Director of Transition and Vocational Services
Cindy VanAvery has been dedicated to helping students with special needs succeed for more than 16 years and has worked at the Northern Rhode Island Collaborative since 2011. Before becoming the Director of Transition and Vocational Services, Cindy worked with the Collaborative as a special educator, a grant writer, and a transition coordinator.
Cindy specializes in student transition to education and training, employment, and independent living. She has focused her career on designing innovative transition activities that address the diverse interests and needs of students, educators, and families.
She is a graduate of Providence College with a Master of Education in Counseling, as well as earning credentials in special education and special education administration. She resides in Warwick, Rhode Island.