Educators

Improving outcomes for students with disabilities

VR Nevada offers collaborative services to educators to support the transition of students with disabilities from school to work and independent life. Collaborations between our agency, educational partners, students and families helps boost positive post-school outcomes, including graduating high school, attending postsecondary training or education, gaining paid employment, and living independently.

We encourage counselors and teachers to include us in Individualized educational plan (IEP) meetings so that the services we offer may be integrated into students’ and parents’ post-school goals. To do so, contact Shay McGee, Statewide Transition Coordinator, at (702) 486-7284 or via email at smcgee@detr.nv.govopens a new window.

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Our staff is available to give vocational rehabilitation-related presentations to middle and high-school classes.

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VR Nevada works with educators and students at public, charter and private schools throughout Nevada.

Based on the student’s interests and preferences, our staff will create a transition plan that includes the activities and services to help students develop the skills they need to succeed in employment and the community. Our vocational rehabilitation counselors are certified and trained to assist students in exploring different careers and jobs that best match their strengths, abilities, interests and the job market. We make regular visits to school campuses to conduct orientations for newly referred students, and to meet with those students who currently receive transition services.

Our pre-employment transition services include the following:

  • Collaboration with school district staff to assist in transition planning.
  • Assessments to determine job-related skills and abilities.
  • Assistance with college or trade school orientation.
  • Assistive technology.
  • Career counseling and guidance, and job placement services.

Work-based learning opportunities for students to explore employment options.

Attainment curriculum

The Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation employs a curriculum of lessons and activities to meet the needs of students with disabilities. A specific curriculum is designed for each student based on the needs and interests of each.

The curriculum fulfills the requirements of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Actopens a new window for students with disabilities who are eligible or potentially eligible for vocational rehabilitation services. The five required topical areas of the curriculum are:

  • Job and career exploration
  • Work-based learning
  • Post-secondary training
  • Workplace readiness
  • Self-advocacy

Find your counselor

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Kendra Maine Rehab Counselor III

Kendra Maine
Rehab Counselor III

David Fisher Rehab Counselor III

David Fisher
Rehab Counselor III

Jennifer Forest Rehab Counselor III

Jennifer Forest
Rehab Counselor III

Alan Christensen Rehab Counselor III

Alan Christensen
Rehab Counselor III

Jenna Varshabi Rehab Counselor III

Jenna Varshabi
Rehab Counselor III

Jack Merrill (Jake) Rehab Counselor III

Jack Merrill (Jake)
Rehab Counselor III

Patricia Weaver Rehab Counselor III

Patricia Weaver
Rehab Counselor III

Stephen Triana Rehab Counselor II

Stephen Triana
Rehab Counselor II

Cynthia Pate Rehab Counselor II

Cynthia Pate
Rehab Counselor II

Kelly Figueroa Rehab Counselor II

Kelly Figueroa
Rehab Counselor II

Brian Adragna Rehab Counselor II

Brian Adragna
Rehab Counselor II

Tomas Cruz Rehab Technician III, Supervisor

Tomas Cruz
Rehab Technician III, Supervisor

Jamey Sweet Rehab Technician II

Jamey Sweet
Rehab Technician II

Nicole LaMaina Rehab Technician II

Nicole LaMaina
Rehab Technician II

Jacqueline Quintero Rehab Technician II

Jacqueline Quintero
Rehab Technician II

Martin Hernandez Rehab Technician II

Martin Hernandez
Rehab Technician II

Terry McGinnis Rehab Technician II

Terry McGinnis
Rehab Technician II

Amanda Hunt Rehab Technician II

Amanda Hunt
Rehab Technician II

Araceli Pyper Rehab Technician II

Araceli Pyper
Rehab Technician II

Yanan (Nancy) Denninger Rehab Counselor II

Yanan (Nancy) Denninger
Rehab Counselor II

Darci Ingraham Rehab Technician II

Darci Ingraham
Rehab Technician II

Audra Murray Rehab Technician II

Audra Murray
Rehab Technician II

Aimee Matts Rehab Technician II

Aimee Matts
Rehab Technician II

Rashalette Pickens Rehab Technician II

Rashalette Pickens
Rehab Technician II

Kristina Forseth Rehab Technician II

Kristina Forseth
Rehab Technician II

Kristen Goertemiller Rehab Counselor II

Kristen Goertemiller
Rehab Counselor II

Mary Zeniou Rehab Counselor III

Mary Zeniou
Rehab Counselor III

Christopher Harrington Rehab Technician II

Christopher Harrington
Rehab Technician II

April Johnson Rehab Technician II

April Johnson
Rehab Technician II

Laura Fink Rehab Counselor II

Laura Fink
Rehab Counselor II

Laura Thompson Rehab Counselor III

Laura Thompson
Rehab Counselor III

Jocelyn Valencia Rehab Technician II

Jocelyn Valencia
Rehab Technician II

Diana Woods Rehab Technician II

Diana Woods
Rehab Technician II

April Beets Rehab Technician II

April Beets
Rehab Technician II

Corrie Herrera Rehab Technician II

Corrie Herrera
Rehab Technician II

Meghan Hammargren Rehab Technician II

Meghan Hammargren
Rehab Technician II

Joe Dawes Rehab Technician II

Joe Dawes
Rehab Technician II

Gabby Villalba Rehab Technician II

Gabby Villalba
Rehab Technician II

Angelina Curayag Rehab Technician II

Angelina Curayag
Rehab Technician II

Stachia Estrellado Rehab Technician III, Supervisor

Stachia Estrellado
Rehab Technician III, Supervisor

Jeffrey Feick Rehab Technician II

Jeffrey Feick
Rehab Technician II

Loretta Kempski Rehab Technician II

Loretta Kempski
Rehab Technician II

Salina Dorado Rehab Technician II

Salina Dorado
Rehab Technician II

Jessica Estoyes Arroyo Rehab Technician II

Jessica Estoyes Arroyo
Rehab Technician II

Patricia Romero Rehab Technician II

Patricia Romero
Rehab Technician II

Marcy Haime Rehab Technician II

Marcy Haime
Rehab Technician II

Michelle Albrecht Rehab Technician II

Michelle Albrecht
Rehab Technician II

Barbara Dillard Rehab Counselor III

Barbara Dillard
Rehab Counselor III

Joie Beaver Rehab Counselor III

Joie Beaver
Rehab Counselor III

Karina Aguirre Rehab Counselor II

Karina Aguirre
Rehab Counselor II

Charles Crane Rehab Counselor III

Charles Crane
Rehab Counselor III

Amber Mitchell Rehab Counselor II

Amber Mitchell
Rehab Counselor II

Deborah Gentry Rehab Counselor II

Deborah Gentry
Rehab Counselor II

Irene Franco Rehab Counselor II

Irene Franco
Rehab Counselor II

Alison Greathouse Rehab Counselor III

Alison Greathouse
Rehab Counselor III

Grae Matheus Rehab Counselor III

Grae Matheus
Rehab Counselor III

Surrey Abderrazik Rehab Counselor II

Surrey Abderrazik
Rehab Counselor II

Doug Sinclair Rehab Counselor II

Doug Sinclair
Rehab Counselor II

Lora Turner Rehab Supervisor

Lora Turner
Rehab Supervisor

Michael Horn Rehab Counselor II

Michael Horn
Rehab Counselor II

Rita Spearman Rehab Counselor III

Rita Spearman
Rehab Counselor III

Callena Hollie Rehab Counselor II

Callena Hollie
Rehab Counselor II

Crystal Kamber Rehab Counselor II

Crystal Kamber
Rehab Counselor II

Mixrain Solis Rehab Counselor III

Mixrain Solis
Rehab Counselor III

Bernadine Leblanc Rehab Counselor III

Bernadine Leblanc
Rehab Counselor III

Robin Whisenhunt Rehab Counselor III

Robin Whisenhunt
Rehab Counselor III

Jerry Leach Rehab Counselor III

Jerry Leach
Rehab Counselor III

Maritza Sanchez Rehab Counselor III

Maritza Sanchez
Rehab Counselor III

Ashley Deloera Rehab Counselor II

Ashley Deloera
Rehab Counselor II

Stephen Icamen Rehab Counselor III

Stephen Icamen
Rehab Counselor III

Micah Smith Rehab Counselor II

Micah Smith
Rehab Counselor II

Karina Mandello Rehab Counselor III

Karina Mandello
Rehab Counselor III

Kendra Maine Rehab Counselor III

Kendra Maine
Rehab Counselor III

David Fisher Rehab Counselor III

David Fisher
Rehab Counselor III

Jennifer Forest Rehab Counselor III

Jennifer Forest
Rehab Counselor III

Alan Christensen Rehab Counselor III

Alan Christensen
Rehab Counselor III

Jenna Varshabi Rehab Counselor III

Jenna Varshabi
Rehab Counselor III

Jack Merrill (Jake) Rehab Counselor III

Jack Merrill (Jake)
Rehab Counselor III

Patricia Weaver Rehab Counselor III

Patricia Weaver
Rehab Counselor III

Stephen Triana Rehab Counselor II

Stephen Triana
Rehab Counselor II

Cynthia Pate Rehab Counselor II

Cynthia Pate
Rehab Counselor II

Kelly Figueroa Rehab Counselor II

Kelly Figueroa
Rehab Counselor II

Brian Adragna Rehab Counselor II

Brian Adragna
Rehab Counselor II

Tomas Cruz Rehab Technician III, Supervisor

Tomas Cruz
Rehab Technician III, Supervisor

Jamey Sweet Rehab Technician II

Jamey Sweet
Rehab Technician II

Nicole LaMaina Rehab Technician II

Nicole LaMaina
Rehab Technician II

Jacqueline Quintero Rehab Technician II

Jacqueline Quintero
Rehab Technician II

Martin Hernandez Rehab Technician II

Martin Hernandez
Rehab Technician II

Terry McGinnis Rehab Technician II

Terry McGinnis
Rehab Technician II

Amanda Hunt Rehab Technician II

Amanda Hunt
Rehab Technician II

Araceli Pyper Rehab Technician II

Araceli Pyper
Rehab Technician II

Yanan (Nancy) Denninger Rehab Counselor II

Yanan (Nancy) Denninger
Rehab Counselor II

Darci Ingraham Rehab Technician II

Darci Ingraham
Rehab Technician II

Audra Murray Rehab Technician II

Audra Murray
Rehab Technician II

Aimee Matts Rehab Technician II

Aimee Matts
Rehab Technician II

Rashalette Pickens Rehab Technician II

Rashalette Pickens
Rehab Technician II

Kristina Forseth Rehab Technician II

Kristina Forseth
Rehab Technician II

Kristen Goertemiller Rehab Counselor II

Kristen Goertemiller
Rehab Counselor II

Mary Zeniou Rehab Counselor III

Mary Zeniou
Rehab Counselor III

Christopher Harrington Rehab Technician II

Christopher Harrington
Rehab Technician II

April Johnson Rehab Technician II

April Johnson
Rehab Technician II

Laura Fink Rehab Counselor II

Laura Fink
Rehab Counselor II

Laura Thompson Rehab Counselor III

Laura Thompson
Rehab Counselor III

Jocelyn Valencia Rehab Technician II

Jocelyn Valencia
Rehab Technician II

Diana Woods Rehab Technician II

Diana Woods
Rehab Technician II

April Beets Rehab Technician II

April Beets
Rehab Technician II

Corrie Herrera Rehab Technician II

Corrie Herrera
Rehab Technician II

Meghan Hammargren Rehab Technician II

Meghan Hammargren
Rehab Technician II

Joe Dawes Rehab Technician II

Joe Dawes
Rehab Technician II

Gabby Villalba Rehab Technician II

Gabby Villalba
Rehab Technician II

Angelina Curayag Rehab Technician II

Angelina Curayag
Rehab Technician II

Stachia Estrellado Rehab Technician III, Supervisor

Stachia Estrellado
Rehab Technician III, Supervisor

Jeffrey Feick Rehab Technician II

Jeffrey Feick
Rehab Technician II

Loretta Kempski Rehab Technician II

Loretta Kempski
Rehab Technician II

Salina Dorado Rehab Technician II

Salina Dorado
Rehab Technician II

Jessica Estoyes Arroyo Rehab Technician II

Jessica Estoyes Arroyo
Rehab Technician II

Patricia Romero Rehab Technician II

Patricia Romero
Rehab Technician II

Marcy Haime Rehab Technician II

Marcy Haime
Rehab Technician II

Michelle Albrecht Rehab Technician II

Michelle Albrecht
Rehab Technician II

Barbara Dillard Rehab Counselor III

Barbara Dillard
Rehab Counselor III

Joie Beaver Rehab Counselor III

Joie Beaver
Rehab Counselor III

Karina Aguirre Rehab Counselor II

Karina Aguirre
Rehab Counselor II

Charles Crane Rehab Counselor III

Charles Crane
Rehab Counselor III

Amber Mitchell Rehab Counselor II

Amber Mitchell
Rehab Counselor II

Deborah Gentry Rehab Counselor II

Deborah Gentry
Rehab Counselor II

Irene Franco Rehab Counselor II

Irene Franco
Rehab Counselor II

Alison Greathouse Rehab Counselor III

Alison Greathouse
Rehab Counselor III

Grae Matheus Rehab Counselor III

Grae Matheus
Rehab Counselor III

Surrey Abderrazik Rehab Counselor II

Surrey Abderrazik
Rehab Counselor II

Doug Sinclair Rehab Counselor II

Doug Sinclair
Rehab Counselor II

Lora Turner Rehab Supervisor

Lora Turner
Rehab Supervisor

Michael Horn Rehab Counselor II

Michael Horn
Rehab Counselor II

Rita Spearman Rehab Counselor III

Rita Spearman
Rehab Counselor III

Callena Hollie Rehab Counselor II

Callena Hollie
Rehab Counselor II

Crystal Kamber Rehab Counselor II

Crystal Kamber
Rehab Counselor II

Mixrain Solis Rehab Counselor III

Mixrain Solis
Rehab Counselor III

Bernadine Leblanc Rehab Counselor III

Bernadine Leblanc
Rehab Counselor III

Robin Whisenhunt Rehab Counselor III

Robin Whisenhunt
Rehab Counselor III

Jerry Leach Rehab Counselor III

Jerry Leach
Rehab Counselor III

Maritza Sanchez Rehab Counselor III

Maritza Sanchez
Rehab Counselor III

Ashley Deloera Rehab Counselor II

Ashley Deloera
Rehab Counselor II

Stephen Icamen Rehab Counselor III

Stephen Icamen
Rehab Counselor III

Micah Smith Rehab Counselor II

Micah Smith
Rehab Counselor II

Karina Mandello Rehab Counselor III

Karina Mandello
Rehab Counselor III

Success Stories

Lawrence Faulk

Lawrence Faulk

Lawrence Faulk applied for BVR services in March 2021. Due to covid-19, he wanted to start over. He left Ohio and moved to Las Vegas to be closer to his sister. Lawrence was working with Ohio Disability Agency, where he was...

Hannah McNary

Hannah McNary

Hannah McNary came to Vocational Rehabilitation services in the December of 2020 in the middle of COVID requesting help to find a job. Hannah had an unsuccessful case from 2013 and had a strong desire to have a new case for...

Brendan Hanlon

Brendan Hanlon

Brendan applied for BVR services and was deemed eligible in February 2019.  He came to us with diagnoses of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and with the challenges these pose in communications and...

Success Stories

Lawrence Faulk

Lawrence Faulk

Lawrence Faulk applied for BVR services in March 2021. Due to covid-19, he wanted to start over. He left Ohio and moved to Las Vegas to be closer to his sister. Lawrence was working with Ohio...

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