Jean was born and raised in Chicago, IL and just recently moved her family to Walnut Creek. She is a career special educator who has recently moved into special education administration. Jean is excited to stay connected to students as an academic coach for SOS. Her 14 years as a special education teacher has provided her experience with students ranging in age from 3 years to 22 years of age. Jean continually looks to expand her practice and considers herself a lifelong learner. She is trained in Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory reading program and has implemented it both in the classroom as well as in tutoring sessions. Jean strives to help each student become independent, self-advocates. When not working in the field, Jean spends her time and energy as the proud mom of three youngsters. She and her family love exploring all of the beauty that California has to offer.