Jessica Keefhaver, M.S.Ed.

Program/Academic Coordinator
Jessica Keefhaver


Jessica Keefhaver provides program management and academic coordination services for the Path to Independence (P2I) program. P2I provides an inclusive college experience for students with intellectual disabilities, culminating in a certificate after completing the 2-year program. Students in the P2I program are enrolled in university courses aligned with their interests or career goals and attend program specific courses in academic success skills and independent living skills to support them as they transition to college life. Jessica works with university faculty, area school districts, educational coaches and other university students pursuing a minor in Developmental Disabilities or internships in related fields. If you are a university student interested in working with the Path to Independence program, contact Jessica about educational coaching or other opportunities.


Jessica believes in a diverse society that includes individuals with different abilities and experiences, and she seeks to learn from others at every opportunity. She has worked in special education since 2001 in a variety of roles, gaining valuable insight from experiences and individuals that has shaped her perspective and philosophy. A licensed educator, certified to teach in the general and special education settings, she holds a M.S. in Education, with a focus on Secondary Transition Services from the University of Kansas. She joined the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities in August of 2018. 


  • M.S., Education, University of Kansas