Arizona State University — B.A. Speech and Hearing Sciences
University of Cincinnati — M.A. Speech-Language Pathology
Certification: ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competency
Endorsement: Special Education Generalist
“When you value people, accepting them and including them comes naturally.” -unknown
Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University
Master of Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University
“Loving-kindness and compassion are the basis for wise, powerful, sometimes gentle, and sometimes fierce actions that can really make a difference -- in our own lives and those of others.” -Sharon Salzberg
Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology (Ed.S)
“Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.”
BA History from Colorado State University
MA Special Education University of Northern Colorado
“A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.” — Chinese proverb
2007 BA in Special Education from Metro State College of Denver
“It's ok to be different!” -Todd Parr
BA in Special Education from Northern Illinois University
License: Learning Behavior Specialist 1
“Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding” -Robert John Meehan
Philosophy and Goals
The mission of the Cherry Creek District is to educate each student to think, to learn, to achieve, and to care. We are committed to this mission and to collaborating with general education teachers to provide quality education for all students, including those with special needs. We recognize the critical need for all students to achieve their highest potential.
Provides assessments and services for students with perceptual and communication disabilities that significantly affect student achievement.
Mrs. Gomez provides services for students with significant support needs and Autism. The ILC classroom is a place where students learn life skills and instruction is driven by the student's individualized education plan. The ILC program also includes adaptations for general education curriculum, and provides opportunities for inclusion within the general education classroom for students with significant disabilities.
Provides assessments and services for students with communication disabilities that have an adverse effect educational performance.
Provides assessments and services that help students with fine and gross motor needs as well as sensory needs that significantly impact classroom functioning.
Mental Health Services — Psychologist
Provides individual, small group and classroom mental health interventions and supports so students can more readily access learning and be successful. Additionally, consults to support parents and teachers, administer assessments to understand how students learn best with the goal of teaching that builds on strengths and target areas of need.