JoAnn ("Jody") is an Occupational Therapist who has worked in the Snoqualmie Valley School District special education preschool program since its inception. She also works in the special education programs at Snoqualmie Elementary School and Opstad Elementary School. Jody earned her Bachelors in Science in Occupational Therapy degree and her initial professional certifications at the University of Puget Sound. After working for a few years she attended graduate school at the University of Washington to earn her Masters in Science in Occupational Therapy degree with a pediatric tract specialization. She is NDT certified and has taken advanced studies in the areas of sensory integration and autism treatment strategies. Jody has worked in child development centers in addition to the public school systems. Jody is an active member of her professional organizations. She teaches dance to children with special needs and volunteers at the 5th Avenue Theater.