Position title: Florida Department of Education - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Saint Petersburg, FL
Conner Krattiger earned a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2020. During his time as a student, Conner assisted students with disabilities in the Madison Metropolitan School District and advocated for adults with disabilities through non-profit organizations and on-campus services. Following his time at UW-Madison, Conner relocated to Florida where he began work as a Case Manager for the Department of Children and Families serving children in the foster system, parents, and service providers to promote the goal of family reunification. While in this role, he noticed the severe need for additional resources to improve educational outcomes for children in the foster system, which sparked his interest in harnessing research and data to combat these disparities.
Currently, Conner works full-time in a dual capacity as a Rehabilitation Specialist for Vincent House, a non-profit organization that serves adults with disabilities, and as an Employment Specialist for the Florida Department of Education – Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. What Conner loves most about what he does is witnessing the positive progression of his clients towards their education and employment goals and celebrating the small wins along the journey with them. Moving forward, it is his goal to continue advocating for students in the foster system and adults with disabilities by developing his skillset in the Learning Analytics Master’s Program and focusing on research that promotes higher educational outcomes for these populations of interest.