Janine Abalos

Janine attended the University of Virginia and earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology and in Cognitive Science with a concentration in Linguistics. Janine's academic interest in cognitive science and her love for kids have melded into a passion for equipping and supporting students at GKTC with skills to #S2C, Spell to Communicate, via low-tech and high-tech AAC.

Her philosophy as an educator is shaped by the principles of Universal Design for Learning, and she is an advocate for inclusive education.

Her greatest mentors are her colleagues and her greatest teachers are her students. On weekends, Janine is probably scouting out local restaurants with her husband in search of the perfect Pad Thai or mac and cheese!