Ilene Unruh, M.A.

llene Unruh, M.A., has been a public school educator in the states of Minnesota, Iowa, and Washington for over twenty years. She has taught elementary and junior high art, first and fifth grades, and special needs students, K-8 in both resource room and inclusive classroom settings. For seven years prior to the date of this publication, Ms. Unruh collaborated with classroom teachers, a cadre of instructional assistants and parents to support special needs students within the regular classrooms at Cougar Valley Elementary School, in the Central Kitsap School District, Silverdale, Washington.