Kathy comes to GRREC with 21+ yrs. experience in education. Her focus has been Positive Behavioral Supports, research-based interventions (academic, social, emotional), Functional Behavior Assessments/Behavior Plans and presenter for Non-Violent Crisis Intervention/ Verbal De-escalation for students in primary to adult. She is a member of Council for Exceptional Children and was Georgia’s CEC Teacher of the Year. She enjoyed serving on committees in her district and was a mentor for new and student teachers. In addition to her bachelor and master’s degrees in regular & special education, she obtained her Rank 1 while becoming Nationally Board Certified as an Exceptional Needs Specialist in 2008.