Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! My name is Trish Ello and I am the Transition Teacher at Woodgrove High School. LCPS has Transition Teachers at each high school to assist students with disabilities in their transition to post-secondary life.
This year I will be teaching a Career Pathways class with an emphasis on transition and life skills development. I will be working in the community to develop business partnerships that will enable us to provide students with work experiences.
My priority this year will be assisting students in their final year of high school with making linkages with adult service agencies, colleges, post-secondary employment and/or training opportunities.
Some things I can assist with include;
- Assist students with understanding, researching and applying for accommodations at the college level
- Inform students and parents of adult agencies such as; Department of Aging and Rehabilitative services –DARS, Mental Health Substance Abuse Developmental Services – MHSADS
- Assist students with applications to LCPS programs for students age 18-22; Community and School Together (CAST), Project Search at the National Conference Center
- Help students to research other post-secondary options like military, apprenticeships, Job Corps,WIOA and ECHO
I will be meeting with students and conducting surveys throughout the year to assess transitional needs. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. For additional resources, please visit the Transition section under academics on Woodgrove’s website and view our Handbook on Transition Services for Students and Families which can be found on the LCPS website.
I look forward to getting to know your child.