Transition Curriculum LLC was founded by dedicated transition educators and vocational rehabilitation professionals. Our experience with preparing students for life after graduation compelled us to develop the NextUp Program.
Our goal is simple:
Equip an unlimited number of students with the transition training they need to achieve employment success and accomplish independent living goals.
Provide teachers with resources to seamlessly integrate innovative transition curriculum into each Individualized Education Program (IEP).
NextUp can help improve results and help prepare students for employment success in a fun and engaging way.
With his new media expertise, Corey Fineran is a pioneer in vocational rehabilitation. Corey has ten years of experience in educating and training transition-age youth, implementing his award nominated new media skills to deliver pre-employment and on-the-job skills.
Corey is a 2-time Podcast Award finalist and an Illinois Transition Specialist of the Year finalist. He has shared his knowledge of educating through new media at conferences across the country. Corey also sits on the executive committee of the Quad Cities Transition Planning Committee.
Corey is a graduate of Augustana College. He lives with his wife and two daughters outside Galesburg, IL. In his free time, he enjoys watching the Chicago Cubs, coaching youth baseball and raising backyard chickens.
Eight years ago, Lindsay Zerull volunteered to take over her high school’s transition program.
With no prior experience in transition or vocational rehabilitation, she created a model program that has been recognized at the state level for creative training experiences and remarkable community employment.
Lindsay earned her undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University and holds a Master’s Degree in Teacher Leadership from St. Xavier. She resides in Moline, IL with her husband and two children.
Tawny Fineran’s award-nominated new media production experience makes her a great addition to the Transition Curriculum LLC team. With over 10 years of experience in Human Resources, she is excited to expand and share her HR and new media expertise.
Tawny graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University, Long Beach. A native Californian transplanted in the Midwest, Tawny lives outside Galesburg, IL with her family. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Corey has a good way of articulating job seeking skills so everyone in class can understand them.
My students ask to use computers during their free time to explore these video lessons.
Our class loves the video lessons. They are helpful and clear. The closed captioning is wonderful and students are really interested in the content.