SENIA Bulgaria’s Inaugural Networking Event

           

SENIA Bulgaria’s Inaugural Networking Event 🎉

We are proud to invite professionals and educators from across Sofia to attend SENIA Bulgaria’s first networking event. Attendees will learn more about SENIA Bulgaria and our mission, connect with other professionals who work with the special needs community, and learn how we support each other in our vision for a more inclusive world.
This event will be hosted at the Anglo-American School of Sofia on June 8, 2022 from 9:00-10:30. Coffee, tea, and small snacks will be provided.
If you are a professional or an educator in Sofia who works with children with special needs and would like to attend, please email Cassie at cnutini@aas-sofia.org.

Our Mission and Vision

Our Mission

The Special Education Network Inclusion Association (SENIA) is an association of educators, professionals, and parents whose mission is to advocate for and provide resources/supports for differently-abled individuals.

Our Vision

To live in an inclusive world where every individual is supported, resources are accessible, potential is maximized, and action is inspired. SENIA Bulgaria also aims to help educational professionals establish effective ways to promote inclusion and diversity.

SENIA Bulgaria Board Members

Amanda Frank

Co-Chair

Amanda Frank is one of the co-chairs for SENIA Bulgaria. Amanda has worked in the field of special education in Los Angeles, Boston, Ecuador, and Bulgaria supporting children and adults aged 2-22 for 15 years. She has been a board-certified behavior analyst for 10 years and has worked in both in-home and school environments. She is currently a learning support specialist in the elementary school at the Anglo-American School of Sofia.

 

Matt Johnson

Co-Chair

Matt Johnson is one of the co-chairs for SENIA Bulgaria. He has worked as an Elementary and Secondary School Psychologist/Counselor for 11 years. Matt began his career in the United States before moving overseas to the International School Bangkok. He is now the Middle School Counselor and Psychologist at the Anglo-American School of Sofia.

 

Cassie Nutini

Communications and Social Media

Cassie Nutini has seven years of experiences as a special educator. She began teaching in the United States before joining the international school community in Bulgaria. She is currently an elementary learning support specialist at the Anglo-American School of Sofia.

 

Amy Dincuff

Secretary

Amy Dincuff has been teaching Learning Support and English as a Second Language for 16 years. She is originally from the United States where she taught K-12 in the suburbs of New Jersey as well as in Spanish Harlem in New York City. Internationally, she has worked in London, England and is currently a middle and high school learning support specialist at the Anglo-American School of Sofia.

 

Debbie Guzzi

Treasurer

Debora Guzzi is originally from Italy. She is in her 9th year as an international teacher. She has taught Learning Support from grades 1 to 12 in the UAE, South Korea, China, and now Bulgaria. She is currently the middle school learning support specialist at the Anglo-American School of Sofia.

 

Lindsey Moore

Local Chapter Liaison

Lindsey Moore has been a school counselor for 14 years and worked in Alaska and Bulgaria at all age levels. She is also an active member of the American and International School Counselor Associations. Lindsey served on the Alaska School Counselor Association board for seven years, including two years as board president. Currently, she is the elementary counselor and counseling team leader at the Anglo-American School of Sofia.

 

Joe Gorski

Local Chapter Liaison

Joe Gorski has been an educator for over 15 years and worked in Japan, Canada, New York City, Denmark, and Bulgaria. he was part of SENIA Japan for many years (and former co-chair of the board). Currently, he is the Director of Student Support Services at the Anglo-American School of Sofia.

 

Ruslana Anastasova

Local Service Provider Representative

Ruslana Anastasova is an occupational therapist and learning support specialist. She has been supporting children and their families for more than 20 years. Ruslana served the Anglo-American School of Sofia for 10 years as a learning support specialist. She is also an active member and one of the the chair members of Bulgarian Occupational Therapy Association. Currently, she has her own private practice as an occupational therapist located in Sofia, Bulgaria.