A Bit About Me

I am a freelance instructional designer, award-winning educator and assistive technology specialist who creates customized learning experiences based on the principles of trauma-informed learning and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). I believe that when we customize our instructional designs to meet the learning needs of real people, then results will follow. I hold an M.Ed in Assistive Technology and Special Instruction, with specialties in Universal Design for Learning, Project Based Learning Curriculum Design and Instructional Design.

For over 16 years, I have been working within the school system as an inclusive certified curriculum developer, and bring an additional 8 years of insight as an instructional design advisor, working with both adult learners as well as with organizations such as Generation Mindful, Missouri Assistive Technology, Gentle Season, the Special School District of St. Louis County, and the Integrate Trauma-Informed Network, which I co-founded and currently lead in building trauma Informed social learning experiences, working with subject matter experts in the field of mental health.

I am passionate about co-creating inclusive and approachable learning opportunities and social learning communities for all types of adult learners in the educational, small business, and not-for-profit sectors. 


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