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Lavinia Gripentrog

Utah State Board of Education
Secondary Transition Specialist
State Board of Education
Lavinia Gripentrog has a rich history in the field of Transition and special education. She began her career supporting adults with developmental disabilities in employment and community settings for an adult provider in 1991. She then became a special education teacher for 21 years mainly focusing on transition aged students with developmental disabilities. She was the post-high school teacher and transition specialist for Murray School district for 12 years. Lavinia holds a master’s degree in special education from the University of Utah in significant disabilities and a master’s degree from Utah State University in Transition.
Lavinia currently serves as an Education Specialist for Secondary Transition at the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) – Special Education Section since 2017. Lavinia works with school district and charter school staff, representatives of agencies such as Vocational Rehabilitation and DSPD, parent groups, community and advocacy groups – any individual or group of individuals who work with and support transition-aged youth. Lavinia’s responsibilities include providing professional development and technical assistance to educators, administrators, families, and other state and community agencies regarding transition planning, agency collaboration, through a variety of mediums including onsite 1:1 visits, onsite training sessions, phone calls, email, webinar, or a state-level activity.