Lisa Y. Johnson-Collins, Director of Education Through Engagement, LLC and Learning Through Engagement  and a public high school teacher in California, has complementary skills in education and child development. Lisa has fifteen years of experience in special education classrooms. Lisa also has worked in the field of social work, assisting children and families. She has a master’s degree in special education, a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and is a credentialed teacher in both special and general education, kindergarten through high school. She has taught children with, among other things, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism, and mental retardation, as well as children in general education classes. Lisa has also studied in the field of child development as it relates to children’s education, having completed the requirements for certification in DIR (Developmental Individual- differences Relationship Model/Floortime) in the area of Special Education from the Interdisciplinary of Council of Developmental and Learning Disorders (ICDL).