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About Me

With over two decades of experience working with individuals with disabilities, I have a well-rounded understanding skill set that enables me to conduct functional evaluations, collaborate with families, and multidisciplinary teams, and develop and monitor individualized program plans.

Learn more about Perspective Co-Op's mission, values, and about my passion for working with individuals with disabilities.

Person-Centered Perspective

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Minnesota Licensing

License # 1099480
Perspective Co-Op, 245D

License # 1113710
Otter Tail County, Adult Foster Care

UMPI/NPI: A617609300
MN Provider Identifier

File Folder 432757

Elementary Education 1-6
Developmental Disabilities K-12

Autism Spectrum Disabilities K-12*

*application pending

Experience

2019-Present

PERSPECTIVE CO-OP

New York Mills, MN | Milaca, MN

Owner | Manager | Service Provider

[Licensed]

  • Enrolled provider with Minnesota Health Care Programs.

  • Licensed under MN statutes 245D for Adult Foster Care services that promote health, independence, safety, and community integration, for qualified persons with disabilities.

2015-2019

MILACA HIGH SCHOOL

Milaca, MN

Special Education Teacher - Full-Time

[Licensed]

  • Individualized Education Plan case manager for students with developmental disabilities 7th grade through age 21.

  • Supervise paraprofessionals and coordinate student and staff schedules.

  • Implement behavior intervention, deescalation, and life skills programing in self-contained environment.

  • Collaborate with school-wide special education teams and communicate with parents.

2007-2015

ST. CLOUD AREA SCHOOLS

St. Cloud, MN

Special Education and General Education Teacher - Full-Time

[Licensed]

  • ​Carry out various models of direct instruction and service delivery including whole group and co-teaching in general education and 1:1 homebound.

  • School assistive technology representative.

  • Implement universal design for learning principles, effective and poignant multidisciplinary team collaboration for multi-sensory approaches, access to communication, and structured visual and tactile schedules.

  • Deaf-blind intervener training through the MN Deaf-Blind Project.

2002-2006

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

Syracuse, NY

Communication Partner Trainer | Presenter | Office Staff

  • Disseminate information, participate in institute meetings, train with autistic non-speakers, parents, speech pathologists, and researchers.

  • Attend person-centered planning meetings.

  • Present with doctoral students on topics related to disability studies and disability rights issues on campus.

Education

MASTER OF ARTSEducation K-12, Autism Spectrum Disabilities

Bethel University

2018-2022

BACHELOR OF ARTSInclusive Elementary & SpecialEducation, English & Textual Studies

Syracuse University

2002-2004

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