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Michelle Soriano

Technical Assistance Specialist
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As a technical assistance specialist for the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM Center) and the Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems (CITES), Michelle Soriano promotes inclusive, equitable, and accessible instructional opportunities for students who receive special education services through the use of accessible educational materials and technologies.

Prior to joining CAST, Michelle served as a Regional Education Specialist in the area of inclusive practices for two different Education Service Centers in Texas. During this time, she provided technical assistance and support through professional development, instructional coaching, Professional Learning Communities, and partnerships in creating state and regional documents and training. She has also worked as a behavior specialists administrator, PK-12 instructional coach, general education teacher, and special education teacher.

Michelle’s passion in education resides in supporting educators with embracing learner variability utilizing Universal Design for Learning in order to empower students in guiding their own learning journey according to their personal preferences and needs.

My Inspiration

I find great joy in helping others. Specifically, I find pleasure in helping others see how unique and spectacular they are, as well as the strengths and gifts they share.

If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies.

Author Unknown

The world needs a sense of worth and it will achieve it only by its people feeling that they are worthwhile.

Mr. Rogers

We rise by lifting others.

Robert Ingersoll

As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has—or ever will have.

Mr. Rogers


Ed.M., Special Education, Lamar University
Ed.M., Instructional Technology, American InterContinental University
B.B.A., American InterContinental University

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