Transitions Conference

Yvonne Davis
Program Specialist for Transition Services
Richardson ISD

I am currently the Program Specialist for transition services for the Richardson Independent School District. I facilitate transition services including staff development and compliance with state and federal indicators. In addition, I am the administrator of The Transition Program, which serves students 18-22 years of age who are working on independent living skills and employability skills.

I graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1974 with a duel degree in elementary education, K-8th grade and a special education degree supporting all grade levels. My Master's degree is in Developmental Disabilities with an administrative endorsement in Supervision at Montana State University at Billings. As part of my degree, I worked in the hospital at the University of Washington focused on the low incidence populations.

My diverse experiences have made a significant impression forming my philosophy regarding the rights of all individuals. I feel it is imperative for everyone to have the choice to decide if they want to become productive citizens, integrated in their communities and living fulfilling lives. I also realized everyone sees their path differently. Over the 31 years of my career with the public school system I have been assisting students, families and districts to access the resources available to help make those dreams come true……Transitioning from one phase of life to another as a Transition Specialist.