Angel is the Director of Advocacy and holds a Ph.D. in Special Education administration and leadership. She is also a highly decorated Air Force veteran who served her country faithfully and dutifully during her time service.
Her military experience coupled with her experience as a certified general education and inclusion special education teacher has helped her understand the special education process from the inside. She knows how the school system operates, what the protocols are, what avenues to take, the laws governing special education, what accommodations are appropriate and how to employ those accommodations on an IEP/504.
She has a passionate desire to do what's right for the parents and students who need her expertise. She prefers to work in a spirit of collaboration and cooperation in any meeting however, she won't back down or be intimidated. Angel gets results.
Patti is a dynamic, resourceful special education professional with a genuine enthusiasm for helping students grow cognitively, socially and emotionally. Patti is an advocate who believes that everyone can learn and grow to their potential and fulfill their purpose in life. She is passionate about helping families overcome the challenges and concerns regarding their child’s appropriate education not just for the immediate need but for their future education as well.
With a Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University and 20 plus years’ experience working in the Special Education field, Patti brings a multitude of expertise and knowledge as certified educator from working collaboratively within the school setting to addressing parents’ concerns for their children. Patti is skilled in pinpointing student strengths and challenges and helping adapt a curriculum to meet the needs of students’ diverse learning styles. She has superior interpersonal and communication skills and fosters meaningful relationships with parents, related service providers and school personnel.
Patti and her husband moved to Ponte Vedra Beach from Dublin, Ohio in 2015 and they are embracing the coastal lifestyle. She is a lifelong learner who enjoys spending time with family and friends, and taking walks on the beach. She has a “can do” attitude and loves to proclaim her favorite saying, “We Got This!”
Michael is the Director of Operations for Cornerstone Special Education Alliance. He helps run the organization from the inside. His years of sales and management experience have taught him to listen and relate to people on a personal level.
Michael is responsible for the day to day details, scheduling, and administrative duties. As the father of children with learning disabilities, he is sympathetic to how moms and dads feel and usually helps relieve the frustrations and anxiety parents often feel.