Tahnee L. Wilder is a doctoral scholar and TELEPORTS Fellow in the Exceptional Education program at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from UCF, and a Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University.
She has over 12 years of experience collaborating with faculty and staff in a variety of educational settings including public, private, and charter schools. She performs evidence-based therapeutic interventions with a variety of developmental and neurological disorders in clinical settings focusing on cognitive, speech, language, and feeding delays.
Her current research is focused on utilizing technology to improve executive functioning and social-emotional skills in students with disabilities.
James Rujimora is a registered mental health counseling intern in Florida and currently earning his PhD in Education (Counselor Education) from the University of Central Florida. As a TJEEI Fellow, James looks to bring in his expertise in trauma-informed practices toward supporting children and adults with exceptional needs and their families. James is excited to continue working with TJEEI throughout his doctoral program serving the needs of children and adults through interdisciplinary research, practice, and partnerships. In his free time, James enjoys volunteering, being outdoors, and watching sports.
Jennifer Caton is a second-year doctoral student in Mathematics Education at the University of Central Florida. She received her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics from the University of Central Florida. Jennifer’s teaching experience has included elementary school along with middle and high school mathematics. Her research has focused on improving efficacy in mathematics among low-level achievers and students receiving services in mathematics. As a Toni Jennings Scholar, Jennifer is involved in research focusing on teacher shortages in STEM and special education areas, along with game research related to STEM. Currently she works as an Algebra teacher in Volusia County Schools, where she is focused on providing equal mathematical learning opportunities for all students.
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