The Kelberman Center is pleased to welcome Crystal Hilts, MSEd to the role of Director of Transition and Vocational Services. Hilts joins the Kelberman Center after two years as a Regional Vocational Rehabilitation Community Educational Specialist through the NYS Education Department.
Hilts has been active in the field of education and training development for twelve years. Her experience includes teaching students with disabilities, program development, youth in transition, skill training, and promoting community partners as collaborators in the Central New York region.
In her new role at the Kelberman Center, Hilts will focus on developing programs for young adults as they graduate from high school and move into vocational settings or secondary education institutes. She will use her experience coordinating secondary programs on college campuses, using peer mentoring and evidence-based data-driven instruction to improve students’ post-school outcomes.