Scott Russo realized his dream of working as a pediatric Occupational Therapist in 1998. He has had experience working in both clinic and school settings, serving children with a wide range of challenges. Currently, Scott works for the Pajaro Valley Unified School District in the Special Education Department. Scott’s experience as an Occupational Therapist, as a father of three typically developing children, and as a sports coach and classroom volunteer have given him a variety of experience to shape his view of the special needs community. Scott contributes to this blog by writing Activity Guides and information on learning disabilities and associated challenges.
Don Peek is an experienced educator, having spent over 20 years as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent. He has successfully written many grants at both the campus and district level. He also built The School Funding Center, the only national grant writing company that writes grants for schools on a contingency basis, to provide the latest grant information to schools nationwide. Don contributes to this blog by showcasing grants for disabilities and writing about other topics specific to the special needs spectrum.
Neva Fenno, M.S.Ed., MLIS, has been a special education teacher, school library media specialist, curriculum specialist and grants manager for several urban school districts in New York and Massachusetts for 30 years. As grants manager for 7 years, she managed up to $28,000,000 a year in federal, state, foundation and corporate grants from application through fiscal administration. She has hundreds of stories to tell, not all successes, but from each story there is a lesson to be learned.