Charlene H. Wentland received her B.A. in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Special Education in Emotional Disturbance, both from the College of William and Mary. She has a state endorsement as a Positive Behavior Supports Facilitator in Virginia. Charlene has been a special education teacher, staff trainer, support staff and administrator in special education for over 20 years. Most recently she was an administrator at SECEP in Norfolk, VA. Charlene has received extensive leadership training in coaching and mentoring through the Santa Cruz New Teacher Center Program out of the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the director and owner of her own consulting business, Learning Solutions Consulting, Inc., specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Positive Behavior Supports. Charlene is an instructor at Centerstage Academy – Joy of Acting, specializing in drama classes for students with autism spectrum disorders.
Charlene supports the Newport News School Division in her work as a Technical Assistance Associate with the VCU ACE program. She also assists in support of the Hampton School Division.