Special Education

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Stephanie Barry

Speech Therapist Teacher
Email: sbarry1@houstonisd.org      Phone:  713.726.3630
Education:  BS in Psychology - Rice University; MA in Communication Disorders - University of Houston 
Certifications:  American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - CCC-SLP Licensed by Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Professional Experiences:  HISD - Kolter and McNamara Elementaries - 2015-present University of Houston Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic - 1998-2002 HealthSouth Houston Rehabilitation Institute - 1997-1998
Hobbies - Interests:  Spending time with my daughter, Reading, Crafting, Traveling

Kimberly Kuhn

PALs Teacher Teacher
Email: Kimberly.Kuhn@houstonisd.org      Phone:  713.726.3630
Education:  Eastern Michigan University - Double major in special education and elementary education 
Certifications:  (Michigan) K-12 special education with an endorsement in cognitive impairments (Michigan) K-8 self contained gen ed (Michigan) K-12 special education with an endorsement in cognitive impairments (Michigan) K-8 self contained gen ed
Professional Experiences:  - Paddock Elementary - Milan, Michigan 2nd grade gen ed (Winter semester 2016) - Bentley Elementary - Canton, Michigan 3rd-5th cross categories special education classroom (Winter semester 2017)
Hobbies - Interests:  I love to go to the movies! I'm a huge Michigan, Eagles, Packers, and Broncos football fan. I love baseball. I go on mission trips, and love to trying out new food and restaurants.

Erin Wright

Lifeskills Teacher (SLL) Teacher
Email: Erin.Wright@houstonisd.org      Phone:  713.726.3630
Education:  I spent my freshman year of college (2005-06) studying and volunteering on a program in Israel. I then attended the University of Texas at Austin (hook ‘em horns!!), graduating in 2009 with a B.A. in Psychology, and minors in honors writing and sociology. In 2011, I went on to receive my Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. 
Certifications:  I am certified in Special Education (K-12th grade) and in Early Childhood-6th grade- Generalist.
Professional Experiences:  I worked as a speech-language pathologist for Harris County Early Childhood Intervention (2011-2012), and subsequently for a small private practice (2012-2021). I am excited to continue my teaching journey here, at Kolter, where I have been a teacher since 2022!
Hobbies - Interests:  I enjoy reading, doing macramé and other crafts, Israeli dance class, and playing Mahjongg with my girlfriends! When the Houston weather permits, I love a good hike or bike ride. Other hobbies include baking, eating at new restaurants, and entertaining! Above all, I love spending time with my husband, our son Noah, and our loving chocolate lab, Elsie!

Kati Davis

Resource Teacher Teacher
Email: Mary.Davis@houstonisd.org      Phone:  713.726.3630
Education:  Bachelors in Political Science & Communications from University of North Florida 
Certifications:  Special Education (EC - 12), Core Subjects with STR (EC - 6)
Professional Experiences:  I love getting to work with the Kolter cougars!
Hobbies - Interests:  I have three children who I love to enjoy family time with. I love to be outside, running, and swimming.

Heather Barris

Resource Teacher Teacher
Email: heather.barris@houstonisd.org      Phone:  713.726.3630
Education:  BS in Kinesiology - Texas A&M Kingsville University; MS in Sports Management - Sam Houston State University 
Certifications:  Early Childhood Special Education and Elementary Education
Professional Experiences:  I previously worked in professional sports for years with focus on client retainment and event planning. I have loved my job at Kolter! I look forward to working with our little cougars!
Hobbies - Interests:  I have been married for almost 2 years and have loved every minute of it! We love to watch our sports, go on adventures and spend quality time with friends and family! I also enjoy cooking, music, relaxing at the beach, and a good spa day!