Brandi Shinn

Brandi Shinn

Above All Else, Inc.


Session Time and Location:

9:00 am – 10:00 am
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Thursday, July 27
Room 102


Certifications include: Elementary grades 1-6, Special Education prek-12, Middle School Social Studies, Curriculum Specialist, Elementary Principal, Secondary Principal, Autism Spectrum Disorders

Special Honors:
I received the honor of being selected as one of the “Twelve in 2012” by Sync magazine, which featured twelve citizens nominated as having the biggest impact on the Central Arkansas.

Professional Experience:
I have twelve years of classroom experience in Special Education, English, Social Skills Training and Behavior Modifications. I have received special training in the areas of Autism, Attachment Disorders, Bullying, Child Development, Developmentally Appropriate Behavior & Activities, Attention-Deficit Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Sensory Integration and many others.

Brandi and her staff provide a plethora of services to educational cooperatives, universities, school districts, state and nonprofit organizations, private agencies, individual families, and religious organizations across the state.

Personal Information:
I am the eldest of seven children. My parents were therapeutic foster parents for over 35 years. Because of my upbringing, I have extensive knowledge and experience in working with and loving children with special needs. I have worked closely with children of all ages and ability levels from birth to adulthood.

I reside in Greenbrier with my husband Kris, my 16 year old son Will, who is nonverbal and classified with severe autism, two daughters, Emma 17, and Kate 14, and 2 year old twins, Myracle & Chance

Brandi’s Session

Green Eyed Purple Headed Monster

Do you come into contact on a daily basis and sometimes multiple times a day with the Green Eyed Purple Headed Monster also known as “Hormone’s”. This workshop consists of practical life and classroom experiences on appropriately assessing, addressing, and intervening when “The Hormones” appear. Educators are often faced with helping students accept and accommodate their socio-sexual development and the issues associated within that development. The five stages of development will be discussed as well as strategies, interventions, and real life experiences. Participants will leave feeling confident about appropriately approaching the “un-discuss-ables” with their students and their parents. Every special education, counselor, administrator, therapist and parent should attend this workshop.

Learner Objectives:

  • Identify the five stages of development in both males and females
  • List the Who, What, When, Where , How of adolescences
  • Define the identifying skills needed for adulthood
  • Discuss ideas and tools to assist with the process
  • How to design spaces for teens