Seanessy G, MA Ed. (she/her/hers)
M.Ed (she, her, hers)
Education Specialist #190177748 (CA)
MA Education (2017)
Certificate AT Applications (2019)
Ed Specialist Credential Mild/Mod/Severe (2012)
Hi there! I am a 9-year veteran classroom educator who is passionate about collaboration and being student-centered. Working as an education specialist in Marin County, I had the opportunity to co-teach in countless classrooms and run a Learning Center program teaching students academics, executive function skills, and social emotional learning daily. I have experienced first-hand the rigors and challenges many students face in schools today. I enjoy working together with students and families to find solutions tailored to meet individual student’s needs.
In 2012, after five years as an education paraprofessional in San Francisco Unified School District, I earned a dual credential in Special Education (Mild/Moderate/Severe) and have been teaching full-time ever since. I began my teaching career as a high school teacher in rural schools in Humboldt County. I love working with students during their transition to post-secondary education. After relocating to the bay area in 2015, I earned a Master’s of Education degree focusing on Universal Design Learning in Middle School classrooms. I conducted a study across my school district in Marin investigating how teacher training impacted classroom accessibility, with a particular focus on literacy. I became highly trained in multisensory reading remediation programs addressing dyslexia (Orton-Gillingham, Sonday).
In 2017, I won the Golden Bell teacher of the year award. Next, I decided to earn an Assistive Technology Certificate to pursue my interest in learning about additional digital tools for literacy and broaden my scope into accessibility, including AAC. This helped me teach my students to use digital tools for executive function and academic needs, boosting their confidence and access and resulting in paramount academic and personal growth. Along the way, I also developed a passion for educational assessment, becoming trained in a wide variety of academic and AT assessments in both administration and application. I am highly skilled at working on a team, am extremely familiar with all the elements of IEPs and how schools design and implement programming and assessment for students with disabilities, and believe students and families should be involved in every step of the way. As an advocate for students, I believe in a strengths-based approach, using personal interests and natural talents to conquer challenges and raise their educational programs to new heights. These last few years, I have been blessed to have a small family with two little boys and a cat. We enjoy hiking and exploring in the wilderness, books, and music of all types.