About Colleen Arnold and Arnold Advocacy

Colleen Arnold Arnold Advocacy special education

Colleen Arnold has worked as an education specialist (special education teacher) in Marin County for over ten years in both the nonpublic and public sector. She has her general education and special education teaching credentials, as well as her Master’s Degree from Dominican University.


Currently, Colleen is pursuing her Doctorate in Special Education at University of San Francisco. She is also a professor at Dominican University, with comprehensive teaching experience at the university level specializing in special education and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She teaches courses in behavior, curriculum, as well as assessment for future general education and special education teachers. Colleen has acted as a supervisor for new teachers, conducting classroom observations providing them with both feedback and support.

Colleen is also a curriculum consultant for Cypress School, a school specifically tailored for students with autism and other complex support needs with a focus on behavioral success and community engagement. Colleen works with Cypress to ensure students have access to high-quality reading instruction that has been individualized to fit their learning style.


Collectively, with her hands-on time in the classroom and through her extensive supervision of new educators, Colleen has become passionate about ensuring that families know their rights and are able to be active members of the Individualized Education Program team. She has worked with strong, collaborative IEP teams, and she feels that spreading this group approach across the Bay Area through Arnold Advocacy is critical to supporting families and ensuring that students with disabilities have strong advocates.

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