Uniquely Qualified Instructor
With over thirty years of experience in education, Carol Burmeister brings to a dynamic presentation her cumulative experiences as a paraprofessional, general and special education teacher and program specialist. She has worked with students with unique needs including those with cognitive, behavioral, communication, and autism spectrum disorders. Her vast experience includes providing consultative services to school districts and county offices of education on how to best meet the needs of special education students, from preschool through high school, in all educational environments.
She also provides staff development to paraprofessionals, general and special education teachers, school psychologists, administrators, and related service providers on research-based interventions. These experiences have led to a deep understanding of the needs and challenges faced by paraprofessionals. She puts theory into practical application with strategies she has used throughout her career. Carol is the author of Maximizing the Effectiveness of PARAPROFESSIONALS in Inclusive Settings, the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.
Additional authorship credits include Practical Strategies for Strengthening Social Skills and Addressing the Challenging Behaviors of Students with HIGH-FUNCTIONING AUTISM/ASPERGERâS SYNDROME; Passages: A Guide for Families New to Autism; Aspergerâs Syndrome and High Functioning Autism: Strategies for Student and Teacher Success; and Systematic Applied Behavior Approach Curriculum Handbook.
You will leave this seminar with new perspectives and dozens of practical strategies to use with the diverse learners you support.
What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter
“Fantastic! Just what I needed. I especially like the materials in the handbook.”
- Shirley R. Brown, Special Education Teacher
“This seminar was so worth my time.I have taught for 36 years and still benefited greatlyby this workshop and presenter.”
- Marjorie Grant, Special Education Teacher
“Very informative seminar. I learned many resources that will be very helpful in my classrooms.”
- Donna Carr, Special Education Paraprofessional
“Very good information for me as a new paraprofessional. Very helpful tools to use with our special needs students.”
- Mike Galimberto, Special Education Paraprofessional
“As a paraprofessional, this seminar has helped me immensely. It gave me so much information that I can bring back to my teachers and administration.”
- Catalina Lukavsky, Paraprofessional
“I have learned a lot of information on how to work with special needs children. This information will be helpful for me in my work.”
- M. Harding, Teacher Assistant
“Best seminar I’ve been to with real information I can use.”
- Darla Rodriguez, Paraeducator
“Carol is a great presenter! She has great knowledge of how important the paraprofessional is to the teaching team.”
- Sylvia Alsobrook, Paraprofessional
“Thank you for your much needed information. A lot of my questions have been answered. I have gained useful and important ideas to help me make my work a little easier and more enjoyable.”
- Abigail Pawtewa, Special Education TA
“This is a very informative seminar from which my staff and I learned a lot. My staff now understands their role as paraprofessionals and why and how to work with students with special needs as well as non-disabled students.”
- Laurie Secakuyva, Special Education Teacher
“Carol Burmeister is a powerful motivator! She makes me feel so important to the students in my care.”
- Claire Rafferty, S.E. Paraprofessional
“Awesome presentation! Carol is great!”
- Betty Link, Paraprofessional
“This is a great seminar and should be a requirement for anyone involved with a child with special needs.”
- Chris Quinn-Warner, Paraprofessional