Susan Mead, M.A, M.S., Ed.S., ATP
Special Education Advocate
Assistive Technology Professional
Susan is an Education Specialist with over 35 years working in public schools, nonpublic schools and privately with students of all ages. In addition, she has a Masters of Science in Educational Administration, Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Masters of Science in Special Education and is a Certified Assistive Technology Professional.
After many years teaching preschool through sixth grade in general education, she earned her credential as an Education Specialist (Ed.S.). She then taught special education students from Kindergarten through eighth grade with differing abilities and eligibility designations. After this, she spent five years as a special education administrator and two years as a director of a nonpublic school serving students with emotional and behavioral challenges.
She is an experienced Education Specialist and special education administrator with a demonstrated history of commitment, excellence and expertise. She has been part of district-wide and school site teams overseeing special education programs and classrooms. She is skilled and knowledgeable in special education law and compliance, specialized interventions, instructional strategies, web based IEP management systems, IEP facilitation/Facilitated IEPs, development of IEPs, education technology, assistive technology, assessment, behavior intervention plans, social-emotional learning, transition plans, curriculum development, synchronous instruction and online learning platforms. She is also trained in and uses a variety of multi-sensory programs to address the underlying learning differences that students experience, like; Slingerland, Wilson, Seeing Stars, Visualizing and Verbalizing, Reading Horizons, Lexia, Touch Math, On Cloud 9, and a variety of executive functioning strategies.
Susan has a passion for learning and advocating for students of all ages! She is a lifelong learner that is always researching and developing her skills and knowledge in academic assessment, interventions, instructional strategies, special education law and assistive technology.
Additionally, she enjoys spending time with her family, which includes three granddaughters.