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Academic Degrees


Ed.D.                           COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, Teachers College

Special Education — Cross Categorical/Administrative Certification

Dissertation Topic: Training Volunteers to Improve Reading Instruction for

Adults and Adolescents with Learning Disabilities


Ed.M.                           COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, Teachers College

Special Education — Instructional Practices


Certification                QUEENS COLLEGE (CCNY) and- ADELPHI UNIVERSITY

                                     Special Education


M.S.Ed.                        QUEENS COLLEGE (CCNY)

                                     Elementary Education


B.S.Ed                          ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY, School of Education

Elementary Education



 New York State          School District Administrator (SDA)

School Administrator/Supervisor (SAS)

Special Education


Common Branch Subjects — Grades K-6

New York City           Substitute Teacher/Common Branches — Grades K-6


Professional Experience

                               Associate Professor, Teacher Education, Touro College, Bay Shore, New York

·         Course taught:  Remediation of Reading Disabilities with Middle School Students

Associate Professor, Director, Teacher Education Program, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, New York

·         Responsible for 80 college students

·         Counseled these students on academic issues

·         Courses taught:

Children and Youth with Disabilities

                    Inclusive Teaching of Children and Youth with Disabilities

·         Increased Teacher Education students from 29 to 80

·         Established programs that drastically increased NYSTCE scores for students in the

Teacher Education Program

Director, Scholars Teacher Education Program (STEP), a Five Year BA/MA and BS/MA Childhood and Adolescent Education Program, School of Education, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York

·         Directed a program of 600 students who were completing a BA/BS and MA/MS in Childhood or Adolescent Education

·         Counseled 600 students on academic issues

·         Supervised 30 faculty members

·         Participated in the articulation meetings with Nassau Community College personnel

·         Hired and trained adjunct faculty

·         With peers, revisited STEP Masters in Special Education


Assistant Professor and Director of Special Education, Teacher Education Department, State University of New York, College at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, New York

·          Counseled 80 students on academic issues

·         Courses taught:

The Student with Learning Disabilities in the Mainstream Classroom

The Student with Mental Retardation: Overview, Theories and Practice

Curriculum and Materials for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities

 Foundations of Special Education: Areas of Exceptionality

Foundations of Education

·         Supervised undergraduate special education student teachers

·         Liaison to Westbury Public Schools, a New York State targeted minority district

·         Established an after-school tutorial at Dryden Street School, Westbury

·         Increased the number of undergraduate students in the Special Education Program from 11 to 80

·         Worked with Nassau BOCES to establish an adolescent special needs transition class at SUNY — College at Old Westbury


Nassau BOCES Inclusion Grant

      Sliver Grant Inclusion Training, Nassau BOCES Office of the Executive Director of Special Education, Westbury, New York

·         Planned training workshops and conferences on Inclusion

·         Secured professionals to present


       Trainer and Facilitator, Nassau BOCES Special Education Training Resource Center (SETRC), Wantagh, New York

·         Organized professionals and content of workshops including:

Dr. James Ysseldyke on accommodating the student with special needs

Dr Donald Deshler on teaching strategies for students with learning disabilities

Dr. Joseph Torgesen on phonemic awareness

·         Completed SETRC New York State Education reports for Nassau Administrative

      Leadership Training Academy (ALTA) for Nassau School District Administrators

·         Planned and organized the SETRC-based and teacher center course offerings

·         Wrote the SETRC Course Bulletin

·         Established collaboration between SETRC and 20 district-based teacher center

     programs and developed courses with these teacher centers

·         From 1996—1999, researched articles and wrote The ALTA Newsletter (Administrative      Training Leadership Academy) for Nassau County school district administrators


       Founder and Director, Learning Disabilities College Program, Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York

·         Completely wrote program

·         Applied for and received VESID approval entitling students in this program to

   financial support. (Manhattan College was 1 of 3 such approved programs in New

   York State.)

·         Reviewed student applications

·         Determined participants

·         Counseled 40 students on academic and other issues

·         Hired and supervised staff

·         Participated in recruitment activities


       Resource Room Teacher and Educational Evaluator, Malverne Public Schools, Malverne, New York

·         Set up first resource room in neighborhood parochial school

·         Set up first resource room in the Malverne Middle School

·         Completed and interpreted educational evaluations

·         Taught a group of culturally diverse students with special needs in Grades 1-8


       Elmont Public Schools, Elmont, New York

       Title I Reading and Math Teacher, Gotham Avenue School, Elmont, New York

·         Taught remedial reading and math to students in Kindergarten through Grade 6. Did extensive testing and interpretation of test results

·         Worked closely with classroom teachers to determine appropriate classroom activities for

            Title I students


Teacher of the Homebound, Elmont Public Schools, Elmont, New York

Visited homes and taught students with special needs who were out of school ill or awaiting special education placement

       Second Grade Teacher, Covert Avenue School, Elmont, New York



Hempstead Public Schoolsconsulted with the Assistant Superintendent and wrote the Hempstead Union Free School District Special Education Policies and Procedures Manual – May – June 2006



Parental Grief Do We Understand lt?, The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET)

e-line Journal, February 2005


Book review of Dr. Sally Shaywitz’ Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level, National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) e-Journal.


Book review of Dr Larry Silver’s The Misunderstood Child Understanding and Coping with Your Child s Learning Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children, Chapter 71 Newsletter, Winter 2003


Book review of H. S. Kopelwicz M D and R F Goodman, Ph.D.‘s Childhood Revealed Art Expressing Pain, Discovery and Hope, Council for Exceptional Children, Chapter 71 Newsletter, Winter 2001


Teaching Essential Reading Skills, Newsletter of the Administrators Leadership Academy of Nassau BOCES, Winter,1999 (for principals and school district administrators in Nassau County)


Newsletter of the Academic Leadership Academy of Nassau BOCES — written from 1996-1999 (Again for principals and school district administrators in Nassau County)


Conference Presentations

Speaker, Developing Phonics and Sight Word Lessons Strategies for New Teachers, Council for Exceptional Children, Chapter 71 Conference, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York, April 2004


Speaker, Understanding and Working with Parents of Children with Special Needs, Council for Exceptional Children, Chapter 71 Conference, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York, March 2003.


Speaker, Learning Disabilities College Programs, New York State Association of Admissions and Guidance Counselors, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, June 1994.


Speaker, LD-Efficient Reading lnstruction, New Jersey State Convention, Literacy Volunteers of America, Atlantic Community College, Mays Landing, New Jersey, October 1989.


Speaker, LD-Efficient Reading lnstruction, National Conference, Literacy Volunteers of America, Chicago, Illinois, October 1986.


Superintendent’s Conference Presentations

Speaker, Integrating the Curriculum for Special Needs Students. Superintendent’s Conference Day, Franklin Square Public Schools, Franklin Square, New York, February 1996.


Speaker, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Superintendent’s Conference Day, Baldwin Public Schools, Baldwin, New York, November 1996.


Speaker, IEP and Transition Planning, Superintendent’s Conference Day, Roosevelt Public Schools, Roosevelt, New York, November 1996.


Speaker, The Learning Disabled College Student, Middle and High School Guidance Counselors,

Superintendent’s Conference Day, Mahopac Public Schools, Mahopac, New York, November 1991.



Workshop Leader, Transition Planning for Middle and High School Special Educators and Guidance

Counselors, Manhasset Public Schools, Manhasset, New York, April through June 2000.


Workshop Leader, Transitional Planning, Middle and High School Special Educators, Levittown Public Schools, Levittown, New York, May through June 1997.


Workshop Leader, Turnkey Training Program on Transition for Parents, Nassau County BOCES and VESID, Westbury, New York, January through March 1996.


Other Presentations

Presenter, The Child with Attention Deficit Disorder at Home and at School. Rockville Centre SEPTA,

Rockville Centre, New York May, 2006


Presenter, Inclusive Education: The Role of Special and General Educators in Our Schools Today, The Future Teachers Club, Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York, October 2001.


Presenter, Transitioning Youth with Special Needs to Work and Postsecondary Settings, Special Education

Parents/Teachers Association (SEPTA), Garden City Public Schools, Garden City, New York, March 2001


Presenter, Utilizing Study Guides and Strategies for the New York State Regents, High School Special Education Teachers, Bellmore-Merrick and Manhasset Public Schools, June 2000.


Presenter, Utilizing Study Guides and Strategies for the New York State Regents, Nassau County Special Education Directors Meeting, Westbury, June 2000.


Speaker, Students with Learning Disabilities and College Placement, Glen Cove High School, Glen Cove, New York, March 1997and March 1992.


Speaker, Transition Planning, Plainview Public Schools SEPTA, Plainview, New York, January 1998.


Speaker, IEP and Transition Planning, Seaford Public Schools SEPTA, Seaford, New York, February 1997.


Speaker, The Adolescent with Attention Deficit Disorder: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Port Washington Public Library, Port Washington, New York, May 1996.


Speaker, Postsecondary Options for Students with Special Needs, Port Washington Public Library, Port Washington, New York January 1995.


Speaker, Learning Disabilities, the Faculty, the Barnard School, New York, New York, May 1991.

Speaker, Learning Disabilities: An Overview, Children’s House Professional Staff, Mineola, New York, March 1991.

Speaker, Learning Disabilities, An Overview, Nassau County Probation Officers, Family Court Probation Annex, Westbury, New York, February 1991.


Professional Associations

International Dyslexia Association, Baltimore, Maryland


New York Dyslexia Society, New York, New York


National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), New York, New York


National Association of Special Education Teachers, Washington, D.C


Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Reston, Virginia 1981 – present

Teacher Education Division (TED)

Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD)


Council for Exceptional Children - Long Island Chapter 71

2004 — April 2005 President-elect

      2002 - 2003 Vice President

2000 — 2001 Vice President

1996 — 1997 Past President

1995 — 1996 President

1994 — 1995 President — elect


Council for Exceptional Children, Chapter 71— as President

Coordinated Study Group and School Visitations on Inclusion, 1995-1996.

Coordinated the SEPTA/SETRC/CEC Conference, Parenting and Advocating for the Special Child, Division Ave. High School, Hickville, New York, April 1996.