Mellanie Lee, M.S.

Center on Disability Studies
College of Education
University of Hawaii at Manoa
1410 Lower Campus Road, Bldg., 171F
Honolulu, HI 96822
 
Phone: 808-956-5861
Secondary Phone: 808-753-0981
Email: mellanie@hawaii.edu
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Last Updated: June 18, 2013

 

Primary Activity Coordinators: Cultural Diversity
Exemplary Services
Information/Dissemination
Parent/Consumer
Person Centered Planning
Technical Assistance
Discipline Coordinators: Education
Parent/Family Resources
Special Education
 
Discipline(s): Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
Education: General
Education/Special Education
Disability Studies
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Research: Deaf-Blind, Secondary Transition, Person Centered Planning, Collaboration, Employment, Inclusion, International Disability Rights, Self-Determination, Advocacy

Vita/Bio

Education

1995        M.S., Special Education, California State University, Hayward

1984        Severely Handicapped Credential, San Francisco State University

1981        B.A., Liberal Studies/Art

Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, San Francisco State University

 

Professional Experience

2009-2010            Project Director/Educational Specialist Pacific and Hawai‘i Deaf-Blind Projects, University of Hawai‘i Center On   Disability Studies

2007-08            Project Director, FSM All-SET! Transition Project, University of Hawai‘i Center On Disability Studies

Project Director, FSM Veteran RSA Project, University of Hawai‘i Center On Disability Studies

Education Specialist, Pacific and Hawai‘i Deaf-Blind Projects, University of Hawai‘i Center On Disability Studies

2005-06            Education/Transition Specialist, University of Hawai‘i Center On Disability Studies

2003-04            Mentor Teacher - Kapolei High School and Kapolei Junior High School, University of Hawai‘i, Special Education Department, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

2001-02            Educational Consultant, Mentor Teacher, Enewetak Elementary School, Enewetak Local Government, Enewetak, Marshall Islands

2000-01             Project Coordinator, Instructor, Related Services Assistant Training Project, College of                                  Micronesia, University of Hawai‘i, Center on Disability Studies

1998-99            Educational Consultant, Enewetak Elementary School, Enewetak Local Government

Enewetak, Marshall Islands

1997                           Consultant, Pacific Resources for Learning and Education (PREL), Ebeye Public

                           School, Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, PREL-Honolulu, Hawai‘i

1996                            Educational Consultant, Teacher Training and Curriculum Development, California,

                          Hawai‘i, and the Pacific Basin (American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia,

                           Republic of the Marshall Islands)

1994-95            Project Coordinator, Instructor, Related Services Assistant Training Project, College of Micronesia, University of Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i University Affiliated Program

1992-93            Practicum Supervisor, Coordinator Recruitment for Ethnic Diversity Project, Teacher Training Program, San Francisco State University (SFSU)

Transition/Inclusion Specialist, Inclusion Project for Students who are Deaf-Blind, California Research Institute, SFSU

Coordinator of Community Living and Employment, California Natural Supports Project, SFSU

Grant Writer, Co-Director, Community Inclusion, Oakland, CA

1991                        Transition Resource Teacher, Active Interactions Project, SFSU

Practicum Supervisor, Teacher Training Program, SFSU

1987-90  Coordinator, Bay Area Personnel Systems, Transition to Employment for Deaf Blind, SFSU

1987-91  Practicum Supervisor, Teacher Training Program, SFSU

1987-88                         Transition Resource Teacher, Integrated Education Services, SFSU

Practicum Supervisor, Teacher Training Program, SFSU

1986-87  Supported Employment Transition Consultant, Employment Retention Project, Richmond

Unified School District, Richmond, CA

1985-86  Community Transition Specialist, Community Intensive Programming for Students with

Sensory Impairments, SFSU

1984        English Instructor, Taipei, Taiwan

 

 

 

Technical Assistance and Consultation

2009            Collaborative Teaming – Medical, School, Family, CNMI

            Working Together – Teaming, American Samoa

2008            Secondary Transition Training, CNMI

Secondary Transition Training, American Samoa

2003            Inclusion Facilitator-High Schools, Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach, CA

2002            Assessment of services for students and adults with disabilities, TASH, State Department of Health and Human Services, Honolulu, Hawaii

1997        Marketing and Job Development, Department of Rehabilitation, Guam/ University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

1996        Grant Writer, College of Micronesia (COM), Department of Education, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)

Related Services Assistant Training Project, Professional Development, COM, FSM

Teacher Training, Pacific Basin Deaf-Blind Project, Republic of the Marshall Islands

Education Strategies for Teachers and families, Department of Special Education, American Samoa

1995            Parent and Family Training: Team Building, COM, FSM

            Teaching Strategies, Pacific Basin Deaf-Blind Project: FSM and the RMI

1993-94  Transition/Inclusion Strategies and Effective Instructional Strategies, University of Guam, Guam

Building Support Networks: Person Centered Planning, Transition Training for Rehabilitation Providers serving Blind and Visually Impaired Clients, Fremont, CA

Marketing Strategies: San Diego State University, CA

Diversity and ADA Training and Development: McKesson Corporation, San Francisco, CA

Pizza Hut Regional Facilitator: JOBS PLUS and Mentor Program, Irvine, CA

Functional Assessment and Inclusion Strategies: Pacific Basin Deaf-Blind Project, University of Guam, Guam

Assessment and teaching Strategies for Students who are Deaf-Blind Project, American Samoa and the Republic of the Marshall Islands

1991             Creating a Business and Marketing Plan: Employment Enterprises, Sacramento, CA

            Transition Planning: Employment Enterprises, Sacramento, CA

            Job Development Strategies: Washington Vocational Services, Mountlake Terrace, WA

1990            Job Development and Marketing Strategies for Persons with Vision Impairments: Department of Vision Services, Seattle, WA

1989            Parent/Family Partnerships: Pacific Basin Deaf-Blind Project, American Samoa

1988            Regional Facilitator: Northern CA, WA, CA Pizza Hut, Inc.

Implementing Transition and Community Based Instruction for Students with Severe Disabilities: TASH

Technical Assistance, Honolulu, HI

1986            Community Intensive Instruction for Students with Severe Disabilities: TASH Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project, AZ

1985            Parent Involvement in Community Intensive Instruction for Students with Severe Disabilities: TASH Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project, Las Vegas, NV

 

Grants Funded

FSM Veteran RSA” project funding by the Federated States of Micronesia, Department of Health Education and Social Affairs

FSM All-SET! Transition” project funding by the Federated States of Micronesia, Department of Health Education and Social Affairs

“Pohnpei Transition Model Demonstration” project funding by the Federated States of Micronesia, Department of Health Education and Social Affairs

 

Publications

Certo, N., Lee, M., Mautz, D., Markey, L., Toney, L.,  Toney, & Smalley, K.A. (1997), Facilitating Natural Supports:          Assisting Lisa to Connect with Her Dreams. Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, 25(1), 7-11.  

Gaylord-Ross, R., Park, H.S., Johnston, S., Lee, M., & Goetz., (1995). Individual social skills

training and co-worker training for supported employees with dual sensory impairment. Behavior Modification, 19(1), 78-94.

Gaylord-Ross, R., Lee, M., (1989). Cross cultural perspectives on supported employment. In M.E.

            Semmel (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Education. London: Pergamon Press.

Gaylord-Ross, R., Gaylord-Ross, C., Hagie, C., Musante, P., Lee, M., Siegel, S.,& Jameson,

D., (1988). Considerations and outcomes in transitional supported employment. Career

Development for Exceptional Individuals, 11 42-50.

Goetz, L., Certo, N., Doering, K., & Lee, M., (1995). Meaningful work for persons who are deaf-

blind. In D. Lehr & F. Brown (Eds.), People with disabilities who challenge the system. Baltimore: Paul H. Brooks Publishing Co.

Goetz, L., Lee M., Johnston, S., & Gaylord-Ross, R., (1991). Employment of persons with dual sensory impairments: Strategies for inclusion, Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 16, 131-139.

Grahm N., Gee, K., Lee, M., Goetz, L., & Beckstead, S., (1987). Students with significant

challenges: Choosing and developing integrated activities in the elementary school. (Manual; field test version S.F. State University, Dept. of Special Ed., Project CIPSSI (Community Intensive Programs for Students with Sensory Impairments, USOE GRANT #GOO8430094).

Haring, T., Breen, C., Pitts-Conway, V., Lee, M., & Gaylord-Ross, R., (1987) Adolescent peer

tutoring and special friend experiences, Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 1, 280-286.

Lee, M., Storey, K., Goetz, L., Anderson, J., & Zivolich, S., (1997). The effect of mentoring versus

job coach instruction on integration in supported employment settings. Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 22(3), 151-158.

Robinson, N., Tada, W., Lee, M., A, Atkinson, Rekemesik, N., (1998). Where there are no therapists: the related services assistant alternative. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 14(2), 107-155.

 

 

Media

Lee, M., Casey, S., (directors). Goetz, L., Gaylord-Ross, R., (producers). (1990). Now is the time:

supported employment for persons with dual sensory impairments (video). San Francisco State University: Bay Area Personnel Systems, Baltimore, MD: TASH

Ratliffe, K., Skouge, J., Lee, M., (directors) (2001). Roles & responsibilities of the RSA (video),

Elden: Learning about Nutrition with the RSAs (video). College of Micronesia, University of Hawaii, Center on Disability Studies, Honolulu, HI

 

 

Selected Presentations and Workshops

 

2006            Pohnpei, Micronesia to Hawai‘i - Part II:Second year stories from two Micronesian Deafwomen realizing their dreams in higher education and living in a new country

2005            A MAP from Pohnpei to Hawai‘i – Part I: The Journey Two Deaf Women Are Taking To Realize Their Dream For Higher Education, Pacific Rim Conference, Honolulu, HI

2001        Related Services Assistants (RSAs): What We’re About, Pacific Rim Conference, Honolulu, HI

1996            Curriculum Inclusion, Headstart/ECE/Special Education, American Samoa

1995            Transition: Building Natural Supports for Community Living, East Bay Regional Centers, Oakland, CA

1994            Public Relations and Marketing, Train the Trainers, North Bay Regional Centers, CA

Community Networking, East Bay Regional Center, Oakland, CA

1993            Transition - Building Support Networks in School and Community, Dept. of Rehabilitation, San Francisco, CA

1992            Take This Job and Develop It!  Supported Life, Sacramento, CA

Instructional Strategies for Supported Employment and Transition, Train the Trainers:  Santa Cruz County Office of Education, Santa Cruz, CA, Alta Regional Center, Sacramento, CA; North Bay Regional Center, Napa, CA; Developmental Disabilities Center, Napa, CA

1991            Employment Advocacy Training:  Alta Regional Center, Sacramento, CA

1990            Transition into Integrated Work:  Including Persons with Dual Sensory Impairments, Cal-TASH, San Diego, CA

Cultural Linguistic Diversity, Cal-TASH, San Diego, CA

1989            Transition/Supported Employment Strategies for Individuals with Sensory Disabilities:  Department of Rehabilitation, Tulsa, OK