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Specific Learning Disability Specialist
Colorado Department of Education, Denver, Colorado
Senior Team Lead and Instructional Coach
Denver Public Schools, Denver, Colorado

2015 - 2017

Special Educator (Grades 6-8)
Denver Public Schools, Denver, Colorado


English Teacher/Team Leader (Grades 6-8)
Denver Public Schools, Denver, Colorado, 

​2005 - 2008

IB English Teacher (Grades 6 – 12)
International American School, São Paulo, Brazil
2002 - 2005

Honors English Teacher (Grades 6 – 12)
Santa Ana Unified, Anta Ana, CA
1996 - 2002
  • Designing and Delivering Professional Development

  • IDEA

  • Specially Designed Instruction

  • MTSS and RTI

  • DBI

  • Four Step Data Team Process

  • Cognitive Coaching

  • Common Core State Standards

  • Educational Technologies

  • eLearning

  • Blended Learning

  • Inquiry Based Teaching and Learning

  • Cornell University’s Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Model

  • Secondary Education

University of Colorado at Denver
Graduate, eLearning Design and Implementation
2013 - 2016


Acquired skills needed to design and facilitate online learning opportunities for learners in higher education, K12, and corporate settings. Engaged in interactive learning, hands-on projects and collaborative team work. Developed skills in creating web-based instructional products that incorporate multi-media and hypermedia techniques and applications as well as important leadership and research skills. 

Teacher’s Institute at La Academia (TILA) - Denver
Special Education Generalist

​2009 - 2010 


Learned the importance if being an ethical scholar-practitioner who is committed to social justice and dedicated to reflective, participatory and collaborative teaching processes. Developed understandings of best practices in teaching literacy and delivering culturally responsive instruction.  Developed understandings of Universal Design for Learning, using technology and research-based practices while focusing on teaching students with special needs.

Humboldt State University- Arcata, CA.
Bachelor of Arts (English, TESOL)
Single Subject Teaching Credential (English)

​1990 - 1994


Developed the characteristics of an exceptional classroom teacher and instructional leader within public schools across the nation as a strong and articulate advocate for children, adolescents and for public education.

  • Special Education Generalist (Colorado)

        Expires April 2027

  • Secondary English (Colorado)

        Expires April 2027


Personal Interests
  • Equine sports

  • Hiking

  • SCUBA diving

  • International travel

  • Art

  • Photography

  • Music

  • Yoga

  • Mountaineering

  • Rock climbing

Travel Experiences
  • Overseas living experiences in Switzerland and Brazil

  • Extensive travel throughout Latin America, Eastern and Western Europe

  • Southeast Asia

  • Australia

  • South Pacific

  • Micronesia

  • Africa

  • Mexico

  • Canada

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