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My very first foray into special education was as a high school student. My after-school and summer job was as a teacher's aide at a center for children with developmental disabilities. After graduating undergraduate school, I taught 7th grade special education in Washington D.C. on an alternative license. I attended George Mason University in the evenings to earn my license and M.Ed in Special Education. Following D.C., I headed to the Rio Grande Valley, TX to serve as a Special Education Program Director with Teach for America (TFA). TFA brought me up to Colorado where I served as the Director of Special Education for several years before transitioning to CU Denver where I created the ASPIRE Special Education alternative licensure program. I now serve as the Assistant Director at ASPIRE, and continue to oversee our Special Education programming.
Faculty Excellence Awards for non-tenure track teaching, School of Education & Human Development, CU Denver, 2019
Council for Exceptional Children, Teacher Education Division, Colorado Chapter
My primary research is around exploring how to provide foundational special education practices and inclusive practices to all alternative licensure candidates.