As a technical assistance specialist for the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM Center) and the Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems (CITES), Kelli promotes the availability of accessible educational materials and technologies to ensure that all students have equitable and inclusive opportunities for learning.
Kelli has keynote, national, state, and regional presentation and training experience. Kelli also has a strong understanding of and ability to connect theory to practice. Her instructional experience has been with students requiring mild, moderate, and intense intervention. Kelli's specializations include autism, accessible educational materials & accessible technologies, Google Chrome accessibility & integration, specific learning disabilities, and Universal Design for Learning.
Prior to joining CAST, Kelli worked as a Specialist for the PATINS Project in Indiana for 10 years, where she supported all Indiana public schools in ensuring equitable access for all students. Kelli also led several school districts through the AEMing for Achievement Grant each year in creating sustainable policies and procedures to bring districts into full compliance in providing accessible materials and accessible technologies.
When Kelli is not working, she seeks outdoor adventures through camping, hiking, and traveling, combined with her love of photography and music. She goes off route to find quirky roadside attractions, food trucks, and any local favorites in the area.
B.S., General & Special Education, Indiana University/Purdue University
M.Ed., Education, Learning and Technology, Western Governors University