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Connecting the Dots: Using DEC Recommended Practices to meet Early Childhood Indicators
Overview Session ~ 12/5/22 at 3pm
Indicator 6 (Preschool LRE) ~ 1/31/23 at 3pm
Indicator 7 (Early Childhood Outcomes) ~ 2/28/23 at 3pm
Indicator 12 (Early Childhood Transitions) ~3/29/23 at 3pm
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Melissa Griffin
Technical Assistance Coordinator @SC Partnerships for Inclusion
Melissa Griffin serves as the Technical Assistance Coordinator with SCPI. In this role, she facilitates the implementation of a tiered framework of supports for early childhood specialists and coordinates service delivery for districts working with SCPI to improve early childhood outcomes and increase access for preschool children with IEPs. Melissa has over 18 years of experience in the field of early intervention, including leadership and program development. Melissa began her career as an Early Intervention Specialist and progressed into the role of Assistant Director of Early Intervention. Prior to joining SCPI, Melissa served as the Director of Medical Rehabilitation for a pediatric therapy program serving children enrolled in Part C of IDEA and SC Medicaid.
LaDrica Jones
Technical Assistance Specialist @SC Partnerships for Inclusion
LaDrica Jones serves as a Technical Assistance Specialist with SCPI. In this position, she provides training and technical assistance to districts to increase their use of evidence-based practices that support the inclusion of young children with disabilities in early learning programs. LaDrica has over a decade of experience in the early childhood field working with the Department of Social Services, South Carolina First Steps and as a special education teacher. She holds a M.Ed. and is a Certified Trainer and Technical Assistance Provider for SC Endeavors.
Dana Bennett
Technical Assistance Specialist @SC Partnerships for Inclusion
Dana Bennett serves as a Technical Assistance Specialist with SCPI. In this position, she provides training and technical assistance to districts to increase their use of evidence-based practices that support the inclusion of young children with disabilities in early learning programs. Dana holds a M.Ed. and has 18 years of experience teaching in the public school system. She has also served as a family childcare teacher and an Inclusion Specialist. Dana was also awarded the 2019 Council for Exceptional Children Special Educator of the Year Award for the state of South Carolina.