Dr. Corrina Villar Cole
Corinna Villar Cole is an associate professor; the graduate coordinator and advisor of the master's degree programs in Special Education, Educational Diagnostician, and Bilingual Diagnosticians; and the Director of Appraisal and Diversity of the Garrett Center at SHSU. Her research interests include English learners’ special education assessment practices, special education, bilingual education, early childhood education, and second language acquisition. Dr. Cole is an enthusiastic advocate and trainer of parents of children with disabilities and has worked in that capacity for over 25 years. She is the University Advisor for HOUMET, the Houston Chapter for the Texas Educational Diagnostician Association (TEDA) is a member of the Houston area Bilingual Assessment Leadership Group (BALG).
Dr. Jaime Beatencourt Duran
Jaime Betancourt Durán is an assistant professor and the Director of Outreach and Communications for the Garrett Center at SHSU. He has served in south Texas public schools as an elementary special education resource teacher, as a high school special education life skills teacher, and as an educational diagnostician at a middle school. He has also taught and supervised post baccalaureate students seeking special education certification. Dr. Duran's research and teaching interests include transition services, family involvement in the transition process, transition assessment, disability advocacy and legal issues, and culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional learners.
Transition Planning with Culturally Diverse Families
9:10 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
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