About me

About me. I am an educator who has worked for 15 years in the public schools:  initially as a nationally certified school psychologist who has worked in elementary and middle schools, as well as a school for kids with behavior problems. Currently, I serve as a central office administrator in a local school district.

Why this blog? One of my favorite things to do is to help families who are struggling to achieve success for their student. I am also the parent of a child with a minor disability. I have sat on both sides of the table as an education professional and as a parent. It has broadened my perspective in ways I could never have imagined.

My intent is to give insight to parents, students, and teachers who are navigating schools, especially around the topic of student disability. These are my thoughts based on my experience and my hope is to provide help and smooth the way for others.

Disclaimer. This blog offers my personal opinions based on what I have seen work (and not work) in the public school system. The opinions expressed on this blog belong to the authors of each post and don’t necessarily reflect the views or policies of every school district, including the district where I work.

Some of what I will write has to do with interpretation of federal and state regulations, so that readers can better understand the system. Please be aware that regulations and laws differ from state to state and certain courts have set precedent that applies to different regions of the country. I happen to live in a state that is served by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. States, Circuit Courts, even local school districts will interpret rules and laws differently. What I write might be correct where I live, but may not be correct somewhere else.

Please note the Content Use Guidelines for sharing or posting any of the information from this blog.

How can I help? I hope what you find here is helpful. If you have a specific question or an idea for a future blog post, please let me know.

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