Work Experience

An Introduction To What I Do

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Loudoun County Public Schools

Specialized Instructional Facilitator - Assistive Technology/Assistive Technology Trainer

Summer 2003 - Present

  • Conduct consultations and assessments to assist Individual Education Program teams in the consideration of the technology needs of students
  • Facilitate and coach educators and families on the successful implementation of contemporary technologies
  • Conduct multimodal trainings on accessible, personalized educational experience design and technology implementation
  • Develop and maintain pro-active policies and procedures for district-wide implementation of universal technology services
  • Create and facilitate online sharing sites, discussion boards, and social media initiatives
  • Develop and maintain pilot programs for various initiatives including optical character recognition, high-tech augmentative/alternative communication, gesture-based learning, and voice activated assistant technology
  • Participate in technology steering, productivity, communication, data analysis, and language development committees to develop and implement district-wide initiatives
  • Develop language-based curriculum manual for preschool and autism teachers
  • Write, record, direct, edit, and compile training videos/DVDs related to assistive technology, communication, and universal design for learning
  • Mentor new assistive technology staff members
  • Develop annual, district-wide “Strategy-A-Day” calendar in both hard copy and digital formats
  • Train all special education staff on newly implemented online Individualized Education Program software
  • Develop an online tracking system for assistive technology services and devices

Independent Speaker and Consultant

2008 - Present

  • Design and facilitate professional development experiences on contemporary topics for educators and families
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Shenandoah University

Adjunct Professor

Spring 2018 - Present

  • Instructor for course Technology in Education for the career switcher program
  • Design and present interactive lessons on educational technology implementation
  • Maintain online sharing site
  • Provide feedback on projects and assignments
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Center on Technology and Disability

Faculty

Summer 2013 - Present

  • Design and facilitate professional development experiences on contemporary topics for educators and families
  • Provide feedback on initiatives and materials
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International Society for Technology in Education

Online Course Designer and Facilitator

2010

  • Instructor for course - Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology
  • Designed and presented interactive lessons
  • Maintained online sharing site and discussion board
  • Provided feedback on projects and assignments
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Family Center on Technology and Disability

Online Institute Social Media Expert

Summer 2009

  • Designed and presented interactive lessons
  • Maintained online sharing site and discussion board
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George Mason University

Adjunct Professor

Summer 2008 and 2009

  • Instructor for course Computer Applications for Special Populations
  • Designed and presented interactive lessons
  • Maintained online sharing site and discussion board
  • Provided feedback on projects and assignments
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Loudoun County Public Schools

Speech Language Pathologist

1999 - 2003

  • Administered current diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in relation to phonological/articulation disorders, expressive/receptive language disorders, autism/spectrum disorders, voice disorders, and augmentative communication
  • Integrated individual therapy programs with general education curriculum and goals in both an inclusion and pull-out service delivery model
  • Participated in multidisciplinary meetings to determine possible general education classroom accommodations, intervention strategies, and the need for testing of students with academic difficulties
  • Collaborated with parents, administration, and other educators in the development of Individualized Education Programs for students with disabilities
  • Performed evaluations and presented results at meetings to determine the eligibility of students for special education services
  • Provided in-services and workshops for parents, administration, and other educators on a variety of contemporary topics
  • Mentored new speech-language pathologists
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Family Child Learning Center

Early Intervention Internship

1997 - 1998

  • Administered current diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in relation to developmental language disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental verbal apraxia, and augmentative communication with ages 0-3
  • Specialized in family-centered philosophy with an interdisciplinary team approach
  • Contributed to the formulation of Individualized Family Service Plans