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Before anything else, we are all human.
It’s time to embrace diversity.
Let’s put aside labels in the name of love.



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    My name is Susie Schainost (pronounced: Shy-nest).

I am an education with care advocate. Humans are relational; educating with care means to be
     responsive to interdependence.
  As a principal and teacher
            for over twenty-five years,
listening to individuals share personal experiences with education and its systems
                                                                                                  shapes my understanding of
                                                                                                      disability versus impairment.
    Since the enactment of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975
          (also known as P.L. 94-142, renamed IDEA in 1990, IDEIA in 2004),
                schools have an affirmative obligation to protect students
             ages 3-21 (or until high school graduation - whichever comes first),
      recognize parent / student rights to Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE),
            evaluate needs, provide appropriate services (without stigma)
    and access to general education classrooms (mainstream) as much as possible.
        IDEIA is meaningful for its expansion of individualized planning and
                                        collaboration among disciplines and school divisions.

     Experiences through public, Montessori, and independent schools
        have guided me in advocating for and working with every type of brain
from preschool through graduate level programs. I especially enjoy teaching minds
                 that learn through the lens of dyslexia,
                                      Attention Deficit Disorders, and Tourette’s syndrome.

    As humans, we each have unique experiences with learning and living.
   I work to identify and develop creative experiences that will help educators, 
            students, and families build their voice and achieve success.
Educating with care begins by listening with respect and communicating with clarity
                          to define and inductively respond to areas of need.

T he tabs through my e-portfolio share examples and links illustrating
my perspectives and experiences
with accessible teaching with care.



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