“Denise, you are a true expert teacher… genuinely passionate and so knowledgeable.
You have been so attentive and addressed all the concerns of everyone in the class.
I am so very impressed.  You have inspired me to be a better teacher”
Dianne K

Teaching & Consulting

    I am a critical special educator, working both within the special education system and to change it to promote equity, inclusion and social justice in education.

    • Teacher Education
    • Online Course Development & Instruction
    • Innovative Education Projects

    Topics in Disability Studies & Special Education:
    Disability Studies in Education * Inclusion for General Education Teachers
    Universal Design for Learning * Differentiated Instruction * Co-Teaching
    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

    Topics in Online Education:
    Using Online Forums for Deep Inquiry & Professional Collaboration
    Online Course Design  *  Online Instruction  *  Online Learning for Teachers
    Online Learning for Administrators & Policy-Makers


    • 30+ Years in General & Special Education
    • Elementary, Middle, High School, College
    • Classroom and Online

    Teacher & Resource Specialist: PK-12, 14 years
    Program Specialist: Special Education Program Manager, 
Professional Development, Compliance, 7 years
    College Instructor: UCLA Extension, University of San Diego, Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, 14 years


    Master’s Degree, Teachers College, Columbia University
    General and Special Education Teaching Licenses
    Special Training:
    Early Literacy * Special Education Administration * Comprehensive Planning for Professional Development * Adult Learners * Online Education

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    • Disability Studies In Education [Online] July, 2019
      Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling
      Portland, OR

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