Va-LEND Welcomes New Co-Training Directors

November 13, 2017

Jacqueline Robinson Brock and Meera R. Mehtaji have joined Va-LEND as the new Training Co-Directors for the program. They will be bringing their complementary skills into the Training Director position which they will share. Va-LEND is in the process of implementing its revised curriculum that incorporates increased universal design and student engaged learning with a more diverse group of trainees.

Jacqueline (Jackie) holds BSW and MSW degrees, and a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Non-Profit Management. She has worked for Virginia's UCEDD (The Partnership for People with Disabilities) since 2012. There she serves as a Program Specialist in Early Childhood and Health which has provided the opportunity for her to direct or coordinate a number of grant funded projects.

Meera, a former Va-LEND trainee, is a Ph.D. candidate in Special Education and Disability Policy and is an instructor in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University in addition to her Va-LEND responsibilities. The impressive talents and experience of Meera and Jackie make them a powerful duo to implement the training component of the Va-LEND program.