Meet the Author
Marsha Diaz has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Maryland and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from West Virginia University.  Her teaching career includes elementary, middle, and high school with students with a wide array of exceptionalities.  She has taught students in self-contained and inclusive settings as well as providing resource room support.  Her experiences in diagnostic testing of students to determine eligibility for special education services is extensive.  As a special education teacher, she became skilled in writing data-driven IEPs compliant with IDEA.

She has 25 years experience working in the field of special education with extensive knowledge of special education law and compliance.  In addition, she has taught as adjunct faculty for Shepherd College in West Virginia and for the College of Notre Dame in Maryland. 

Currently, Ms. Diaz works as a special education compliance specialist, training special education teachers and facilitators in developing compliant IEPs that focus on students’ needs.  She conducts site visits to monitor files for special education compliance, assists in the development of plans of action to address compliance issues, and provide follow-up support.  Through staff development, she works with special education teams providing technical support and training them to problem solve and work for resolution of concerns while fostering cooperative teams.
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Developing and Managing Complaint IEPs