SENIA Jakarta Chair
BA in Psychology and Education; MASpED K-12th grade
Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Emily graduated with her BA in Psychology and Education from Whitman College in Washington state. After her BA she pursued her MA degree in Special Education from the University of New Mexico. She worked as a self-contained teacher for both students with learning and emotional disabilities in grades K-4 in the United States, after which she moved to Cairo, Egypt. She spent 2 years in Cairo, Egypt before moving to ISManila where she was in the classroom for 2 years before the school hired, and brought her on to help open up the secondary Learning Center program at ISM. She was the head of that program, and its journey for 6 years until recently moving to Jakarta Intercultural School this year in preparation for the secondary JLC program. Emily will be working with the JIS community to help provide further options and pathways for students with more neurodiverse needs in the secondary. Emily has also consulted with a variety of international schools who are interested in opening up secondary inclusive programs at their campuses, and specifically in the area of transition from High School to life outside of High School. Emily is also part of SENIA International as an Associate Director, and has a passion for providing families and students the tools they need to find their best fit path.