Kathy is an experienced consultant and special educator with almost 20 years of experience training and consulting with district professionals, both inside and outside of Texas. Kathy has worked as an instructor at Texas Tech University as well as an Education Specialist and Special Education Coordinator at Education Service Center Region 13, where she implemented innovative professional development in the areas of: literacy instruction for children with significant disabilities, Response to Intervention, IEP development, and integration of assistive technology into the classroom. Kathy works with a wide range of educators, including teachers, speech therapists, related service providers, assessment staff, and special education leaders. She feels strongly that purposeful and engaging instruction – for both educators and children –is the key to meaningful growth for all students.