunct Professor – Saint Ambrose University<br />Collaborative Consultation – Graduate Level Multi-disciplinary staffing and teaming techniques, consensus building, professional communication, conflict resolution<br />Introduction to Mental Disabilities – Undergraduate Level - <br />Historical perspective of mental disabilities through modern research and development of medical treatment, education and adult services <br />
  6. 6. Leadership Experience<br />Crisis Intervention<br />Teacher in Charge<br />Advisory Board for Special Education Department at Saint Ambrose University<br />Iowa State Task Force for Special Education Teacher Competencies<br />
  7. 7. Community Involvement<br />Board Member - Scott County Special Olympics<br />Board Member – Le Claire Library Planning <br />Board Member – CASI Fundraising<br />Court Appointed Special Advocate – Seventh Judicial District<br />Board Member – Davenport Dollars for Scholars<br />
  8. 8. Accomplishments<br />Developed major fundraising initiative for Scott County Special Olympics raising $23,000 in a three-month period<br />Developed Crisis Intervention programs for North High School and Buchanan Elementary schools in Davenport, Iowa<br />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<br />
  9. 9. Educational Leadership Mission Statement<br />Children are our greatest resource.<br />Children are the responsibility of their community and should be given the opportunity to reach their potential as healthy, productive citizens.<br />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.<br />No child should be left behind.<br />