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Bloom360 Virtual Open House

Feb 22, 2022 06:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Laura Rauman
Founder & President @Bloom360 Learning Community
Laura developed Bloom360 Learning Community along with a very talented team of educators and therapists. She believes in recognizing and nurturing strengths in all people, especially children with neuro-diverse needs. Laura is an entrepreneur at heart and passionate about her work at Bloom360 and Vista360. She thrives in an environment that values authentic relationships and teamwork. Those values and experiencing first-hand her daughter’s need for a more nurturing learning environment are what led her to develop Bloom360 with the support and involvement of the Vista360 team. Laura brings 25 years of business experience to Bloom360. As important, her perspective as a parent of two children brings understanding and wisdom to the development and management of Bloom360.
Cindy Gosh-Lee, MSW
Program Guide @Bloom360 Learning Community
Cindy has more than 30 years of experience serving organizations and individuals in a variety of educational and coaching settings. Cindy is the Program Guide at Bloom360 Learning Community. She shapes the school’s curriculum and oversees the continued development and implementation of Bloom360’s educational model which is rooted in human development. She also consults with Bloom360’s founding supporter Vista360, LLC and its clients to support their management consulting practice which focuses on strengths-based team and business building.
Andrea Svoboda, OTR/L
Learning Guide - Occupational Therapist @Bloom360 Learning Community
Andrea has 15 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist. Her first role as an Occupational Therapist started in skilled nursing and she quickly realized within a few months that her skill set, energy and passion were more appropriate for working within the pediatric population. She has worked in a variety of settings including Fraser Child and Family Center, a school-based practice in the Chicago suburbs, Giant Steps School in Illinois, and in pediatric outpatient practice at Curative New Berlin Therapies. She also has consulted with Rogers Memorial Hospital for staff training on sensory processing, classroom design and sensory adaptations for the day treatment program. She has worked with children ages infancy through adulthood with a wide variety of neurological needs. Andrea also has experience working with Special Gifts Theatre in Illinois, a non-profit theatre program that puts on major musical productions on stage for children with diverse needs.
Nicci Miller
Learning Guide @Bloom360 Learning Community
Nicci’s goal as an educator is to love and support each child for who they are as an individual and create a learning environment to support and nurture each child. Nicci is a Certified Early Childhood Teacher and has continuing education in Early Childhood Education through Lakeshore Technical College. She participates in ongoing training on Character Strengths and Mindfulness to incorporate those programs in the Bloom360 curriculum as well. Nicci is one of the first practitioners in Wisconsin certified in The Greenspan Floortime Approach® This licensing is the highest in the world involving the DIR Model and Floortime Therapy. (Note: the only other certified practitioner in Wisconsin also is a Bloom360 Learning Guide.)
Zach Moffatt, COTA
Learning Guide - Occupational Therapy Assistant @Bloom360 Learning Community
As a Learning Guide, Zach helps Learners grow in the five core elements of mind, body, spirit, social and emotional. Zach completed PBL101 training from Project-Based Learning Works, which included a focus on the design, assessment and management of PBL. This approach is guided by a research-informed model of Gold Standard Project Based Learning, that sets a high bar for implementing rigorous, standards-based projects. This training and Zach’s natural hands-on approach helps him plan and deliver project-based learning, which is our main curriculum.
Laura Huelsman
Learning Guide @Bloom360 Learning Community
At Bloom360, Laura’s goal is to create and expand on experiences for Learners to practice real-world learning at their own pace. She helps integrate the school’s social-emotional and project-based learning programs that support whole-child growth while interweaving their interests. Prior to joining the Bloom360 team, Laura served as Program Manager for a local nonprofit serving young adults with special needs. In this role, she assessed the clients’ academic needs, created curriculum goals, facilitated academic learning and daily living skill enhancement, worked as a job coach in the community and communicated closely with families. In other prior roles, she taught as a special education teacher at the elementary and middle school levels. In both settings, she worked directly with students and provided insight, knowledge and collaborative guidance for general education teachers.
Jess Kania, MT-BC, WMTR
Learning Guide @Bloom360 Learning Community
At Bloom360, Jess serves as a Learning Guide, helping to support Learners to try new experiences and integrate the school’s social-emotional and project-based learning through a broad offering of customized learning opportunities. For 13 years, Jess was a Music Therapist for a private clinic where she worked with children and adults in many settings, including clinics, schools, in-home, day care centers and adult day programs including providing music therapy to Bloom360 Learners twice a week since 2017. Her comprehensive experience over the past decade blends assessing individuals’ needs, creating music-based interventions, collaborating with interdisciplinary teams, supervising music therapy college interns within clinical settings and evaluating individual progress.
Kaci Roche, CLS
Learning Guide @Bloom360 Learning Community
Kaci’s experience as a Child Life Specialist is a natural fit with Bloom360 Learning Community, where she is the first person in Wisconsin to bring this unique training to a school setting. Child Life is a specialized approach which assesses and helps customize developmentally appropriate educational and therapeutic initiatives based on the child’s unique medical, educational and developmental needs. Most often found in hospital settings, Kaci has a strong belief and drive to demonstrate the value this field of study offers Learners, schools, families and the larger community when it is integrated within the school/home partnership.
Mikayla Hamann, COTA
Assistant Learning Guide - Occupational Therapy Assistant @Bloom360 Learning Community
As an Assistant Learning Guide, Mikayla helps Learners grow in the five core elements of mind, body, spirit, social and emotional. She works with small groups of Learners to support their social emotional needs through individualized projects and activities which serve as practice grounds for growth. Prior to joining the Bloom360 team, Mikayla gained experience at a VA Medical Center, as a Special Needs Aide for a child with a rare syndrome, as an anatomy and physiology tutor at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and as a volunteer leader for mission trips for high school students.