Director, Childhood Special and General Education Dual Certification Program & Childhood Special Education Programs
Some of the Values that Shape My Work
As an instructor/advisor at Bank Street I hope to guide graduate students to develop their practice so that they grow to appreciate cultural, linguistic, and academic differences in students. Through careful guidance and instruction I encourage students to incorporate the theoretical knowledge and understanding of children that they acquire through their coursework into their practice. I strive to support students to plan and implement lessons that meet all children’s needs and to scaffold their ability to judge the effectiveness of their instruction. Encouraging the use of students’ creative abilities and imaginations, fostering collaborative problem solving, and utilizing reflective practices are essential for students to become highly skilled teachers.
Work with Families, Children, Schools, and Communities
I began teaching children with disabilities for the New York City Board of Education. I moved into administrative and supervisory positions where my responsibilities included: developing, implementing, and assessing educational programs; supervising teachers who conducted educational evaluations; and participating in Individualized Education Program meetings. I also taught a variety of graduate courses at various universities.
Recent Professional Contributions
Program Director for the Childhood Special and General Education, Fieldwork advisement, Co-Director of a grant from OSEP, Member of CEC
, Member of Bank Street’s Staff Council. Numerous presentations and workshops on topics related to differentiated instruction and collaborative instruction.
- Ph.D., Learning Disabilities, Northwestern University
- Ed.M., Mental Retardation, Pennsylvania State University
- B.A., Major: Elementary Education, Minor: Psychology, Queens College, City University of New York
Selected Publications and Presentations