Dr. M.E. La Monte

As founder of Exceptional Education, I help educators design inclusive schools by providing them with the best tools of the trade.  As an educational consultant and teacher development coach, I work directly with administrators, teachers, and support staff in the areas of collaboration, inclusion and evidence based instruction.  I provide practical, effective, and efficient tools and knowledge for inclusive classrooms.

My world-class academic training and years of real-world teaching experience place me at an excellent vantage point.  I know firsthand what it is like to be in the classroom every day.  I spent more than a decade in the classroom as a special education teacher, with many of those years in team-taught environments.  Not only do I have specialized knowledge about the everyday classroom experience for teachers and students, but also the trained eye of a researcher; with the ability to look at circumstances and data from an analytical and research based framework.

I have worked with a variety of groups with a variety of needs.  My experience ranges from multi-day workshops with over 100 special and general educators to half-day trainings with small professional learning communities. Today I work with the Ventura County Office of Education as faculty for their Education Specialist Induction Consortium (ESIC) and Language and Academic Development (LAD) credential programs.

Select Affiliations:

American Educational Research Association

-Division H: Research, Evaluation and Assessment in Schools

-Division K: Teaching and Teacher Education

American Psychological Association

-Division 15 Educational Psychology

California Association of Resource Specialists

Council for Exceptional Children

-Council of Administrators of Special Education

-Division for Learning Disabilities

-Technology and Media Division

-Division for Teacher Education

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