Cassie Velasquez delivers professional development workshops and expertise to educators nationwide. In addition to delivering these workshops to hundreds of educators, Cassie also acts as a resource and coach, providing focused one-on-one instruction and mentorship. Cassie has over 20 years of educational experience with a main focus in special education. She is a certified mediator and was the lead IEP Facilitator for the Scottsdale Unified School District. Cassie has over 20 years of educational experience with a main focus in special education. She is a certified mediator and was the lead IEP Facilitator for the Scottsdale Unified School District. Cassie is a well-known public speaker on the subject of IEP facilitation. She regularly speaks at state and national events and is recognized nationally for her expertise and passion in this area.
Key2Ed was founded in 2004 to provide educational consulting services to school districts, state departments of education, and other educational agencies and entities serving students K – 12th grade. The Key2Ed staff members have extensive training, knowledge, and expertise coming from their years on the job and field educational experiences throughout the country, including work with charter schools. As of today, over 1,000 workshops have been held and 10,000 individuals have been trained using their Program to reduce conflict and to provide an IEP collaborative meeting atmosphere.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education
M.A.Ed. in Special Education
Emotional Disturbance Instruction K-12
Intellectually Disabled Instruction K-12
Special Education Instruction K-12
Certified as a Facilitator and as a trainer of IEP Facilitation
40-Hour Basic Mediation, AZ