13 years with adults with special needs, and 12 years with kids with and without special needs. Special Education Teacher, Crossroads Center for Children, 2006 - present. Students gr 3-6, sometimes 7. Students with autism, and other disabilities. 2 years with pre-K students with autism and integrated neuro-typical peers. Special Ed TA with BHBL 200-2006, and pursued teaching degree/certs. Recreation Therapist, CTRS, Capital District Psych Center, Albany, NY 1998 - 2000. Director of Therapeutic Recreation, CTRS, Schuyler Ridge, Clifton Park, NY 1994-1998. Recreation Therapist, Art, CTRS, Manhattan Psych Center, NY,NY 1988-1993
Multi-modalities, hands-on and visual learning. Strong in ABA techniques and principles. Love my kids!
Phi Kappa Phi. Nancy Ashton Award.
MSED Childhood Education and Special Education, Sage Graduate School, Troy, NY MSED Therapeutic Recreation, Lehman College, Bronx, NY BA Graphic Art, Hunter College, NY,NY AA Studio Art, ACC, Glens Falls, NY
Wife (23 years:) and mother of twins - now almost 21! Which means, that I raised my boys while pursuing a career, and found myself changing careers to be a better mother to them. To teaching - which, it turns out, is making me a better me for me, for them, for hubby, and so on. Love teaching, love special ed., love the non-profit sector, and love ABA.