Dr. Mike Mallee is a career educator with 33+ years of experience in the field of Special Education.
Dr. Mike has taught autistic support, emotional support, and learning support students. He uses an eclectic approach to teaching by incorporating ABA, TEEACH, and DIR methodologies. Dr. Mike uses music to convey academic skills for his students. Music coordinates all the areas of the brain. The music gains the students attention and keeps it.
Friends in Education Foundation Teacher of the Year Award and the DCIU Commitment to Education Award in 2006.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from the University of Dayton, a Master of Science in Special Education from the Pennsylvania State University, a Supervisorial Certificate in Special Education, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Innovation and Leadership from Wilmington University. He has also earned certificates in the TEEACH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped CHildren), ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis), and training in DIR®/Floortime™ (Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based) Model.
Dr. Mike has been written up in various publications such as The County Times, The Inquirer, The Garnet Valley Press, The Billings Gazette, and The Munich News. Dr. Mike is a member of the National Education Association (NEA), the Autism Society (AS), the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).