Cat joined the support staff team at the IOD's Concord office in October, 2007, and her role has primarily been coordination of trainings, conferences, and other events for various IOD projects. Currently, in addition to coordinating several major annual conferences, Cat provides program support to the RENEW/PBIS team. Cat is a senior administrative professional with twenty years of experience in higher education, non-profit, and corporate business environments. In addition, she is a published poet and an experienced editor. She enjoys using her strong creative and communication skills to continually improve organizational efficiency and quality of internal and external communications and work product.
A Bold Vision When students with disabilities are provided appropriate instruction and supports, they can learn grade-level general education curriculum, communicate in ways that are commensurate with their same-age peers without disabilities, have meaningful social relationships, and graduate from high school—college and career ready.
Next Steps NH is a federally-funded project designed to improve the capacity of schools and communities to improve the outcomes of youth with disabilities and youth at risk of failing high school. The project delivers evidence-supported transition practice training and technical supports to schools districts throughout the state.
"Education Revolution at Somersworth High School" Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a data-driven behavioral support and improvement framework that consists of three levels, each specifically designed to prevent disruption and address the behavioral support needs of students at risk of school failure:
Center for RENEW Implementation