This webinar focuses on the ins and outs of the IEP process. During Lori’s 29 years as a teacher, she has written hundreds of IEPs, and in her role as a TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment),she helped mediate challenging IEP meetings.
BIO: Lori Conroy, MEd, has been teaching for 29 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education from Northern Arizona University and her master’s in early childhood education. She taught general education for several years at the beginning of her career but for most of her career, Lori has served as a special education resource teacher and a teacher in an integrated preschool program. She spent four years out of the classroom as aTeacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) in the Kyrene Exceptional Student Services Department.Lori supported the integrated preschool program and the special education programs at several elementary and middle schools in that role. During her career, Lori has written hundreds ofIEPs, and in her role as TOSA she helped facilitate challenging IEP meetings. Lori has excellent expertise in the entire IEP process-from working with staff to help them develop effective IEPs for their students to meeting with parents to help guide them through the IEP process. Her true passion is working with her preschool students and families to help support her students’ academic and social growth and to work with the student’s parents to help them understand the IEP process and have a positive first experience in the public school setting.