“Yamiley’s Writing Legally Defensible IEPs PD tackled the complex federal laws surrounding IEPs in such a way that all teachers in the room could apply her training when writing strong IEPS. Her ability to take a complex subject like special education law and present it in a way that both seasoned teachers and novices could understand was exceptional. I reference her presentation often as I coach special education teachers in my district.”
“Yamiley is very knowledgeable about laws and regulations that guide our student's education. She puts doing what is best for kids at the forefront of her work, and is a huge asset and resource for professional development.”
“Yamiley’s Professional Developments are mind changing! They are full of knowledge, law and advocacy oriented, and most of all they are inclusive. Her passion for law, rights, and equality and equity are projected in her presentations.”
“Yamiley Jean-Simon is an excellent presenter. I sat in a scaffolding presentation and learned so much about quality differentiation for students. Yamiley took a deep dive into the level of preparation and rigor that is required to scaffold appropriately. She discussed how to support struggling learners and the high achieving learners. Yamiley also stressed the importance of allowing students to become teachers to their peers, further developing the skills to succeed on their own.
Yamiley's training was dynamic and I still share the skills and strategies from her presentation with my teachers, today.”
“Not only is Yamiley a wealth of SPED and IEP knowledge, but all of her content is culturally responsive. She fine tunes her presentations to fit your school or district needs. She is direct and professional. She practices to the highest standard, what she preaches. Her passion for equity for all kids is transparent in her delivery.”
“With over six years of administrative experience, Yamiley’s years of combined expertise in leading pedagogy, frameworks and evidence-based practices that cultivate district and school improvement has made her an expert in school reform. Yamiley provides unique workshops that are specific to the needs of the target audience.”