Jan Mounsey, Ed.D, Special Education Advocate
To provide quality and affordable special education advocacy support to optimize educational opportunities for students in the Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire area.
Along with multiple years of educational teaching experience, I am also a mother of a dyslexic child. I have lived through the night time struggles to complete homework assignments, the loss of self-esteem in a child, attempts of a child to hide the disability impact from peers, and the anxieties generated from attendance at IEP meetings. Tempered with these life experiences is an outlook of the special education process from the school viewpoint. The IEP TEAM meeting, assessment reporting, goal writing/measurement, and transition planning are not new to me. I have served as the voice of the special education student in the general education class during their navigation of the seas of the mainstream environment. Lastly, I bring with me an education that spans elementary, secondary, special education, reading specialist, and a doctoral degree in teaching in learning. Each of these aspects assist me in brokering agreements between the parties attempting to make the student a life-long learner.
Education & Qualifications
15 Years Special Education Teaching Experience in Massachusetts Middle and High Schools
Special Education Surrogate Parent for the Federation for Children with Special Needs
Massachusetts Educator’s license in Elementary 1-6 / Moderate Disabilities 5-12
Massachusetts Educator’s license as a Reading Specialist
Doctor of Education – Teaching and Learning
Certification of Advanced Degree – Reading Specialist
Masters – Special Education
Baccalaureate – Human Development / Elementary Education