Academic and Learning Specialist / Support Teacher, Aspen Classroom
Emily grew up in the Los Angeles area and relocated to Eugene, Oregon, after completing a Master of Science in Education at the University of Southern California. There, she focused on learning disorders specific to reading and writing and the best, evidence-based interventions to address them. While in graduate school, she worked in the disability services office and in the athletic department as a graduate assistant, learning specialist. Additionally, she worked at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes for several years as a clinician, tester and staff trainer for all five of their programs.
Most recently, she has completed a graduate certificate course in Applied Behavior Analysis and has been working the field for several years, as a behavior therapist and a Registered Behavior Technician. She is most passionate about verbal behavior and loves the moments when she is able to help facilitate communication skills in an emerging verbal learner.
She is very excited to join the staff at Victory Academy and put to use her background in reading and learning specialization and experience in ABA. When she's not working, you might find her studying ABA at a coffee shop in Portland, taking her therapy dog, Dexter, on long walks with her husband, or writing short stories for children.
Emily will serve in a dual role for the 2016-2017 school year: Support Teacher in the Aspen Classroom and Academic and Learning Specialist.