Executive DirectorPERSONAL STATEMENT:
My experiences being a volunteer, camp counselor, personal care attendant, group home staff member, teacher, and family member of a person with a disability have fostered my love for working with people with special needs. A passion for “doing the right thing” for children and their families led me to pursue an administrative path. I believe in fostering creative and innovative solutions through collaboration. It is my privilege to lead an amazing team of professionals to meet the unique learning needs of students across our member districts. I invite you to contact me with questions, concerns, ideas, and feedback.EDUCATION:Doctoral CandidateEducation Leadership & Policy StudiesIndiana UniversityMaster of Science, Strategic Management (2016)Kelley School of BusinessIndiana UniversityDirector of Exceptional Needs(2009)Ball State University
Master of Science, School Administration(2002)
Magna Cum Laude
Bachelor of Science, Special Education(1998)
Ball State University
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:2017 - Present Executive Director, Earlywood Educational Services2014 - 2017 Executive Director, Special Services, Johnson County and Surrounding Schools2012 - 2014 Assistant Director, Special Services, Johnson County and Surrounding Schools2007 - 2012 Director of Special Services, Bremen Public Schools1998 - 2007 Special Education Teacher, Elkhart Co. Special Education Cooperative
2006-2007 K-2 Teacher for Students with Significant Disabilities, Goshen, IN.
2003–2006 Middle School Teacher for Students with Significant Disabilities, Wakarusa, IN
1998-2003 Middle School Teacher for Students with Significant Disabilities, Goshen, IN
I enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. My teenage son is active in school, travel baseball, and football which means my husband & I spend a lot of time doing those things too. I’ve traveled to Italy, Prague, & Mexico and love to plan our next adventures. I am currently working on my doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy studies through Indiana University. My dissertation will study due process practices.