Kelly Ott, MEd, MHS, CCC-SLP, has over 20 years of experience in various roles as an administrator, regular educator, and speech-language pathologist. She has served students from preschool through high school with a wide range of regular education and special education needs. She is currently in private practice and contracts with public schools and is co-author of the book Smarter Steps Guide to Creating Smarter IEP Goals. Several national and state organizations have invited Kelly to present on higher order thinking skills, compliant IEP goals, and collaborative approaches to learning. Kelly’s diverse experiences have allowed her to serve in several roles on the IEP team and she brings these multiple perspectives to professional development trainings.