Sonya is a veteran educator, known for her expertise in special education.  She has received many awards, for example: State Inclusive Teacher of the Year. She is a published researcher (International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research Vol. 16, No. 5, pp. 1-13, May 2017), an author of several books, webinars, videos and other resources, and an international professional developer, including presenting at the International Special Education conference in Perth, Australia.  She is an advocate for people with disabilities known for her creative and practical approaches. Recently, Sonya has retired from Public School as a Special Education Administrator, and now works collaboratively to consult with administrators and teachers in a local school district to develop, support and coordinate special education services.  Sonya focuses on practices that support a continuum of services to provide education benefit to students with IEPs.