2015 WINTER EDITION NEWSLETTER
Introducing our candidates for the NCBIDA Board of Directors. The following three professionals have volunteered to put their names forward as nominees for our board of directors. Directors serve three-year terms. Their responsibilities include attending board meetings and serving on subcommittees to further our work in the Northern California community. If you are an IDA member, you were sent a ballot via email. Please send in your vote by March 6, 2015, or cast your ballot personally at the Annual Meeting on March 7, 2015, at 12:00 noon during the lunch break of the workshop with Nancy Mather.
Mitch Neuger, M.Ed.
Mitch supports students, parents, and teachers as a middle school learning specialist at the San Francisco Friends School. Over the past 20 years, he has worked with elementary, middle, and high school students as a classroom teacher, tutor, and educational therapist. His training includes multisensory instruction in language arts and math. Originally from Ohio, he now resides on the Peninsula. He’s delighted to join the NCBIDA Board in promoting understanding and support for people with learning differences.
Emma Elizalde, Ed.M.
Emma is currently a 1st Grade Support Teacher at Marin County Day School. Along with teaching, Emma is pursuing a certificate in Educational Therapy at Holy Names University. She previously worked as a paraprofessional at Gateway Middle School. Emma has an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. in Psychology and Education from Mount Holyoke College.
Kristen is an independent specialist at San Francisco Friends School, providing one-on-one and small-group support for students who need additional support and enrichment. She also has a private tutoring practice for students from grades 1 through high school, specializing in students with learning disabilities and ADHD. Kristen previously worked as the resource specialist at Ross School, a K-8 school in Marin, and at Redwood High School. She holds a multiple subject teaching credential and an education specialist credential from Dominican University, and is currently enrolled in an educational therapy program through UC Riverside. Kristen is also a certified yoga instructor and teaches classes to both adults and children.