Maria Esquivel, M.Ed in Special Education

Credentialed Special Education Teacher #170120039

Hello!  My name is Maria.  

I am a credentialed special education teacher with twenty four years of experience, including an Autism Spectrum Authorization and Crosscultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD).  I also have a Master’s degree in Special Education with additional courses in Reading Assessment and Planning, Advanced Differential Analysis, Lindamood-Bell (LiPS and V/V), Wilson Reading System, and Orton-Gillingham/Institute for Multi Sensory Reading.  I am fluent in both English and Spanish.
I am experienced in supporting students with a wide variety of challenges, including ADHD/ADD, autism, learning disabilities, intellectual disability, and physical challenges.  I have worked with a very diverse group of students, and have had many successful experiences with students and families from different cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.  I have seen my students transform from self-doubters to self-confident learners; from learners to teachers.  

In my free time, I enjoy running, hiking, and reading.  Most importantly, I enjoy spending time with my daughters, exploring nature and experimenting in the kitchen with baking and cooking.