All these posts are of my own thoughts and do not reflect the opinions of my school. I hold a degree in Child Development from Connecticut College and a M.Ed. in Special Education from George Mason University, as well as certification in Leadership and Administration from Sacred Heart University. I am also a certified Apple Learning Coach.
Sharon Plante, an educator with over 26 years teaching experience in special education, currently serves as Chief Technology Integrator, Teacher Mentor and Student Advisor at The Southport School. As a Classroom Educator certified Orton-Gillingham tutor, she uses her training and understanding of technology to empower students with learning disabilities in the classroom and through virtual learning. Sharon has taken the work done at The Southport School and conducts in-person and virtual presentations and workshops across the country and, incorporating best practices in professional development. She has provided workshops for Kent Independent School District (Michigan), Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Assistive Technology International Association. Additionally, she has led virtual training for Learning Ally, Spotlight on Dyslexia, PaTTAN, Rehab Seminars and the Center for Technology and Disabilities, while also presenting at the International Dyslexia Association and The Dyslexia Foundation. Sharon is the co-author of Utilizing Technology to Engage Students with Learning Disabilities. She is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Commission on School Growth and Collaboration. Additionally, Sharon was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from George Mason University College of Education and Human Development.
You can follow Sharon on Twitter @iplante, where she regularly connects and collaborates with educators from across the world.