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Inclusion doesn't begin and end with an IEP.

True inclusion can only be accomplished when all caregivers are armed with the training, knowledge, and the continuous support necessary to build and maintain a fully inclusive environment.

 

We know the best way to take care of your students/clients/child is to take care of your adults.

 

 And the best way to take care of your adults is to equip them with supportive resources and "Mary Poppins" toolbox that leaves them feeling confident and competent in balancing the multitude of hats they wear on a daily basis.

About Me

Let me share a story with you. The year is 2003 and, through the tutoring program at my high school, I walk into my very first Early Childhood Special Education classroom. I had no experience with kids with special needs at the time, but I had babysat for years and thought, "Let's give this a try." That very same day I walked out, for the first time in my life, knowing who I 'wanted to be when I grew up.' And that's exactly what I did.

 

Since that day, I taught ECSE for 12 years. 3 years in Greeley, Colorado, followed by 9 years in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. And from that moment, that passion has only intensified. Anyone who knows me, knows I feel that I have the best job in the world. However, that passion has taken new shape. Throughout my 12 years teaching, I had many supervisors and colleagues recognize my unique perspective and ability to creatively view and solve problems that others couldn't. I would be pulled out of my classroom to support colleagues and students across the district in finding solutions to interfering behavior that worked for both the child and the supporting adults. Now, I get to do that full time. 

Beyond my 12 years of teaching experience, I worked 10 years in Applied Behavior Analysis, was the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention trainer for the Mount Horeb Area School District for 8 years, have a Masters Degree in Special Education with certificates in Autism and ABA, and was the recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Capstone of the Year Award, for providing an exceptional example of research rooted in compassion and empathy. I truly love what I do and I want to help others do so as well.

So, how can I help you?

You, your staff, or maybe your family are doing the best that you can with the tools that you have. There is also an infinite amount of resources, curriculums, and programs out there but it's not always clear on how to make them fit your scenario or student. 

 

I can help you take the benefits of these resources and find ways to make them appropriate and feasible for your situation. We'll work together to shape the skills you already possess as well as find new tools that support you and those you care for, bridging the gap between good information and successful, effective implementation.

EXPERT GUIDANCE IN CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT, BEHAVIORAL UNDERSTANDING, AND STAFF AND STUDENT SUCCESS

A COMPREHENSIVE, COLLABORATIVE APPROACH

JENNIFER KINGSLIEN - PARENT

Kimberly Van Wiepz once told me that it is important to  meet a child where they are.  This truly defines how she relates to every child. There are no pre-conceived expectations. Kim finds and celebrates the joy in every child--wherever they are developmentally.She builds on each child's strengths and encourages them to learn through joyous experiences. Some people work with children. Kim inspires children with kindness, enthusiasm, and the desire  to help every child reach their highest potential.

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