20036 Rock Bluff Circle Bend, Or 97702
phone (541) 318-5565
mobile (541) 390-6683
toll free 1-800-810-3610
Bachelor of Arts in Special Education and Elementary Education
Arizona State University, 1978
Master of Arts in Education Administration
Northern Arizona University, 1982
Post Graduate Work
Educational Administration Lewis and Clark College 1998-1999 School Psychology and Counseling Lewis and Clark College 1996-1998 School Psychology and Special Education Administration Portland State University 1983-1992
Educational Implications of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Other Drug Effects Trainer of Trainers for Northwest Regional Laboratory for Drug Free Schools November 2-6 1992 - Portland, Oregon Substance Abuse and the Brain October 10, 1994 - Portland, Oregon Perinatal Substance Abuse Prevention December 9-15, 1995 - Fairfax, Virginia Northwest Conference on Neuropsychology April 4-8, 1995 - San Diego, CA Total Quality Management - Langford Institute August 9-15, 1996 - Bend Oregon Education of Students with Traumatic Brain Injury Sept. 1995-June 1996 - Eugene, Oregon Assessment and Diagnosis of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders May 1-5, 1997 - Washington, D.C.
Current Employment and Duties
Educational and Behavioral Consultant & President
Phillips Associates Consulting 1989-present
National speaker on: -Fetal Alcohol Syndrome -Traumatic Brain Injury -Behavioral and Emotional Disorders Behavioral Consultant to Head Start Programs.
Washington and Oregon State Circuit Courts 1995-present
Interviews, file review, review of educational records, consultation to attorneys, courtroom testimony -Fetal Alcohol Syndrome -Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder -Abuse and Trauma -Learning Disorders -Traumatic Brain Injury
Lewis and Clark College Portland, Oregon 1997-present
Plan, instruct, supervise masters-level graduate students "Assessment and Diagnosis in Special Education" "Educating Students with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Other Drug Effects" "Interventions for Severe Emotionally and Behaviorally Disorders Students"
Previous Work Experience
Senior Behavioral Consultant
Simmons Phillips Associates -The Education Company San Diego CA 1987-2002
Staff development and onsite consultation on behavioral issues.
Assistant Director Special Education Programs
Bend-LaPine School District, Bend, Oregon July 1998-2000
Responsibilities for supervision and evaluation of special programs including: -Teen Parent -Lifeskills educational resource centers at the elementary, middle and high school levels -Paraeducator training series -Participation on the Total Quality Management Teams -Vertical Team membership and Horizontal Team membership -Facilitation of the PERKS parent group -Budget preparation, staff hiring, and planning in special education -Liaison for transition services for early childhood special education to kindergarten and high school to work -Coordinator of the School to Work Programs -Member of the Alternative Learning Opportunities Team for the district -Participation in strategic planning
Educational Consultant, Evaluator and Site Facilitator
Bend, LaPine School District, Bend, Oregon 1995-1998, 2001
Evaluations, file reviews, program planning and educational diagnosis of students with learning difficulties including: -Emotional disturbance -Behavioral problems -Learning disabilities -Autism -Mental retardation -Attention deficit disorder -Fetal alcohol syndrome Evaluations of over 1500 individuals during my 18 year tenure. Consultation with teachers, mental health professionals, administrators, parents, corrections. Provide technical assistance regarding the special education law and trainings for staff development on variety of issues. Member of four person committee that determines placements for student exhibiting severe behavior disorders throughout the district.
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon 1996
Plan, instruct, supervise masters-level students "Educating Special Needs Students in Early Childhood Education Settings"
Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, Oregon 1995
Plan, instruct, supervise masters-level students "Educating Students with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Other Drug Effects".
Assessment Specialist and Education Consultant
Deschutes County Education Service District, Bend, Oregon 1988-1995
Emotional, behavioral, educational and vocational assessments of students ages five to twenty-one. Provided consultation services in program planning, diagnosis, community and school-to-work efforts.
Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Specialist
Canby Elementary School District, Canby, Oregon 1979-1985
Assessment, diagnosis, instructional, program planning, teaching. Coordinated services for special education classrooms in district.
an arts curriculum for children with emotional disturbances. 1984 Ednick Publishers
Fourth grade social studies text book. State adopted contributing author, 1988
Procedures Manual for Transitioning Children from Early Childhood Special
Education to Kindergarten
Fostering Resiliency in Children: Applications in Logotherapy
Counseling guide for developing resiliency in high risk children using logotherapy counseling approach.
Brown Bag Specials
Model Program for Paraeducator Training in Accordance with IDEA Reauthorization, 1999
ODE Local Capacity Grants 1999-2000:
"Classroom for Medically Fragile and Technologically Dependent Children" "Parent Network for Transitioning Students with Developmental Disabilities" "Extended Assessment for Lifeskills Students"
Current Professional Organizations
Council for Exceptional Children
Confederation of School Administrators
Association for Curriculum and Development
American Counseling Association
Bend High School Ski Team
Sunriver Nature Center
Deschutes County Children's Foundation Board Member
References available upon request