Maria Swanson holds a dual credential in both Multiple Subjects and Mild/Moderate education. She attended Capital University in her hometown state of Ohio. In addition, Maria recently received her Autism Authorization from Alliant University. Maria will be starting her Master’s program in the winter, in order to further her education in the field of special education. Maria has worked in the field of education for the past 7 years and has experience working with a variety of students of various backgrounds. She has been a part of the Port View Preparatory® team for several years. Maria says the best part about working at Port View Prep is the amazing students and facility. She loves seeing the kids grow both intellectually and socially every day. Maria is passionate about creating opportunities for the students to learn in a fun and welcoming setting. Maria feels she is lucky to work in such a supportive and caring environment. Maria enjoys spending time with her family, exploring new hiking trails and being outside.