Elizabeth Ardoin, MS,CCC-SLP
Elizabeth received her BA in communication disorders from LSU Baton Rouge in 2000 and her MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders from UL Lafayette in 2002. Elizabeth has worked in a variety of hospital settings and private practice. I’ve been employed with St Tammany Schools since 2006. I’ve words as a school based SLP, Assistive Technology Liaison and have lead the Assistive technology team for 4 of the 15 years on the AT team.
Tammy Dupre, AT Specialist
Tammy has twenty eight years experience working in the area of special education. She worked as a special education teacher within a self-contained classroom for nine years. For the past nineteen years, Tammy has worked in the field of assistive technology. She has conducted local and national presentations for K-12 education focusing on assistive technology and access to the curriculum. Her passion for education is evident in her belief that every student can participate and contribute in an inclusive classroom.
Josh Miller, Educational Technology Director
Josh is the Educational Technology Director at Louisiana Special School District. Previously he’s been the Assistive Technology Coordinator for Louisiana AEM, the Program Director at Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network, is a certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) by RESNA, and a Level 2 Google Certified Educator.
Scott has worked as a paraprofessional for eleven years in elementary, middle, high school, and post-secondary settings. He has worked in multiple classroom teams; and he’s experienced both failure and success in those teams. He is here to offer his perspective on what he thinks makes an effective classroom team.
Katie Sample, AT Specialist with LA-AEM
Katie Sample is an Assistive Technology Regional Specialist for Southeastern Louisiana whose office is located in Gonzales, LA. She is a speech-language pathologist focusing on the pediatric population in both clinic and school settings and a Certified Autism Specialist. She is a Baton Rouge native and attended Louisiana State University for both her bachelor and master’s degree programs. She has years of expertise in the area of AAC specifically when used with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Dr. Susie Thomas, Center for Assistive Technology Training Trainer
Dr. Susie Thomas has a MS in Special Education – Visual Impairments, and an EdD in Instructional Leadership. Dr. Thomas is also a Certified TVI, O&M Specialist, Certified Braille Transcriber, and a National Board Certified Teacher. She is currently working on her Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist Certification.