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Simon Technology Center
PACER Center

8161 Normandale Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55437-1044
www.pacer.org/stc/
952-838-9000, Voice
952-838-0199, FAX

Bridget Gilormini
Director, Simon Technology Center

Bridget, Director of the Simon Technology Center, is a speech language pathologist by training and practiced for 9 years in the public schools providing speech and language therapy for students at all grade levels with a wide range of disabilities. Before coming to PACER she helped coordinate assistive technology services and trainings in the public schools. She has a master’s degree in communication disorders and extensive experience as an assistive technology specialist. She has been a member of the Minnesota State Assistive Technology Leadership Team since 2005. She presents on a wide range of topics at a state and national level. She provides leadership for all of the projects in the Simon Technology Center and directs the Technology Improves Kids’ Educational Success (TIKES) early childhood and assistive technology project. Bridget’s specialty areas include: early childhood, literacy, communication, universal design, mobile technology, mac technology and visual strategies.
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Elizabeth Barry
Assistive Technology Specialist

Elizabeth is an Early Childhood Assistive Technology Specialist in the Simon Technology Center. She holds a teaching license and master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education. Elizabeth contributes to the Technology to Improve Kids’ Educational Success (TIKES) project which works to use assistive technology to help improve outcomes for children from birth to five years of age. She provides assistive technology consultations, coaching, and workshops on a variety of early childhood topics for families and professionals. Previously, she worked with the Minnesota Reading Corps providing individualized early literacy instruction in an inclusive pre-kindergarten classroom. Elizabeth’s specialty areas include: technology, tools, and strategies related to early childhood and early literacy skills.
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Tara Bruss
Assistive Technology Specialist

Tara is an Assistive Technology Specialist in the Simon Technology Center and contributes to the Technology to Improve Kids’ Educational Success (TIKES) project. She has a degree in psychology and a background working with individuals with disabilities in their daily life settings. Tara provides a variety of services and assistance to individuals, parents, and professionals to increase awareness and capacity for assistive technology including consultations, trainings, in-services, workshops, and webinars. Tara’s specialty areas include: technology for reading, writing, math, organization tools and strategies, Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM), and topics related to assistive technology and post-secondary transition.
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Tina Hanson
Assistive Technology Specialist

Tina is an Assistive Technology Specialist in the Simon Technology Center. She coordinates the center’s lending library program. She also conducts AT consultations, in-services and workshops on a variety of topics. She also manages the Still Useful Products and Equipment Referral (SUPER) program. Before coming to PACER, Tina worked for the University of Minnesota where she created a community-based computer training program to help people build their computer skills. Tina’s specialty areas include: technology and resources for reading, writing, math and computer access.
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Terri Rosen
Assistive Technology Specialist

Terri is an Assistive Technology Specialist in the Simon Technology Center specializing in elementary education. Prior to coming to PACER, Terri gained a decade of experience working in public schools. Using skills from her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from St. Olaf College and the University of St. Thomas, she taught at both secondary and elementary levels and provided direct support to students with learning disabilities. Technology was an integral part of her instruction, both in delivery of lessons and in engaging students of all abilities through the use of iPads. Terri is passionate about literacy and helping students and families to work together with their educational professionals to ensure a student’s right to learn. In addition to providing assistive technology consultations, she currently leads Project KITE (Kids Included Through Technology are Enriched) to provide early childhood assistive technology training to teams in their own communities. Terri’s specialty areas include: technology to support literacy skills development and access, elementary math concepts, and high and low tech supports for students with attention and reading difficulties.
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Julie Herbers
Technology Lending Library Assistant

Julie has been an integral part of the STC technology lending library. Julie dedicates her time to numerous tasks to ensure a quality library experience for visitors. Growing up with a disability has given Julie a lifelong interest in assistive technology, which naturally lends itself to the care Julie gives to the library and its visitors.