Phone: (815) 407-5186

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Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Education, Illinois State University (LBS 1) MS In Reading Specialist, Olivet Nazarene University

Mrs. Laura Bargas

I began teaching at Romoeville High School in August 2003 as a member of the Special Education Department. During my early years at RHS, I was responsible for teaching self contained academic classes, one of those classes being Employability Skills.  I supervised students with Individual Education Plans (IEP) in the Work Experience program, moniotoring their work performnace at both non-paid and paid positions in the community. In additon to my classroom respoinsibilities, I acted as Transition Specialist, assisting case managers in developing realistic Transition Plans for students on their case load.  In 2010, my duties shifted solely to transition.

As Transition Specialist, I assist students and case managers with: completing career exploration andf transition assessments, developing transition goals (Education, Employment and Independent Living) for post-secondary, coordinating agency linkages and supports, linking students to post-secondary education disability supports, preparing student for employment (interviewing, resume development, etc...) and remediatimg areas so student can reach their independent living goals.

I am a member of: Valley View's Transition Committee, College and Career Readiniess Committee, Will Grundy Transition Planning Committee and Romeoville Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.  I was previously a member of the Bolingbrook - Romeoville Kiwanis International Organization and Aktion Club.

I reveived my Bachelor of Science  Degree in Special Education at Illinois State University (Special Education: Learning Disability and Behavior Disorders / LBS 1) and my Master's Degree as a Reading Specialist at Olivet Nazarene University.  I have also completed additional coursework at: University of South Florida, Southern Illinois University and Prairie State College.

This is my 33rd year in education. Prior to teaching at Romeoville High School, I held teaching positions at: Minooka High School (Minooka, Illinois), Land O' Lakes High School (Land O' Lakes, Florida) and East Capitol High School (Wheeling, Illinois).