Special Education

Arizona State University

magna cum laude



Purdue University



Childhood Education/Special Education

Long Island University - C.W. Post


Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Hofstra University

With a Master of Education in Special Education, Certificates in Standard Cross-Categorical Special Education (K-12) and Structured English Immersion Endorsement (K-12), and several sessions at the Landmark Summer Institute for Educators, Kathy has the educational pedigree to succeed with an enormous spectrum of students with learning challenges.  She has also spent over 10 years volunteering and teaching in special education classrooms around the Valley and has been a private special education teacher since 2014.

What her resume does not tell you is how dedicated she is to transforming your child from struggling, unhappy, and frustrated with school to a thriving, smiling, confident student.

Kathy lives in Scottsdale and has two nearly-adult sons, one of whom continues to tackle his own learning differences every day.

Lauren has had a passion for working with students in the classroom since 2005. With experience working in public, private, and charter schools, she is taking her expertise and working 1:1 with students.

Since completing her dual Master’s degree in regular education and special education she has been engaged exclusively in the practice of creating, differentiating and using evidence-based curriculum for meeting her students present levels and building on their knowledge using practices suited to their interests, skills and abilities.


Lauren is a firm believe that our brain works on success and faster is not always better! Lauren is an active member and advocate for all her students, especially her son who has ASD and Albinism. 

Both Kathy and Lauren welcome students enrolled in the 

Empowerment Scholarship Account Program.

Silver Lining Education
4222 E Lincoln Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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