I am responsible for the overall facilitation of programming and staffing within the transition program. My primary goal is to ensure all student’s goals are appropriate and programs are successfully being run to achieve maximum results.
I graduated in 2009 from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY with my master’s degree in Occupational Therapy (OT). I relocated to Arizona from NY in January of 2009 and completed my final internship and started my career working with the geriatric population, however I knew my passion was working with pediatrics/adolescents, due to a prior teaching career. I went on and worked as a school district Occupational Therapist for three years before joining the L.I.F.E. family in 2013. Prior to moving into my new role as Transition Program Lead Facilitator, I had the pleasure of providing 1:1 direct OT services in the therapy department for a little over 5 years.
Education and Advanced Training:
M.A. of Occupational Therapy, Mercy College, NY, 2009
How Does Your Engine Run? 2012
The Listening Program Provider Certification Course, 2015
Water-Based Interventions for The Pediatric Client, 2016
An Introduction to Assistive Technology for the Pediatric Population, 2017
Out-of-Sync Child: Sensory Challenges and Sensible Solutions, 2017
Personal Teaching or Management Philosophy:
I believe in providing guidance for employees to do their job well. I provide varying tasks related to the job that gives employees experience. This also stretches their abilities and brings growth.
I am married and have a talented teenage son. I enjoy spending the weekends attending dance events with my son. I have a new passion for health and fitness, and recently got involved in obstacle course racing. I am a wanderlust. I love to take flight and set sail any opportunity I can get.
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