Eric Mikoleit – Director/Lead Teacher
Education was not my first "calling.” I was fortunate enough to earn my masters in Administration of Justice and shortly started my law enforcement career. When completing my undergraduate work in child psychology, the interest and desire to work with children with disabilities was created. While working with Special Olympics, in a Day Treatment Center, and Autism home-therapy I was introduced to the world of Autism. My educational career began as a Para-Professional working with elementary ASD students and then transitioning to the HS level. I returned to school to earn my teaching license in Special Education. I have completged my Master’s Degree in Special Education and Administration. Working with families and students with significant disabilities is an honor and privilege. Building relationships among parents, students, and the community is my passion. The work from my desk is generated from a Servant- Leadership Model. Advocating for my student’s needs is something I simply do not waiver on nor can I be deterred from.
My career can be summed up with two of my favorite quotes:
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life.” – John Lennon.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed it's the only thing that ever has". – Margaret Mead