Dr. Troy Gonzales began his career as a middle school special educator in Denver Public Schools (DPS). He worked with DPS for seven years, finishing his time as a specialist, working with general and special educators to develop meaningful team teaching relationships.
From DPS, Troy moved to the Republic of Panama and served as the resource coordinator for the special education program. After his tenure in Panama, he took a job as an equity specialist in Minnesota. While working as an equity specialist, he began serving as an adjunct professor for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.
Troy was hired to serve as the program director for the Master of Arts in Special Education in 2011. During his time at Saint Mary's, he worked with Stanford University in benchmarking the edTPA for Special Education, and he has served with Pearson as a scoring supervisor for the edTPA. Some of his most recent work includes serving as a reviewer for the Minnesota Board of Teaching (BOT) for new special education programs across the state, and presenting at the national Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference.
Currently, Troy is serving as a special educator and teacher coach for Denver Public Schools. He is excited to be back in the classroom working with learners who receive special education and related services for SLD and EBD. He teaches modified geometry and algebra to 9-12 learners.