Michelle Uetz

Michelle Uetz

Summary

I am a transition coordinator.  This position is for a special education teacher, but is also unique.  As a transition coordinator I work with all high school students that recieve special education services.  I help them gain work experience and line all supports up for them so that they can live as independently as possible after high school. 

I didn't know this job exsisted until I applied for it.  I have since found that this is my niche in life and I love it.  I participate in the county Transition Action Council, the Wisconsin Transition Coordinator Network and attend workshops to keep learning more. 

Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Present

Transition Coordiator

River Falls School District

 I work with all students that recieve special education services at the high school and help them gain work experience and line all supports so that they can live as independently as possible after high school.  I also help parents learn what needs to be done.  I participate in the St. Croix County Transition Action Council and the Wisconsin Transition Coordinator Network.

Sep 2009 - Jun 2010

Transition Teacher

Menomonie School District

Case manager for twelve students from several different school districts.  All students were extending their IDEA eligibility past their social graduation.  The program was house at the University of Wisconsin-Stout where students resided during the week.  I taught them social, vocational, and independent living skills. 

Education

Education
Mar 2009 - Jul 2011

Masters of Education

Graceland University

Online Master's degree program for Mild/Moderate (Cross-Categorical) Special Education.

4.0 GPA

Sep 1996 - May 2001

Bachelor of Science

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Major: Biology Education

Minor: Health Education

Part of the Technology Leadership Cadre

President of Phi Mu Sorority

Researcher for Case It! NSF project

Certifications

Certifications
Jul 2009 - Jul 2014

6-12 Biology and Life Science

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Jul 2009 - Jul 2014

6-12 Health

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Jul 2010 - Jul 2011

6-12 Cross Categorical Special Education

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction