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Reena Fish

Butler Tech
Project LIFE Replication Coordinator
SW Ohio
Reena Fish, M. Ed., is the Project LIFE National Replication Coordinator for Butler Technology and Career Development Schools in SW Ohio. www.butlertech.org/transition
Reena is an experienced special education administrator and transition specialist skilled in providing custom training to promote the development of quality, research based transition to adulthood programs that include staff training and ongoing consultation to Project LIFE replication partners across the United States. Her passion for ensuring that individuals with disabilities and their families have what they need to live a secure, productive and meaningful life is at the forefront of her efforts to provide Project LIFE replication opportunities to others across the nation.
Reena’s credentials include: Ohio Principal's Licensure, Master of Arts in Education, Transition to Work Endorsement and Bachelor of Arts (general and special education licensure), 2006 Special Educator of the Year, Ohio ACTE/SND (ohioacte.org), 2006 Ohio Coordinator of the Year Award of Excellence, OASCES (oasces.org), Co-Developer, Project SEARCH national curriculum (projectsearch.us)
Experiences include:
5 years as a Special Education Intervention Specialist (self-contained and inclusion)15 years as a Transition and Work Study Coordinator10 years as Transition to Work Master’s Degree Program Adjunct Professor for Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH3 years as a Project SEARCH Instructor and Miami University, Oxford, OH5 years as Butler Tech Transition Programming Supervisor/PrincipalProvision of intermittent consultation to Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional ChildrenResearched, wrote, developed materials for and taught a graduate level course entitled "Preparing Students for Adulthood: Creating Transition Plans for Students with IEP's" (2007) Published by: The Connecting Link, Inc.., Ventura, CA (www.connectinglink.com)