Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Catherine Wilson is an outstanding educator, consultant and national presenter, who is known for her enthusiasm and practical ideas for teaching students with special needs. Catherine brings an extraordinary passion for meeting the needs of all students through universal design for learning, specially designed instruction and appropriate access and supports that shift the focus from student "disabilities" to student "abilities."

She is the author of Making Best Use of Universal Design for Learning: Increasing the Motivation and Success for Students with Special Needs, the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Through her work as an Access to General Curriculum Specialist, Catherine helped develop and co-author Grading and Progress Monitoring for Students with Disabilities, A Resource for Teachers. Catherine is known for her practical and innovative strategies in the area of inclusive practices.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"Very helpful strategies and resources that I can go back to school and implement. Love that I have a book to take home with me and links to resources. Catherine's seminar gave me a deeper understanding of reaching the needs of my students."
Katelyn Lacafta, Special Education Teacher

"I learned new tools to help me reach more students. I gained a lot of information to take back to school."
Marissa Rosa, Teacher

"Catherine is an excellent presenter. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter. I gained a lot of good information and resources."
Susan Squyres, Teacher

"Even having a basic understanding of growth mindset, I learned a lot about how to implement these concepts into my class, which is what I struggle with."
Samantha Liptac, 4th Grade Teacher

"Mrs. Wilson is an amazing and engaging instructor! She provided various resources and strategies, which are designed to help students and teachers progress."
Jennifer Sahaba, Special Education Teacher

"Catherine presented very relevant information for today's classroom. Ideas can be implemented immediately. This is practice-changing information."
Jill LaCount, 3rd Grade Teacher