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.
Sandi Conner, Leadville Campus
As Disability Services Coordinator at CMC’s easternmost campus and sites, I wish to welcome you to the web page for students with disabilities. I’m available to assist eligible students who have appropriate documentation with registration, the testing process, or any accommodation you may need in the classroom. It is CMC’s mission to facilitate a smooth transition from high school, a GED program, or another college/university setting or provide assistance to the older first-time student to ease the sometimes overwhelming entry process. The staff and faculty at CMC want you to have a successful educational experience during you time with us.
For any student, going off to college is a challenge. For the student who requires different support services, it is necessary to plan ahead more thoroughly. Please contact me as soon as possible so I can send you the Students with Disabilities enrollment packet, which includes these forms: application, internal release of information, external release of information, and the strengths and weaknesses survey. You will note from the Transition Guide, that appropriate documentation is required. Accommodations are individual and are based on the documentation received.
I received a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado, and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado. I am a licensed professional counselor and hold certification in various theory and practice modalities. Serving students with different needs in the college setting is a rewarding and sometimes challenging experience. Preparing for this task, I have attended conferences, sponsored by the Association of Higher Education and Disabilities (AHEAD), plus many workshops on the ADA in higher education. I look forward to meeting you. E-mail me if you have questions.
Anne M. Moll Ed. D., Roaring Fork, Rifle and Aspen Campuses
Our office serves the Roaring Fork (Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs at Spring Valley, Carbondale), Rifle, 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.
Sue O’Connor, Edwards
As the Disability Services Coordinator at the Edwards Campus, I work diligently to support and assist students who have documented disabilities. I work with many different types of students at our Edwards campus and cater to each student’s individualized needs. Some students are attending college for the first time while others are returning to college after taking a hiatus. Additionally, I support students with disabilities who take CMC classes in High School here in Eagle County.
A native of New York, I received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana and a Masters in Counseling from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. Prior to working at CMC, I worked in the Montgomery County, Maryland Public School System as a School Counselor. Since the majority of students I have worked closely with over the years have been students with disabilities, I have become passionate about this population. It is important to me that educational institutions uphold federal laws concerning equal access for students with disabilities. Working with the college population has been a new venture for me, and one which has proven to be exciting and rewarding.
Please contact me should you have a learning, medical or other disability which impacts your learning. I would be happy to register you with my office so that we can determine the best learning supports for you at Colorado Mountain College.