After 11 years of experience in education, I have decided to change my journey. Although I love working in the field of education and hope to continue to work in the field, I want to shift my focus.
About three years ago, I had a colleague that encouraged me to start selling some of my resources on Teachers Pay Teachers. At first, I was hesitant; however, I am so happy that I did because I can help more and more educators efficiently gather data, find more ways to support students, and find more ways to support families. I want to continue sharing not only my resources but provide a way to collaborate with you on all things data and special education.
Over the past couple of years, I have had friends and family ask me various questions about education and needed help navigating the special education process. I have current and former colleagues reaching out wanting help with data collection, goal writing, behavior intervention plans, and become more knowledgable about the law.
With an incredible amount of support, I have decided to make special education consulting and advocacy my next career. I want to not only provide access to tools and resources, but I want to write about the questions you have or the questions you are frequently asked about.
- What is a 504?
- What is the difference between an IEP and 504?
- What does it mean that my child will be evaluated?
- Do colleges know that my child was in special education classes?
I also will write about the challenges that we face while working in public education: time constraints, politics, and ethical dilemmas. I will share how to embrace and overcome these challenges while staying true to yourself.