Lisa Carelli-Lang is a non-attorney advocate that has held administrative positions in special education for over 20 years. She is a fierce advocate for children.
Lisa is a member of COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates) and has extensive knowledge about matters involving IDEA, Section 504, and the ADA. She has served as an expert witness in Due Process proceedings.
Ms. Carelli-Lang has provided instruction for special education students in integrated classrooms, Life Skills classrooms, self-contained classrooms, and Resource Room classes in New York State.
She has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Education from Buffalo State College. She is certified in Art Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education. Additionally, Ms. Carelli-Lang has a Professional Diploma from Long Island University CW Post and is certified for School Administrator and Supervisor as well as School District Administrator.
Lisa became a certified special education advocate through the PELE (Parents Engaged for Learning Equality) clinic at William & Mary Law Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA).
Lisa lives in Richmond, Texas, with her husband, Jim, of 38 years. She is the proud mother of two young adults, Jake and Mary, and two precious puppies, Sally and Sadie.
Her hobbies include drawing, cooking, reading, and traveling. She is passionate about building programs for students with special needs that will allow them to become productive, independent, and happy adults.
Upon relocating to Texas from New York, Ms. Carelli-Lang attained certification through TEA in the areas of Art Education, Core Subjects, Special Education, Pedagogy, and Professional Responsibility and Principles.