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With over 30 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist, I have been afforded many great opportunities to develop a broad range of skills to serve individuals with disabilities in our community and primarily in our public schools. A significant component of my work is centered around the use of technology as a tool to remove barriers to afford individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to excel toward their life goals. A partner to the use of technology is the concept of universal design and the framework of universal design for learning. It is when we create environments that effectively support individuals with disabilities, we create environments that benefit all.

My husband of 35 years and I moved to the Tomball area 30 years ago and raised two children with the support of this wonderful community. We now have four grandchildren who provide us with much joy. In my work I always try to portray a heart of service. A motto that I learned many years ago that has stuck with me throughout my years of public service is ...

Assume good will - Ask clarifying question - Focus on the child


  • Fellow  of the American  Occupational Therapy  Association
  • Doctor  of Philosophy  in Educational Psychology
  • Fifteen  years of  experience as  a special education  leader in the seventh  largest school district in  the United States.
  • Ten  years  of teaching  experience at  the university level  in a teacher preparation  program
  • Experienced  program evaluator  and change facilitator  in complex and diverse environments.
  • Experienced  project manager  for a multi-million-dollar  technology based project designed to meet the needs of children with disabilities through a universally designed system.
  • National  and state  level leader  in special education  practices.
  • Advanced  assistive technology  and special education  technology specialist.
  • Over  25 years  of experience  in providing occupational  therapy and assistive technology  services.

Most Recent Publications

Goodrich,  B. (2018).  Best practices  in resolving conflict.  Chapter in Best Practices  in School Occupational Therapy,  American Occupational Therapy Association, 2nd Edition, Edited  by Clark, G. and Chandler, B. ISBN: 978-1-56900-344-2

Goodrich, B., Garza, E. (2015). The roll of Occupational Therapy in Providing Assistive Technology Devices and Services. AOTA Fact Sheet. American Occupational Therapy Association. Available for download at

Tomball ISD is a public school district serving students in grades K-12 in Tomball, TX.