Jen has worked in the field of special education for the last twenty years, the last sixteen of which have been with PAUSD. She began as a student aide and then moved onto a non-profit organization and eventually onto working within school districts. She started her career as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and found her way into assistive technology certification in 2002. She loves that her position allows her to constantly learn new things and discover ways in which the ever-changing technology in our lives can support the students she works with.
Jen works three days a week and in her "spare time" enjoys being a mom to two amazing kids who keep her busy with sports and social events. In her downtime, you will catch her on the couch with a good book trying to enjoy a few minutes of quiet!
Brian has worked with the PAUSD Assistive Technology team since 2009. Brian earned his Bachelor degree in Black Studies from Portland State University, and his Master of Arts in Special Education from Notre Dame de Namur University. Brian has a strong passion for this exciting field where life-changing advances are being made every day. He is inspired by working with assistive technology to create access for students.
Brian also teaches a graduate level course for teacher candidates at Notre Dame de Namur University, titled "Technology in Special Education."
While Brian is a huge proponent of technology, he also enjoys unplugging. He also loves music, coffee, and bicycles. You can find him on the Caltrain bike car commuting from Morgan Hill.
Syed have been with P.A.U.S.D special education department, in one capacity or another, for more than 10 years. During that time he enjoyed learning a lot and have grown as a person. Syed worked with amazing students and staff and enjoys every second of it.
Since he was eight, he have been fascinated by technology. Now with the Assistive Technology team, he enjoys working with different technologies that support student learning. He love watching how educators are successfully implementing technology into their lesson plans, and enjoys the fact that he is a part of making that happen!
For my “off work” hours, Syed enjoys spending time with his wife and son. Syed enjoys being a dad, and is already compiling a list of dad jokes for when his son is a bit older :)