As Sr. Research Scientist at CAST, the pioneering research and development organization on Universal Design for Learning (UDL), I believe in optimizing performance through creating meaningful educational experiences. This practice is grounded in a strengths-based model of learning that meets individuals' needs through classroom design and technology, unique learning strategies, self awareness, accommodations, and engagement. As a teacher, and supervisor of preservice teachers in California, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Arizona I have been in hundreds of classrooms over the past thirty years observing studying various types of education for all learners.
I have held faculty and research positions at Stanford University, Penn State University, Providence College, University of Arizona and Notre Dame de Namur University where I was Program Director of Special Education and Department Chair of Teacher Education. Education and Training:
Ph.D., Special Education, Penn State University, Specialization on postsecondary students with learning disorders. Post-graduate studies: Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, Palo Alto, CA
M.A., Special Eduation, San Francisco State University
Certificate in Educational Therapy, San Francisco State University
CA Education Specialist teaching credential, San Francisco State University
CA Community Colleges, Learning Disabilities Eligibility Model, Chancellor's Office
BA, Psychology, California State University, Sacramento
Because individuals should thrive, not simply survive.
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