REBECCA KIMELMAN, Ed.D., has worked in the Special Education field since 1980. She has served in the roles of teacher, counselor, department coordinator, educational assessor, researcher, professional growth chairperson, accreditation Internal Coordinator, and Visiting Team Leader of the accreditation process.
Rebecca has degrees in Special Education (BSc) from Boston University, Educational Psychology (MSc) from University at Albany (New York), and a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) from University of Derby.
Rebecca has worked internationally for nearly four decades with various programs, schools and organizations. She has spent most of her career at the Walworth Barbour International School in Israel, with additional international and USA experience in both public schools and in the private sector.
Rebecca has a wealth of experience designing and implementing educational programs for students with diagnosed learning differences, ADHD, and ED, as well as working with teachers in consultant and coaching roles.
Rebecca’s professional background served as the foundation for developing the S.A.M.E. (Self-Advocacy Made Easy) Program of Instruction. Without exception, every child that has completed the program has indicated the program gave him the self-advocacy tools he needs to succeed in school, college and in life.