Meet the CMC Disability Services Coordinators
Debra Farmer, Steamboat Springs Campus
As the Disability Services Coordinator for the Steamboat Springs Campus, I assist students with a variety of support services. These are individualized in order to meet the needs of each student. The support a student receives, however, is based upon the documentation information about his/her disability. Since there are no special education classes separate from the regular courses that are offered, it is important that you meet with me on a regular basis so that I can help you be successful with your class work.
I am a native of Colorado and have worked in a variety of educational systems from preschool to college level with many different types of students with special needs. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Biology from the University of Colorado. I also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Metro State College, Denver, Colorado. I received my Masters Degree in Special Education from the University of Colorado.
Anne M. Moll Ed. D., Roaring Fork and Aspen Campuses
Our office serves the Roaring Fork (Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs at Spring Valley, Carbondale) and Aspen campuses. We are here to support students who have documented disabilities that affect their ability to access learning at CMC. Please feel free to contact me with questions you might have regarding your time at CMC.
I bring to CMC with a great deal of knowledge and expertise in the area of Disability Services. I earned dual certification in general education and special education for my bachelor’s, received a Masters in Special Education/Reading and a Doctorate in Educational Administration. My experience ranges from teaching in the K12 settings to developing and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses combining education and special education at Bellarmine University in Kentucky.
In addition to my teaching, I served as a statewide consultant in the disability field for Kentucky for 11 years. Additionally, I’ve worked as an independent Education Consultant since 1990 providing professional development on local, state, and national levels on federal laws related to disabilities, instructional design, grading practices, data collection, individualized education, as well as advocacy for students, teachers, administrators and parents.
Karin Mitchell, Breckenridge and Dillon Campuses
As the part time Disabilities Services Coordinator for the Summit Campus, I support students with disabilities in Dillon and Breckenridge. Whether students are new to college, returning after a hiatus, or transferring into CMC, I am happy to help students acquire the necessary documentation of their disability and develop accommodations to help students be successful in college.
I graduated from Saint Louis University with my bachelor’s in Education with a focus on Special Education and hold a Colorado K-12 teaching certificate in several areas. I have a master’s in Writing from Regis University. I began at CMC as a student, taking Avalanche and Spanish courses out of interest, and moved on to become a writing tutor during my master’s program. Then I taught ESL, GED, and Comp I&II at CMC before becoming the Disabilities Services Coordinator. I published a book called Between Families, the first in a series, and launched the book through CMC’s Speaker Series. I love reading, writing, skiing, running, and playing soccer.
I encourage students to contact me before they begin classes each semester if they need accommodations or other supports to be successful. We can discuss their concerns, determine their eligibility for accommodations based upon the documentation they provide, and get these supports in place early in the semester.
Libby Neal, MA, LPC, Rifle Campus
I am delighted to join Colorado Mountain College, Rifle campus, as the Disability Services Coordinator. I completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Art Studio from University of California at Santa Barbara, California and later earned a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology, with a specialization in Art Therapy, from Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado. Post graduate education found me completing Child and Adolescent Psychodynamic Psychotherapy training in a conjoint program between University of Colorado Psychiatric Health Sciences Center and Denver Psychoanalytic Society.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I’ve worked as a Primary Therapist, Art Therapist and Family Therapist for Denver Children’s Home, Colorado Children’s Home, Eating Disorder Center of Denver and Aurora Mental Health. Later, I served as Executive Clinical Director or Director of Clinical Services at Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders, Remuda Ranch Center for Eating Disorders, and The Hearth Center for Eating Disorders. Currently, I have a clinical practice specializing in eating disorders and trauma.
In my free time I can usually be found riding my horse Sweetie, with my cattle dogs, Rowdy and Shiloh close behind.