I have been the Program Coordinator for the Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE), a division of the Center for Persons with Disabilities, since 2013. I manage the daily affairs of the TAESE center, coordinating work between the program staff and support staff, and supervising support staff, including recruitment and hiring efforts. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in history teaching and a Masters of Natural Resources. I am interested in being a Wellness Ambassador because I believe that investing in the personal well-being of staff members will increase outcomes and contribute towards the attainment of our division’s mission (“improving results for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities”). To me, health and wellness is the most critical factor of ability. Our individual health and wellness contributes to our ability to perform every activity - from physical activities to the handling of stress.