Student Spotlight: Kris Szovati

CPS - Kris SzovatiMaster of Science in Education with a Specialization in Teaching Students with Special Needs

As a disability placement program teacher in California, Kris Szovati collaborates with classroom teachers at a maximum-security prison to provide accommodations and differentiated instruction for students with disabilities. She has worked with inmates with learning disabilities as well as those who are physically, visually, or hearing impaired. She ensures that the institution complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and court mandates involving inmates with disabilities.

Kris began her career teaching at-risk youth. “[It] was the beginning of my interest in learning and behavioral disorders,” she said. “I love seeing evidence that my students are learning. Many of them have not been successful in school...I get satisfaction out of seeing [them] overcome their negative views toward learning.”