Cindy Eland, Special Education/Psychologist
I have been employed at Jenks Public Schools since 1978 and have been the special education coordinator at Jenks West Elementary since 1987. Both my undergraduate degree and my Master's degree are in Special Education, Learning Disabilities (from ORU and TU, respectively.)
My mission is to help children at my school have the best school life possible. My job as psychometrist is to evaluate children for special education. My job as special education coordinator is to give information to parents and staff, to facilitate solutions to problems and to advocate for children at school.
I love being around children and I'm so glad to work at an elementary school. The challenges of special education seem to be increasing, but I never lose sight of the fact that we deal with children and parents who need us to be the best we can be. We all want the same thing - and that is for "our" kids to be happy and successful learners, and to grow in independence and confidence.