Pay close attention if you’re interested in:


  • Working a school-based job that you love
  • Being incredibly effective at what you do
  • Maintaining an excellent work-life balance
  • Having dependable, evidence-based resources to inform your assessments and interventions
  • A supportive community of other school-based OTs to learn with and from
  • Guidance for starting or rejuvenating your career as a school-based OT
  • Clearly understanding of OTs role in the educational system and how to best manage your situation

If you're frustrated with...

  • walking out of IEP meetings wondering what just happened in there…
  • ever-increasing caseloads with the paperwork to match...
  • providing effective services in a distance learning or hybrid model...
  • re-writing the same goals year after year and your kids aren’t making meaningful progress…
  • performing “interventions” that could be done by a paraprofessional…
  • colleagues who don’t understand or respect your specialized knowledge…
  • spending all of your time typing up reports and not ACTUALLY helping kids…
  • being the “fine motor therapist…”
  • …or even worse, the “handwriting teacher...” 
  • not getting carryover from students, teachers, and families...

...then this is the program for you.



dy·nam·ic

1. characterized by constant change, activity, or progress.

2. positive in attitude and full of energy and new ideas.

When you join The Dynamic School OT Coalition, you will learn:


  • how to figure out how much service time to recommend for any type of student.
  • what to do when your caseload is unmanageable.
  • how to effectively document in this setting and do it in a way that doesn’t take up hours of your day.
  • how to write legally defensible evaluations...
  • ...and how to actually deal with those attorneys at the IEP meeting! 
  • what should actually happen at an IEP meeting in the first place. 
  • how to address goals that are collaborative, relevant, and most importantly, meaningful to the student.
  • how to serve students through emerging models of practice, such as distance learning and teletherapy.
  • how to deal with challenging situations like disagreements at an IEP meeting, or getting funding for important equipment.
  • ...and so much more.


As a Dynamic School OT, you will become someone who...


...is flexible, rolls with the punches, but never compromises your values.

...knows the importance of evidence-based practice and incorporates it into your treatment wherever you can.

...uses your critical thinking and clinical reasoning to be the best therapist you can be for your students.

...confidently collaborates with teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, and parents to make meaningful change.

...has a curious spirit and isn't afraid to ask "Why?"

...is on the cutting-edge of new models of practice, intervention techniques, and legislation.

...isn't afraid to speak up in order to make systems-wide change.

...values your work/life balance and knows when it is okay to say "no."

...doesn't settle for "good enough" and has the drive to constantly grow and progress.

But trust me, it didn't start out this way for me.

I had worked in outpatient pediatrics for 2 years before I accepted my first travel job in the school system.


I said my goodbyes, packed up my life into a hatchback, and moved across the country to a rural town in Northern California where I was the only school-based OT.




And I felt so alone.


I called my friend from grad school until she was sick of hearing my voice. I spent hours scrolling Facebook groups trying to soak in all of the knowledge. I looked up research, best practices, and took CEUs until my brain was overloaded.


Even with experience in outpatient pediatrics (and early intervention!), school-based practice felt SO different. The interventions looked similar, sure. But everything else - the documentation, the laws, the systems –  felt so alien to me.


I was lucky to be in a supportive district full of people who wanted to help me become a good school OT. But since they weren’t OTs, they didn’t really know how. While I still learned a lot from them, I spent a lot of time wishing for something or someone that would give me all the answers. Or at least some guidance.


Instead, I spent a good chunk of my free time working on becoming the best school OT that I could be. And those habits continued to the next district I worked for. And the next.


Now, after working for several districts across multiple states, I feel incredibly confident in my school-based practice. I feel secure in the decisions I make, the evaluations I write, and the services I recommend. I can truly say that I love my job and I’m proud of the work that I do. 


But it’s not enough for me to feel this way. I want EVERY school OT to feel like they are an expert at what they do. 


And the truth is, you probably are! You might just need some help getting there. 


But that help doesn’t have to take the form of exhausting yourself by spending 5-10 hours of your week –  on top of your actual work! –  wading through all of the noise online.



Instead, what if you had curated mentorship + community that addressed all of the topics that you’re struggling with?





I've got happy news for you, friend. This is exactly you'll get with The Dynamic School OT Coalition.


This is not just your typical program based on intervention strategies. And it's also not based on lofty theories that don't actually relate to your day-to-day. This is a mentorship program and community created by a school-based OT who is right there in the trenches alongside you and wants all school OTs to feel confident and knowledgeable about what they do.



Because when we all do better, our profession does better. Our schools do better. Our KIDS do better. 


I created this program because I am truly passionate about school-based OT. I love this job and I have trouble seeing myself ever doing anything else. I choose this job over and over again each time I sign a new travel contract.


And it is my mission for every other school OT to feel that passion as well. We have the potential to make SO much difference, but we can’t do so unless we are assertive and confident in what we do. 


And I’m guessing that despite any difficulties you might currently be facing, you probably feel the same as I do. I don’t think I’ve ever met a school OT who didn’t love the root of their job  helping kids. And I would bet a lot of money that you’re probably pretty dang good at that part of the job.

When all is said and done, your kids need a therapist that does more than just bringing a fun craft to a session.

They need the OT who will get the funding for the necessary equipment. They need the OT who will advocate on their behalf at meetings. They need the OT that will prepare the paraprofessionals that work with them every day. They need the OT that they will never meet in person, but taught their teacher how to celebrate kids with attention differences. 



They need YOU - A Dynamic School OT.

Here's what you'll get when you enroll:

  • Weekly live video coaching calls for school-based OTs who want that extra accountability, guidance, and connection in improving their practice
  • Detailed Q&A sessions
  • Exclusive resources and templates only available in The Coalition
  • Opportunity to bring your current situations to the group as a “case study” in order to receive feedback from me and a community of like-minded OTs
  • Exclusive + Private Facebook group to ask questions as they come up + connect with other OTs who are serious about mastering school-based practice


You’ll get all of these incredible perks for $99 a month.


About your instructor:



Hi, I’m Devon.


When I was 16 years old, like many people, I had never heard of occupational therapy. But I knew I wanted to do something that helped people, and I had always valued independence. So when OT was described to me on a college visit, I knew I was hearing about my future career.

Now, I've had the pleasure of dipping my toes into most OT settings, but pediatrics has always had my heart. So when the opportunity came to become a travel therapist and work in the school system, I jumped at it.

Little did I know that I was about to be thrown into some of the most stressful, overwhelming, and passionate years of my life. Eventually, I realized that I couldn't let this passion serve me and my students alone – it was something I had to share with people.

That's why I created The Dynamic School OT Coalition. This program is the synthesis of hundreds of hours of practice in this setting combined with a lot of sweat, grit, and tears. It's everything I wish I had when I first started in this setting, and I can't wait to see how it revolutionizes your practice.

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FAQ


Who is The Dynamic School OT Coalition for?

The Coalition is for occupational therapists who are practicing or would like to practice in the U.S. school system. OTAs will find much of this content relevant as well. The Dynamic School OT Coalition is ONLY available to current students or alumni of The Dynamic School OT Self-Paced Course.

What is the difference between The Dynamic School OT Coalition and The Dynamic School OT Course?

The Coalition is for alumni/current students of the self-paced course. It adds live coaching calls, more opportunities for Q&A, a private community, and exclusive resources that can only be found in The Coalition.

Is this program only for therapists who are new to the school system?

No! While this is an excellent primer for any therapist brand new to the school system, it's also full of great resources for OTPs who have been doing this for a while. Many OTs who have been working in the schools for over 10 or even 15 years have enrolled in the program and loved it. No matter how long you've been in the schools, if you feel that something is holding you back from being more efficient, effective, and confident in your practice, then this program is a great fit for you.

Can students enroll in this program?

Yes, absolutely! This program will cover topics that your university's class likely won't touch, and will be relevant for any student who would like to go into this setting after they graduate. Plus, you'll find immense networking benefits in the community. It's a great thing to put on your resume when applying for that first job!

Is this program approved for CEUs?

The Dynamic School OT is an AOTA Approved Provider for the Self-Paced Course. No additional CEU certificate is granted by signing up for The Coalition, however, you may be able to utilize your time spent in the program to meet continuing education requirements for state or national registration. Please review your entity's continuing education guidelines to see if participating in a professional study/mentorship group may satisfy your continuing education requirements.

If you are outside of the US, this program may count for CEU credit for you as well. Please email me at [email protected] if you have any questions.

When and where does the program take place?

The group coaching calls take place every Monday at 4 pm Pacific. If you're ever unable to attend the call, you'll be able to view the recording + ask any follow-up questions!

The rest of the material is self-paced and able to be accessed at your convenience.

How often is the Coalition open for enrollment?

The Coalition is open for enrollment on a continual basis. If you are a current student or alumni of The Dynamic School OT Self-Paced Course, you can sign up at any time. You will find a sign-up link inside the self-paced course, or you're welcome to email me at [email protected] and I'll help you get signed up!

Can practitioners outside of the U.S. benefit from this program?

Yes, with the caveat that much of this program is based on the special education system in the U.S. If you're working in schools in a different country, the content on intervention, creating systems, and assistive technology will likely still be relevant to you, but some of the other material about laws and regulations in the U.S. won't be. If you're on the fence, shoot me an email at [email protected] and I can help you decide if this would be helpful in your country.

Are scholarships available?

Yes! Limited, sliding scale scholarships are available for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) practitioners who are working in high-needs schools (such as Title 1). If this sounds like you, please message me with some details about your situation at [email protected].

How do I request accommodations for special needs?

Email me at [email protected] to discuss your needs before registering and I will work with you to provide needed accommodations per the ADA.

What age groups/diagnoses does the program cover?

This program will be relevant for therapists who are working with preschoolers all the way to 21+ post-secondary students. It is also applicable to therapists working with a variety of diagnoses commonly seen in the school system, such as autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, ADHD, developmental delay, etc. If you're not sure if this program will be relevant to your current position/caseload, message me at [email protected] and I'd be happy to answer!

Is there an installment plan available?

Currently, there is no installment plan available for The Dynamic School OT Coalition. Students can sign up at $99 a month and cancel at any time.

What is the refund policy?

No refunds are available for The Coalition. However, you are welcome to cancel your subscription at any time, no questions asked.

Is group pricing available?

Yes! If your entire department would like to enroll in this program, please email me with the number of therapists interested and I will send you a group price. You can email me at [email protected].

How can I contact you?

Shoot me an email at [email protected] and I'd be happy to answer any questions that aren't listed here!