Academic and Learning Specialist, BCBA
Emily grew up in the Los Angeles area and relocated to Eugene, Oregon, after completing a Master of Science in Education at the University of Southern California. There, she focused on learning disorders specific to reading and writing and the best, evidence-based interventions to address them. While in graduate school, she worked in the disability services office and in the athletic department as a graduate assistant, learning specialist. Additionally, she worked at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes for several years as a clinician, tester and staff trainer for all five of their programs.
Most recently, Emily has completed a graduate certificate course in Applied Behavior Analysis and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2016. She is most passionate about verbal behavior and loves the moments when she is able to help facilitate communication skills in an emerging verbal learner.
She is very excited be on staff at Victory Academy and put to use her background in reading and learning specialization and experience in ABA. When she's not working, you might find her studying ABA at a coffee shop in Portland, taking her therapy dog, Dexter, on long walks with her husband, or writing short stories for children.
Emily will serve as a BCBA for elementary and middle school, and continues to support the school as an Academic Specialist, measuring student growth and supporting the teachers with curriculum they can individualize for their amazing students.