"Our work to include students with disabilities in their PK-21 education is a key step in creating an inclusive society at all levels. IN! allows us to expand on that work and create more opportunities for our young adults at all levels post-high school. I'm reminded of a George Dei quote, 'Inclusion is not bringing people into what already exists; it is making a new space, a better space for everyone.' IN! is creating those new spaces that are truly better for everyone."
•Current: Executive Director of Special Education for Boulder Valley School District
•Experience includes: At heart, I am a special education teacher. After a few years teaching students with disabilities and working to move them from their isolated special education spaces into a more inclusive school, I found that my efforts and audience could be broadened in educational leadership. Since that time I've worked in various levels of Special Education administration. I've been an educator for 17+ years with some added experience teaching college courses, presenting at conferences and being a mom of two boys. My career goal is to keep innovating how we support individuals with disabilities and find ways to make our world a more inclusive one.
•Education: Masters of Educational Leadership, University of Nevada Las Vegas; Bachelors of Elementary and Special Education, Temple University