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 with experience in a variety of settings including itinerant, teacher of record services, educational consulting, preschool, e-learning and K-12 classroom.
Vicki is the PATINS Specialist for Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Transition: Primary Age. She joined the PATINS team in 2016. Her professional background includes a rich and blended experience in education, technology and healthcare. She holds a Masters in Education from the University of Louisville, is licensed in general education 1- 6 and middle ...school mathematics, and is certified in Instructional Design. The connecting thread throughout her career has been an advocacy and drive toward accessible, equitable and meaningful learning opportunities for all students. She loves the quote by Loris Malaguzzi that says, "Our task is to help children communicate with the world using all their potential, strengths and languages, and to overcome any obstacle presented by our culture." More
Bev Sharritt fell into the Blind/Low vision teaching field when she shared a doughnut with her future mentor at a long ago genetics conference for biology teachers. She studied at Purdue University (biology education), Butler University (blind/low vision) and Salus University (orientation and mobility). She has worked at the Indiana School for... the Blind, and as an itinerant teacher for the blind. Her focus for her students has been on independence in the NOW, and she feels privileged to see the continuing spectacular changes in technology that bring access for students with blindness, and their sighted peers—side by side. Her favorite thing is to cook a big meal for friends, family and strangers, and listen to the talk that happens around the table. More
Jessica has been a PATINS Specialist since 2016. She is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist and former technology integration specialist. Her first love is supporting communication for all learners. Her second love is technology and sharing how the right tool can make success possible. She specializes in Early Intervention, Accessible Edu...cational Material technology and specifications, and tutorials. More
Rachel Herron is a PATINS Specialist for the areas of Accessible Educational Materials, Assistive Technology: Primary Age, and Emotional Disabilities. Rachel’s range of experience in Special Education includes teaching students across multiple states with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities and Severe and Profound disabilities and through Assisti...ve Technology Consultation. Driven by passion, her goals are to help teaching professionals across the state to level the playing field by using AT and the strategies of UDL. More
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 exci...ted 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. More
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 Regula...tions of the IDEA 2004. She presents to groups about ICAM Services at state and national conventions. More
Kelli Suding is one of the PATINS Specialist and has a background in general education and special education classrooms. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Indiana University with licensing in both general and special education K-6. Kelli has national, state and regional presentation and training experience. She has a... strong understanding of and ability to connect theory to practice. Kelli has instructional experience with students requiring mild, moderate, and intense intervention. She specializes in Autism/Aspergers, AEM & AT (Secondary Age), SLD (Primary Age) and Chrome Accessibility & Integration. More
Julie Kuhn retired from PATINS in June 2019. She was a specialist for Access to the Curriculum for Orthopedic Impairments and for students who use AAC. She worked with teams to determine appropriate AAC and Devices and also to improve AT Team Development. Prior to her 7 years with PATINS, she worked in the Indiana public schools&n...bsp;for 24 years as an occupational therapist, assistive technology coordinator, and special services coordinator. Her degree in occupational therapy is from Eastern Michigan University-go Hurons! (I know they are the Eagles now, but once a Huron, always a Huron) Julie’s strengths include brainstorming and approaching issues from a different perspective. She is often called in for collaboration and as a resource for school staff especially in her specialty areas of AAC (Alternative Augmented Communication), Universal Design for Learning, AT Team Development, Orthopedic Access to the Curriculum and AT in the IEP. Julie is a presenter and trainer at the national, state and regional levels. More
Sandi has a background of 21 years in public schools. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science Education and Master's Degree in Special Education from Indiana University. Go Hoosiers! She excels in problem-solving and is comfortable with both in and out of the box solutions. Throughout her career, she has been a presenter and trainer at the n...ational, state and regional level. She specializes in Accessible Content Authoring, Apple & Chrome Accessibility & Integration, Secondary Age Specific Learning Disorders & Secondary Age Transition. She enjoys exploring Columbus with her husband and dogs and hates writing in 3rd person about herself. More
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 bo...th 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. More
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. More
Jim Lambert is a Specialist for PATINS.. He brings to the PATINS Project numerous years of experience as a Severe Disabilities Teacher and Special Needs Preschool Teacher. Jim can be seen presenting on a variety of topics relating to AEM (Accessible Educational Materials) locally, statewide and nationally.
Daniel G. McNulty is the State Director of the PATINS Project. Daniel's background and experience resides in special education as a paraprofessional, behavior therapist, behavior consultant, respite provider, special education teacher, PATINS Coordinator, and currently, the PATINS Project State Director. Daniel believes strongly in acce...ss, meaningful participation, and high expectations for all people, all the time, in all places, with all other people! Daniel regularly presents locally, statewide, and nationally on topics around AEM, AT, and UDL. More
Beverly Lau worked as a Technical Assistant for the ICAM.
An Accounting Major, Glenda Thompson has been with PATINS since 2004 and appreciates serving the students and educators of IN as well as the PATINS staff. She enjoys coordinating the State Conference, Tech Expo and Monthly Featured Solutions, all the while maintaining the books for the Grant Funds. She also helps Director Daniel be where he needs... to be, when he needs to be! More