“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 within the system and working to change it, to promote equity and inclusion 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] April 6 – May 10, 2020
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    Portland, OR

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