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Joyce Montgomery

Vallejo City Unified School District
Transition Program Supervisor
Joyce Montgomery, MA Ed, is currently the Region 1 Manager for CaPROMISE and Ca Career Innovations which includes over 15 Local Education Agencies. She is also WorkAbility Co-Region 3 Manager for 75 Local Education Agencies. She is employed with Vallejo City Unified School District over-seeing Transition programs and as an Adjunct Instructor at Touro University in the College of Education Special Education Credentialing program. The course, Transition to Adult Life, instructs teachers to address transition planning for the Individual Education Program for students. She has over 25 years of experience working in public education. She has successfully implemented collaborative employment transition programs with the California Department of Rehabilitation, California Department of Education and local school districts. She has served as region and state advisory for other projects including Transition Partnership Project and Youth in Transition Demonstration Project with Social Security Administration. She has served as a Senate Select Committee Member for Darrel Steinberg Blue Ribbon Commission for the Employment of people with Autism and Developmental Disabilities and has Chaired and served as a member of various workgroups and committees designed to increase the employment of people with disabilities including the Solano Co. Mayors Committee for the Employment of People with Disabilities. Her accomplishments include publications in peer reviewed Journals, including the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation and co-author of a chapter in The Road Ahead, Transition to Adult Life, a text used in numerous Special Education Credentialing programs at Universities across the country.