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Jennifer Hill

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Joanne
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Lydia
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Senior Research Associate
Jennifer Coyle

Jennifer received her bachelor of arts in special education from Western Michigan University in 1999, her master of arts in special education administration in 2005, and completed her Ph.D. specializing in transition focused education and services in 2012. Jennifer has taught students with special needs in inclusive and self-contained settings for seven years. Currently, she is working half-time as a project coordinator on the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) grant and half-time as Co PI on the pepnet2 project at Western Michigan University.

Research Associate
Joanne Nicholls

Dr. Nicholls has a background in educational leadership, special education, and public administration. She lived on the island of Saipan (Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands-CNMI) for 22 years. Dr. Nicholls created the Secondary Transition Program in response to the IDEA 2004 regulations with the assistance of a State Improvement Grant (SIG). Dr. Nicholls has worked in all special education roles from teacher aide to State Director and was personally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education federal monitor for excellence in special education adminstratioin (2005). Dr. Nicholls hails from Scotland, UK, has worked and traveled extensively throughout the world.



Research Associate
Lydia Schuck

Lydia is a former general education math teacher who entered the world of special education at the birth of her first child, who has several disabilities and mental and physical health concerns. Lydia is a doctoral student in the Interdisciplinary Health Science doctoral program at Western Michigan University, with research interests in the transition of blind youth from high school through rehabilitation services and on to satisfying adult lives. She works with several young adults through a community based non-profit organization.


Administrative Assistant
Karen DeVries

Karen is a 2010 addition to the CCRC and keeps the office and all our projects functioning efficiently. She joins the team with years of organizational and financial experience in education and construction fields.

 

 

 
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