is currently teaching in the position of Special Education Teacher (Resource Specialist) at an elementary school in Santa Cruz County, CA
and is an instructor for Project IMPACT with Santa Cruz County Office of Education, Teacher Development. She mentored both special education and general education beginning teachers in grades K-12 for two years throughout Santa Cruz County while working as a full time released advisor/support provider for the Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project
. A veteran teacher of 25 years, Ms. Cavataio’s educational background includes a Masters degree in Education from San Jose State University (SJSU) with an emphasis on cross-cultural literacy for an equitable society. Additionally, her educational credentials include: Education Specialist, Reading Specialist, and Multiple Subjects. Ms. Cavataio also has a BS degree from SJSU in Therapeutic Recreation with a concentration on serving individuals with physical and behavioral disabilities. Within these many educational capacities, Ms. Cavataio has had opportunities to work with diverse populations ranging in ages from preschool through adult. She has published with the education journal Academic Exchange Quarterly.