Ingrid creates magic as an education director, teacher, mom, friend, liaison, and advocate for people with disabilities.
Ingrid lives in Greenfield, Massachusetts, and was nominated by her former team member, Viva Babe Jenny. Jenny says, “I met Ingrid when she was my boss (principal/director) of a therapeutic school for kids with diverging special needs that ranged from mental health, learning disabilities, and major trauma that impacted their ability to learn in a regular public school setting. Ingrid made magic happen with young people and the staff that worked with her. With young people who were in and out of juvenile detention centers, bouncing around foster care, and generally experiencing oppression in every sector of their lives, Ingrid unlocked the ability to teach them how to empower themselves and teach others how to do the same.”
Ingrid inspires others to be the best versions of themselves. “While I was her social worker I learned from her the power of a relationship to transform someone’s life,” Jenny says. “Ingrid has been bringing her magic to friends, family, students, and anyone she encounters for 27-plus years. While raising her own two children she also started working for and overseeing a program that advocates for parents and students who have special needs. She is a superstar and defines awesome!”