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Engaging Your Kindergarten and Early Elementary Students

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

$45 – $70
Date:     September 18, 2024
Time:     9:00am-3:00pm
Type:     In-person

Location: WRESA
          200 Ridgefield Ct, Suite 206 
          Asheville, NC 28806

Fee:      $45 WRESA Members
          $70 Non-Members

**NOTE: We have a No Refund policy for our WRESA courses. However, you
are welcome to send a colleague in your place. Contact LaDonna Sluder at
lsluder@wresa.org or 828-774-5681 (ext 102) if you need to change the 
name of the person attending.

Audience: Kindergarten and early Elementary Teachers (K-2) and EC Teachers
CEUs:     5 contact hours
What to Bring: Your own charged device


Preparing for the school year involves lots of preparation and planning! So many details to
think about… This full day training/workshop will focus on providing strategies for
teachers and teaching assistants to help set up an organized learning environment. Topics
of discussion will include establishing routines and procedures utilizing visual supports,
evidence-based social emotional learning programs, environmental classroom design, work
systems and the importance of teaching replacement activities/routines for challenging


Marlou de Vera, M.Ed. – Autism Specialist

Buncombe County Schools Asheville, NC
Marlou is an autism specialist with 28 years’ experience working in the educational setting.
She is currently serving grades K-12 for Buncombe County schools in Asheville, North
As an autism specialist, Marlou coaches and trains instructional staff regarding pro-active
programming and emotional/behavioral support in the classroom. In addition, she conducts
and facilitates social groups for K-12 students with special needs, in collaboration with
speech and occupational therapists as well as special education teachers.
Prior to being an autism/behavior specialist, Marlou was an exceptional children’s
curriculum specialist. She also worked as a middle school intensive intervention teacher for
students with autism and was program director for a mainstreaming program for K-12
students with high functioning autism.
Marlou is a certified TEACCH professional practitioner with University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill. She also received clinical training from Social Thinking (Michelle Garcia Winner
– San Jose, California). Marlou holds a master’s degree in education (Curriculum and
Instruction) from the University of the Philippines.
Marlou has a passion for constantly improving the educational experience of her students
as they reach their potential in school and be the best they can become. Most important
of all, she is a mom of a consistently happy adult son (Vidal) with autism who currently
works at a restaurant as a busboy and at an ice-cream shop. His positive cheerful attitude
is what drives Marlou to advocate for all individuals with special needs.

If you have additional questions, contact Candie Sellers  csellers@wresa.org

If you are unsure whether your school system is a WRESA member, click  WRESA MEMBER List.



September 18
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$45 – $70


Candie Sellers
828-774-5681 Ext. 104


200 Ridgefield Ct, Suite 206
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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