JodiLyn Vance is a Montana girl and loves the state that she grew up in, but after marrying a Northern California Boy, Butte County (Northern CA) became her home, where she and her husband raised their children and lived for over 20 years. Their family has made their home in Bullard, where they feel blessed to live. Her husband (Shelby) is an elementary education educator and works as a second-grade teacher in Bullard ISD. They have two daughters; Samantha and her husband live in Northern California, where she works in the medical field, and he works as a wildfire hotshot firefighter. Their youngest daughter, Sarah, and her husband live in Lindale; she looks forward to working in the field of dentistry. In addition to their human family, they have many furry members; Raine (a paint horse), two standard poodles (Duke and Honey), and two cats. They all enjoy being outside with their animals and in nature as much as possible!
JodiLyn has worked as an educator since 1994. She served as an English Instructor and Personalized Learning Teacher for several years. Predominately she has served as a Special Education Specialist and a Response to Intervention Specialist. Initially, her teaching experience began in the junior high and high school setting and within the specialty of Language Arts. It did not take her long to recognize that her most significant interest was working with young people who learn diversely; this is her passion, and she feels honored to continue that passion at The Brook Hill School! JodiLyn is thankful to serve as the Middle and Upper School Director of Academic Services.
Credentials that she holds include a Single Subject English/Language Arts Professional Clear Credential, Specialist Instruction Credential in Special Education (mild-mod, mod-severe, Autism Specialist, Dyslexia) – Professional Clear, Resource Specialist Credential – Professional Clear, CLAD Credential, Neuhaus Dyslexia Specialist, as well as a program trainer of The Nurtured Heart Approach.
Specialized Skills: sensory dysfunction and integration, SEIS training, Handwriting without Tears certificated, Soundabet certificated, DIBBLES CBM, AIMSweb CBM, positive behavior intervention certificated, Step Up To Writing, Common Core/Special Ed. Trained, How Does Your Engine Run, neurology and the learning brain, Neuhaus Dyslexia Specialist, Love and Logic, IEP/ARD/504/SST Facilitator, developer of RtI Tiered Models of Instruction in previous public and public charter schools, The Nurtured Heart Approach training/certificate, Teacher Mentor/Cooperating Teacher for CA State University Chico – Special Education Program, Nurtured Heart Approach Certified Trainer