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About Randi Rentz

Randi RentzRandi Rentz is an Asperger’s Support Teacher with a unique program.

Randi Rentz is a special educator who has worked with the Marple Newtown School District since 1994. She received her master's degree in special education from Johns Hopkins University in 1993 and is currently enrolled at St. Joseph's University where she is working toward a dual degree in the supervisory of special education and her principal's certificate.

Randi Rentz, B.S., M.S. has outstanding credentials as an Asperger’s Support Teacher, Learning Support Teacher and a consultant.

She understands how to create success with individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome and truly understands the importance of accepting people with differences. She can help you too! This web site is a guide for parents, professionals, paraprofessionals, doctors, psychologists, support groups and people diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.

As an Asperger's support teacher, she has designed a social skills curriculum (researched-based) and all program components, including communication, language, and sensory strategies. She has also implemented, designed, and facilitated behavior management programs, documentation/recording of objectives, and academic interventions (all individualized).

She has coordinated and presented workshops in conjunction with the Delaware County Intermediate Unit to the Marple Newtown School District on Asperger's/Autism, behavior management, sensory integration, specially designed instruction, and education.

Ms. Rentz was recently profiled in the Educator Spotlight section in the Philadelphia Inquirer. She was also featured in Main Line Today Magazine. In addition, Ms. Rentz has appeared on several news segments within the Philadelphia area with her students as well as a children’s news magazine show called Fast Forward.

Ms. Rentz developed a newscast for children with Asperger’s Syndrome which modulates behavior, develops social and communication skills, and turns many of their differences into strengths.

She is a member of the Delaware County Autism Collaborative, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and Asperger Syndrome Information Alliance for Southeastern, PA.

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Ms. Rentz also presented at The National Autism Conference at Penn State University in August 2007.

Visit her class page at Worrall Elementary School

 

 

Testimonials

    Tracy Davidson of NBC10 News
    Anchor, Consumer Reporter
    Vlog link http://video.nbc10.com/player/?id=182803

    Great story on all of the wonderful work you do :-)  Nice to see people who work hard get the recognition they deserve

      Ruth Gail Cohen
      Loomis Elementary School

    It was a great article in Main Line Today & you can be sure that I will share it with my colleagues & supervisors.

      Marcia Conston
      Speech/Language Therapist
      Colonial MIddle School
      PWHS

    We are so lucky to have [Randi] in our School District. The students with Asperger's are definitely blessed to have her as one of their teachers. She has so much knowledge and expertise in her field.

      Betty Wheaton

    I just wanted to write and compliment you on a terrific article in today's Philadelphia Inquirer. Your program sounds like a lot of fun and very helpful to the kids. Kudos to you for being such an innovator!

      Deirdre C. Wright
      President & Co-Founder
      ASCEND Group Inc., The Asperger Syndrome Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

    Great article, great job. It is about time your outstanding work was recognized, you deserve it.

      Bob McCormick
      LEA/MNHS
      Special Education Department Leader

    Thank you so much this is a wonderful program, Ms. Rentz runs, I am Jerry's mom and so happy he is involved in this program it has made a real difference in our lives. Thank you for reporting on this I believe more parents should know about this wonderful teacher.

      Beth Sullivan
      Student Parent

 

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