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Catherine Lozada

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School: Wilton Manors Elementary School

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County:Broward

Certifications: BCBA, CPR

Bio:

Catherine M. Lozada, NBCT has been working with students with autism spectrum disorders for 6 years. Four years were spent as a general education teacher working with students with ASD in an inclusive fourth and fifth grade classroom. For the last two years, she has been a lead teacher in an autism cluster classroom at Wilton Manors Elementary in Wilton Manors, FL. She oversees students in the cluster classroom as well as the general education population. She is responsible for writing and implementing IEP goals, maintaining accurate and thorough data collection records, and assisting students and parents with the transition to middle school.

As a Certified Clinical Educator, she is a "coach" for educators new to Wilton Manors Elementary and Broward County Schools. She hosts students from Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, and Broward College interested in teaching in the field of Exceptional Student Education.

Her most recent endeavors include co-developing and implementing a parenting program specific to the needs of the parents of students with ASD at Wilton Manors Elementary and a peer buddy program to assist students with ASD with developing the social skills necessary for the transition to an inclusive classroom setting and/or middle school. She is adapting the school wide character education program, Passport to Peace, to meet the needs of the ESE students. This program is shared with schools and teachers both here in the United States and countries abroad such as Spain, Mexico, Sweden and Germany!

PEPSA Partner: Proposed Project (2012)

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