Lacson promoted to Program Coordinator at Children’s Workshop

June 6th, 2011 by admin

Sherry Lacson, M.A., joins Alicia Ritter, M.A., BCBA, as Program Coordinator under Director Hillary Whiteside. M.S., BCBA

The Board of Directors of TIEE and its Leadership Team are very excited to announce Sherry Lacson’s (formerly Castenada) promotion to Program Coordinator of Children’s Workshop. Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year and along with Alicia Ritter, Sherry will have responsibility for student programming, curriculum development, and staff supervision and training.

Over the years, now numbering 39, Children’s Workshop has built a strong reputation for providing unparalleled, research-based educational services for the San Diego community. There is strong support from the parents of its students, a solid reputation among the community’s professionals, and well-developed relationships with the area’s school districts. The number of children in the San Diego area needing Children’s Workshop has increased in recent years with the result that its student body has grown. The school has arrived at the point where, in order to remain on the cutting edge of educational programming for children with special needs, a second Program Coordinator is needed.

Sherry started her employment with TIEE at Children’s Workshop in 2005, and, since then, she has shown exceptional commitment to her development as a professional educator. She attained her Special Education Teaching Credential and was promoted to a Teacher position in 2006. This last school year she received her Masters Degree in Special Education with a Specialty in Autism from San Diego State University. She also has completed the course work and practical requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and is planning to take the exam this fall. Along the way, Sherry has shown great strength in her ability to balance her educational pursuits with her responsibilities as a professional. She is very deserving of this promotion and we believe she is more than ready for this leadership role.