The Institute for Collaboration n Children's Initiatives was established to provide services to parents, school districts, and agecnies involved with school-age children. Its services focus mainly on conflict resolution education and training and consultation on pertinent legal issues. In addition, the Institute is engaged in collaborative partnerships to conduct research which contributes to the development of the conflict resolution profession.
Special Education and Conflict Resolution Experience
I have worked as an attorney in the field of special education for over 20 years with experience ranging from assistant attorney general for the Pennsylvania Department of Education to parent advocate in due process hearings to hearing officer and appeals panel trainer and evaluator. For the past three years I have worked as a mediator for a community mediation service and the Middle District Court of Pennsylvania. As director of the Pennsylvania Special Education Mediation Service for the past four years, I worked to develop mediator standards and create collaborative partnerships with other agencies and schools interested in advancing the field of mediation and conlict resolution in schools.
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