Meg Nelson serves as a Technical Assistance provider for the national Center to Improve Social & Emotional Learning and School Safety and is part of the Transforming Kindergarten Multi-State Collaborative Team.
Nelson is an Early Childhood Intervention and Special Education Program Associate in WestEd’s Early Childhood Intervention, Mental Health and Inclusion content area. Additionally, Nelson supports technical assistance activities for the Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting (CIFR) as a Part C technical assistance liaison.
Nelson’s background is in occupational therapy with specialty certifications in child development and assessment, Sensory Integration, Early Intervention, and family engagement. She has worked in special education and related fields for almost 25 years in state and local agencies in North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts and is a parent of children with a history of special needs. Nelson coordinated the State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) and served as the 619 coordinator for Massachusetts. She has a wealth of experience in developing and leading professional development activities. She coordinated and designed data collection and improvement activities for Massachusetts related to the State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR). She came to WestEd after having been the early childhood special education coordinator for a local district in MA.
Nelson holds a post-professional Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Temple University.
Contact Meg Nelson at [email protected].