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I am a Special Education teacher with a focus on teaching students with Low Incidence Disabilities in a Self-Contained, classroom setting. I am currently assigned as the Assistive Technology Specialist and Life Skills coordinator for the East Williamson County Cooperative. In addition to my daily duties, I am a certified coach with the Special Olympics in Texas and have been an enrichment teacher for the after school program, “Duck University”. I am a United States Air Force veteran and I have a Master of Science from Wilmington University in Delaware with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, University College at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Prior to becoming an educator, I was the Director of Operations for Distribution companies in Virginia and Delaware. Throughout that part of my career, I was involved in several continuous improvement programs as a trainer and manager in TQM, COPC and ISO 9002. As an Educator, I try to apply these principles to what I do, not change for the sake of change, but to do something well and then do it even better. I was born in Michigan, but my roots in Texas trace back to Stephen F. Austin’s grandfather. That means Stephen and I are cousins, though several generations removed.