About Aim Learning Center
Aim Learning Center, LLC, is a private learning center located in southwest Arvada. It started in the summer of 2017 with the goal of bringing the most effective learning environment to students, especially those who have struggled in traditional school programs or who have diagnosed disabilities.
Mia Coffing, Founder
Mia Coffing, M.Ed., BCBA, has been researching, teaching, and consulting in the field of special education for 15 years. She taught reading and math in both resource room and inclusion formats, designed school-wide positive behavior support plans, developed, administered, and supervised home and school ABA programs for children with autism, and consulted to school districts, teachers, and families in 6 different states. Coffing is excited to expand her services for students and school districts in metro Denver, where she has lived and worked for the past 7 years.
Coffing attended Dartmouth College for her undergraduate degree and Vanderbilt University for a masters in Special Education. In addition to her experience thus far, she has visited schools and learning centers across the country who use the applications of applied behavior analysis in their teaching. She has also trained at Haugland Learning Center in Columbus, OH, a successful replication of Morningside Academy in Seattle.
Coffing is dedicated to providing the best teaching services to her students and helping parents navigate the special education world. She is active in her community and lives in Arvada with her family.
Michelle Minard, M.Ed., has been working with children with unique learning needs for 22 years. She has worked with students ages 2-12 years old in the public school setting. In the different positions she has held, she has provided direct services to students, professional development to staff members, and parent training. In addition to her public school experience, she has worked privately for Lindamood-Bell. Minard has completed her coursework for her behavior analysis certificate and will sit for the BCBA exam in November.
Minard attended Eastern Illinois University for her undergraduate degree in Special Education and National Louis University for a masters in Early Childhood Education. Most recently she attended Arizona State University for a masters in Applied Behavior Analysis. Minard is passionate about education and using the skills she has acquired to improve the lives of all people, especially children who may learn differently. She currently resides in Denver, CO with her husband and loves to explore all that Colorado has to offer.
Katie Malloy, M.Ed, ECSE, has been teaching within the special education field for 6 years. She currently works in an inclusive preschool setting for students between the ages 3-5 years old in Denver Public Schools. She has worked with a variety of students with special needs including Prader-Willi Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, and overall developmental delays. Malloy is passionate about creating an environment that responds to the unique needs of each of her students that allows them to flourish.
Malloy attended Springfield College in western Massachusetts where she earned her undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies with a focus in Medical Needs. She pursued her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Denver and then became a licensed Early Childhood Special Education Specialist. Currently, Malloy is completing her coursework to sit for her Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her husband and dog, doing yoga, meditating, and weight lifting.