INDIVIDUAL - SCAD ID - #104
TEACHING ARTIST & CONSULTANT, ARTS INTEGRATION FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Presenter: Workshops at the 2014 & 2017 Kennedy Center-VSA Intersections Conferences, “Leveling the Playing Field: Storytelling in the Special Needs Classroom,” “They hate to write!”
Presenter: 2015 Kennedy Center-VSA webinar, “Teach Them to Fly: How Storytelling Gives Primary-age Children with Special Needs Their Wings”
Author: Storytelling Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Children with Special Needs. Co-authored with Lyn Ford. (Libraries Unlimited, forthcoming 2017); Article for Kennedy Center-VSA Newsletter: “Seven Tips for Using Storytelling to Engage Students with Disabilities”
Trainer: Professional development workshops for SPED teachers and teaching artists for the Mississippi Arts Commission: “Arts Integration in the Special Needs Classroom”; trainer on Sensory Storytimes for NEFLIN, SEFLIN, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis County Library, Daniel Boone Regional Library, Utah State Library, Kansas regional library systems: SEKLS, NEKLAS, SCKLS.
Teaching Artist:VSA-Kennedy Center contract with Springboard-St. Louis (serving 27 self-contained classrooms each year for 4 years); Tennessee-VSA residency for high school students with special needs, and dozens of residencies and student workshops in inclusive elementary and middle school classrooms in Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut and Mississippi