I grew up in Miami Florida and graduated from Palmetto High School. I went to UNF then to Tallahassee Community College for my AA. Then I transferred to Florida State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a Master’s degree with a focus in Autism and Emotional Disturbances. In college I worked for a grant program working at home with parents with kids with disabilities. I also worked in an early intervention program for kids with autism as well as a high school for students who were at risk not to graduate. I worked on campus at the Leach Center, the on campus gym for 3 years.
I recently started a new position at TJ. After 9 years working with students with Severe Autism i made a change and am now the AVID site team lead running Junior, Senior AVID. In AVID the students are working on College and post secondary skills based on their own determination.
I am also the ACE Connects teacher and run the WES program. These programs are about Work Experience and Alternative Career Education.