Jennifer De Lapp
Jennifer Everett De Lapp is a former high school special education teacher for students with mild /moderate disabilities including learning disabilities, autism, and emotional and behavioral disabilities. She has extensive experience working with adolescents who endured adverse childhood experiences and are still living in traumatic life conditions. She taught in an EBD SDC classroom, as well as in SDC and Resource subject matter classes in mathematics, history, and English. She is NCLB qualified in English, mathematics, science, and history. Jennifer also ran support classes for all high school general education courses, as well as workshops tied specifically to Algebra and Geometry.
Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in education, with an emphasis in special education; she is currently working towards her PhD in Education, with an emphasis in special education, through Northcentral University. Jennifer maintains current Mild/Moderate and CLAD credentials and earned a certificate in alternative education through a grant program at San Jose State University. She has experience in comprehensive high schools and in alternative settings with all degrees of restrictive environments including institutions run by California Youth Authority and mental health residential facilities for adolescents.
Jennifer’s two loves are psychology and education, and she believes that all learning is dynamic depends on trusting relationships. She hopes to use her education, experience, and the exciting new research on the neurobiology of trauma to support bridging the gap between research on evidence-based trauma interventions and practice. In addition, Jennifer continues to synthesize research on trauma from a broad spectrum of disciplines to inform educational practice.