Special Education

Arizona State University

magna cum laude



Purdue 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.


Childhood Education/Special Education

Long Island University - C.W. Post


Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Hofstra University

Lauren's Master of Science in Childhood Education and Special Education, coupled with Certificates in Standard Cross-Categorical Special Education (K-12), Structured English Immersion Endorsement (K-12), and Elementary Education (1-8), has led to her success as a special education classroom teacher for over 15 years.

Passionate about designing a multi-modal curriculum and implementing it in a supportive and engaging environment for children at all levels of learning. Lauren lives in Phoenix with her husband and two young children.  Her oldest has a dual diagnosis of albinism and autism.

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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