|Sandy Keefe, MSN, RN Associate Director and Health Care Manager at Via West|
Our new Director is Leslie Davis. Leslie is originally from the San Jose area and has resided here her entire life. She loves the area – the people, the weather, the spirit, etc. Her undergraduate degree is from Santa Clara University in Spanish and History in the teacher waiver program. She started her career in teaching – ESL, Spanish, and SPED. She moved into counseling in the public and private sector doing job development for persons with disabilities. Having worked with both adults and children with disabilities, she then returned to school to gain her Master’s Degree in Rehabilitative Counseling and Special Education from San Jose State University. She opened her own practice following that and provided transition, social security disability, and workers compensation to adults with disabilities. Feeling the need to get back to the young ones, she returned to the public sector and worked as a Special Education Manager for a growing group of charter schools. These schools served minority children in grades K through 5. She is quite happy with the fact that she was able to establish an inclusive program serving all children of all of needs in this highly academic charter school setting. In all of her positions, she specialized in bringing social/life skills to all clients. She is thrilled to now be with Via Services as her beliefs completely mirror the mission of the organization. Leslie believes in lifelong learning for EVERYONE and feels that this position will allow her to serve both adults and children in the most beautiful setting. She is a hands on manager and is very excited to lead Via West in its’ next phase.
|Leslie Davis, Director of the Via West Campus|