The education law firm of Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC, is pleased to announce the addition of Kimberly (“Kim”) Culver, a school psychologist, to its staff. Kim earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology, May 1997, a Masters in Human Exceptionality (M.Ed.) in School Psychology, May 1999, and an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in School Psychology, December 2000. She is currently a candidate for Juris Doctorate from Phoenix School of Law in December 2012. Kim’s experience as a school psychologist conducting psychoeducational evaluations spans 12 years. Prior to her employment with public school districts and private schools, she was a supervisor at a juvenile detention center. More recently, in her capacity as a law student, Kim interned at the Office of the Legal Defender in its juvenile dependency section. With her first-hand knowledge expertise in psychological assessments and serving as the school member of Multidisciplinary Education Teams and Individual Education Program (IEP) teams for schools and school districts, and the “individual who can interpret the instructional implications of evaluation results,” Kim brings a wealth of experience and insight to our work.
Kim is a welcome addition to the firm’s attorneys; Lori Kirsch-Goodwin who is the mom of a teenager with special needs, Hope Kirsch is a former special education teacher, and Courtney Fligeltaub focuses her practice on students at the post-secondary school level.
Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch advises and represents students and their families in disputes with public, charter and private schools, from pre-school through graduate school in matters arising under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the ADA, or concerning discipline, bullying, restraint and seclusion.