alicia virgilioJob Developer & Coach

Alicia Sherman is the newest Job Developer/Coach at Horizons School. She will be working with the students to assess and develop their marketable career skills, assist them in finding compatible internships and paid employment opportunities, and supporting them along their path to independence.

Alicia received her BA from Columbia College Chicago and went on to work for over five years in wholesale insurance.  During these years, her volunteer work with a Chicago non-profit is what made her interested in working with individuals with disabilities as a full-time career. After moving to Birmingham, she began work with Triumph Services as a Job Coach and was soon promoted to Employment Program Coordinator.  She was a break-out speaker at the 2015 AL-APSE conference and presented to fellow Employment Professionals on what to do when they felt as though they had hit a road block. She is passionate about increasing her knowledge in the field and is excited to learn more from the Horizons staff, as well as the students!

Alicia is a podcast fan who enjoys watching documentaries, trying new food, and being outdoors with her family and pets. Originally from Chicago, she is enjoying getting to know Birmingham and meeting new people in the community every day!