Innovating Special Education

We have designed a model to cultivate an environment where students achieve their dreams and become active members of their communities.

Igniting the future for students of different abilities!

Message from the Founder

I aim to equip students with the necessary skills to become active community participants. I want to see students working across different industries in a workforce that welcomes people with disabilities. I desire for them to have jobs that provide them with the ability to support themselves and live independently. True inclusion is a community where people with disabilities are part of it and not at the margins—a community where they work in government and private industries. A community where they work, socialize, and live their best life.

I treat every student as if they are my child and my goal is to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities.


Innovating special education services in school systems to improve outcomes for students with disabilities by providing evidence-based direct services to children and building the capacity of families by consulting, training, and facilitating workshops.


Take Flight aims to capacitate school systems to deliver sustainable, quality, and effective programming across the continuum for students with disabilities. And to empower families through increased education and awareness to help them navigate special education.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Lucy Cora Nazario, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA

Founder and CEO

Lucy studied Business Administration and believed that would be her career. However, her life changed significantly after having her first child. Her son began to have behavioral difficulties at a young age. Helping her child became Lucy’s primary focus. By first grade her son was being evaluated for special education services and was found eligible. After being a stay-at-home mom for 4 years and going through a difficult divorce she began searching for a job. Her experiences with her son opened the door to work at a school for students with autism and other disabilities. Once there, Lucy realized she found her calling—her passion. Now, Lucy has a Master’s in Special Education, a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Lucy is a champion of students with unique learning needs. She begins each day with the goal of making children’s lives better. She wants them to be part of the community and to live independently. Lucy’s ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities.

Mali Phonpadith


Mali Phonpadith is the Founder and CEO of SOAR Community Network (SCN), Certified Talent Optimization Leader, Diversity & Inclusion certified consultant, TEDx Speaker and #1 International Bestselling Author. Her firm helps organizational leaders map their strategic priorities and build C3 cultures where Compassionate leaders thrive, Cohesive teams drive results and employees Collaborate and innovate effectively. She is the Cofounder of SOAR Nebula, a global resource hub for transcendent leaders. Mali is also the DC Chapter Director for the Association for Enterprise Growth (AEG) and serves in numerous roles to support organizations like the Lao Heritage Foundation, Catalogue for Philanthropy, Latino Economic Development Center, Din Din and Connectpreneur.

Victor Cora Nazario


Originally from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, Victor started his career as an Airman in the Air Force as a Network Administrator for the Andrews Office Network. He then moved on to work as a Senior Network Administrator for government contractors, software development, construction and a non-profit organization. His consulting career started by creating a Managed Services Provider that specialized in supporting small to mid-sized companies by managing their IT function. His duties enabled him to develop technicians, create engagements, handle billing and the relationship with clients and prospects with the goal of growing the IT services practice. His work included planning, budgeting, vendor and IT Department management.

Now Victor works with clients to ensure that their Culture is aligned with their purpose and values. This work includes strategic mapping, running behavioral strength workshops, objective mapping retreats and deploying ideation campaigns. Victor has certifications in ITIL, Talent Optimization and is fluent in Spanish and English.