Amanda has been working in Special Education for 13 years focusing on reading, math interventions, and emotion regulation. I shifted my focus after my son was diagnosed with dyslexia and made it my life's mission to not only understand his learning disability, but to help others who struggle with similar difficulties. I shifted careers in 2020 and began working with students with intensive needs and autism. Helping students with intense needs sparked my passion once again to learn and expand my knowledge for students. I look forward to growing, networking and sharing knowledge in my role at PATINS.
Amanda has 25+ years in education, working in Indiana, Madrid, Spain, and Mexico City, Mexico. Over the course of ten years in Mexico City, she gained Spanish linguistic skills and deeper cultural awareness. She has worked with students and families who were multilingual and multicultural in K-12 international school settings, urban/rural settings, and online courses. Amanda has worked with the Indiana transition cadre and individual students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD). She has a M.Ed., is a Google Certified Educator, and has extensive experience in serving as an instructional leader for education programs, professional development, and training and curriculum development for other educators.
Lisa has been an Occupational Therapist for 20+ years. She graduated with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy (OT) from Indiana University and has a M.H.Sc. in OT from the University of Indianapolis. Before becoming a PATINS Specialist in 2019, she worked as an OT and Assistive Technology Coordinator for 15 years at the district level. She served students from PreK to high school, in both traditional and residential settings. Lisa and her 5 children love to travel, spend time with their dogs, and watch the latest movies.
David is a Speech-Language Pathologist (ASHA Certifed and member of SIG #12) by training and a tech lover by genes! He wants all students to realize success through access to the supports, tools, and materials that they deserve. AAC and AT are two potential solutions in a toolbox. In addition to his specialty areas listed below, he can support eye gaze, head control, switches, and mounts.
Katie is a specialist with the PATINS Project concentrating in the areas of deaf/hard of hearing and transition: primary age. She is a professionalized deaf educator and published author with experience in a variety of settings including itinerant, teacher of record services, educational consulting, preschool, e-learning, K-12 classroom, assistive technology, accessible educational materials, universal design for learning, and post-secondary teaching experience.
Bev Sharritt is available for all of your training and consultation needs for blind and low vision assistive technology and classroom integration. She has 26 years of experience in BLV teaching in both the residential and itinerant settings. She is also a part time flower farmer and Indiana pie connoisseur.
Jessica has been a PATINS Specialist since 2016. She has her B.A. and M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology and an M.Ed. in Learning and Technology. Jessica has a passion for literacy and language. She is the Past-President of the Indiana Division for Early Childhood, a member of ASHA SIG 12 (AAC), a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, and a novice stained glass artist.
Jena Fahlbush is a Specialist for the PATINS Project. She is a licensed teacher for grades K-6. Her wide range of classroom experiences include working as a special education paraprofessional, peer model preschool co-teacher, Title I instructor, and 3rd grade teacher. As a strong believer in the power of technology and universal design, she is excited about sharing how the right tool and intentional design can change the game for a student. She enjoys watching movies, camping, playing games, traveling, and home projects.
Martha Wells Hammond, MA.Ed has taught LD, MSD and EBD students grades K – 8, and holds a certification in Screening for Dyslexia. Since 2010, she has been the ICAM DRM Services Specialist for the PATINS Project. Martha trains and supports DRMs as they acquire AEM for Indiana students, and provides guidance for helping schools meet the NIMAS Regulations of the IDEA 2004. She presents to groups about ICAM Services at state and national conventions.
Sandy Stabenfeldt is currently the ICAM Digital Services Specialist after spending 15 years as a PATINS Coordinator. She has been with the PATINS Project since 2001. Sandy's experience in the field of Assistive Technology(AT) and Accessible Educational Materials(AEM) combined with her background in Education enable her to produce solutions for both teachers and students. Sandy enjoys working in the classroom and especially with all students to help them to succeed and to meet their potential. Sandy is a presenter and trainer at the national, state, and regional levels as well as small local groups or in the classroom.
Jeff Bond is the ICAM Technology Specialist for the PATINS Project, an Indiana Department of Education/Division of Student Learning/Office of Differentiated Learners. Jeff provides assistive technology presentations, consultation, and training to Indiana’s local educational agencies, parent groups, post-secondary education classes, and presents at state and national conferences.
Daniel McNulty is the State Director of the PATINS Project, an Indiana state-wide technical assistance network for the provision of assistive & accessible technologies, the acquisition, creation & implementation of Accessible Educational Materials, and Universal Design for Learning. Daniel regularly presents nationally and locally on these topics and advocates strongly for high expectations for all students with appropriate supports. Daniel holds a BA and MS in Education from Purdue University as well as a current Indiana Professional Educator license in K-12 Severe Disabilities. He’s been a K-6 classroom teacher, a 3-year UDL pilot school leader, and was chosen as Purdue’s Distinguished Young Educator of the Year in 2006. He created and operated a behavioral consulting service for children on the autism spectrum, and has provided respite care in Australia while at the University of New South Wales. Daniel represents Indiana in the National AEM Best Practices Cohort, is Indiana’s NIMAS Coordinator, and serves on the national NIMAC Advisory Council and the national CITES Advisory Board.