Mindy comes to Veritas Collaborative with a passion for working with students. She was our original Education Coordinator and has developed our academic programming since we opened in 2012. Mindy manages the education departments in our facilities and is dedicated to providing individualized education services to meet the unique needs of each patient during treatment.
Mindy taught middle school, high school, and community college English in California and North Carolina. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English at San Diego State University and completed graduate coursework in education at East Carolina University and Duke University. In 2012, she earned a specialized certification in teaching academically and intellectually gifted students through Duke University, and in 2014, Mindy became a National Board Certified Teacher in Exceptional Needs/Gifted and Talented.
At Veritas Collaborative, Mindy and the Education Department work with an adolescent patient’s home school to enable a continuation of academic progress. The main goal is to set the framework for a smooth transition back to the student’s home school. The education team is excited to get to know each of our patients and create a nurturing environment for them to continue learning through treatment. They also work with adult patients assisting with college deferments, college and career planning and enrichment activities while the patient is in treatment.
Mindy is a native of Southern California.