Jennifer Schmidt, '97, '99, Chair

Jennifer M. Schmidt graduated from Wright State University in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education 1-8. She continued her education at Wright State by pursuing a Master’s degree in Special Education which she earned in 1999. Currently, Mrs. Schmidt is an Intervention Specialist at Beavercreek High School in Beavercreek, Ohio and an adjunct instructor at Antioch McGregor Midwest. Jennifer has 20 years of teaching experience in both general and special education settings.  She began working closely with students with autism while teaching in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and was trained in the TEACCH method.  At BHS, Jennifer and her now retired Speech & Language Pathologist colleague piloted their Communication Class in the fall of 2007, and the class continues to this day; since then, neighboring school districts have adopted the same model with similar success.  Jennifer is currently finishing a book for educators about how to implement a Communication Class and is under contract with AAPC (Autism Asperger’s Publishing Company).  She was recognized as Beavercreek City Schools Teacher of the Year in 2012, and in 2014 was awarded the Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year recognition as a result of her innovative Communication Class. Jennifer has spoken at many workshops and conferences including Ocali (Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence) and CEC (Council for Exceptional Children).

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