It is my intention from the beginning to put your mind at ease and assure you that in-depth knowledge, experience, and insight will make a difference as you consider moving forward with advocacy support. Anything less is unacceptable. And now is the time to do something.
A unique level of partnership and collaboration develops due to my understanding of the special education laws, policies, instruction, and most notably, the school climate and culture. As a former Special Education Director, Behavior Specialist, Principal, Highly Capable Coordinator, Social Emotional Learning trainer, as well as a K-8 teacher, I not only support you, but I also serve as a valued member of the school intervention team. An extensive background allows me to truly understand a wide range of perspectives, which supports the development of mutual understanding between clients and staff: An important part of the process that unfolds as we work together!
This is essential when selecting an advocate. For a traditional advocacy approach often creates an adversarial relationship and establishes or reinforces division and separation between the stakeholders across the table. I work from a different lens: For our intent is to support each child through solutions, creativity, and partnership. However, I won’t back-down when it comes to your parental rights and appropriate services for your child! Trust me on this.
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