Work experience

Work experience
Jan 2008 - Present

Adjunct Lecturer

Pace University

The following courses were taught within the Graduate School of Education or the Teaching and Research in Autism Advanced Graduate Program:

  • ED675 (Online): “Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities,” Graduate School of Education (Summer I, 2009, Summer II, 2009, Summer II, 2010)
  • ED675: “Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities,” Graduate School of Education (Fall 2008)
  • ED684, “Classroom Management and Collaboration in Inclusive Settings,” Graduate School of Education (Summer I, 2008)
  • ED775: “Students with Severe Disabilities,” TARA Center for Advanced Graduate Studies (Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011)
May 2011 - Present

Assistant Principal

P141K, New York City DOE (District 75)
  • Direct supervision of 17 teachers in two units of 6:1:1 classes for students with autism, grades K-8.
  • Provide professional development to increase teacher efficacy and pedagogy.
  • Conduct formal observations and informal walkthroughs of classroom instruction.
  • Supervise collaborative inquiry team meetings and professional learning communities.
  • Coordinate curriculum and assessment for students with autism.
Jul 2002 - May 2011

Special Education Teacher

P369K, New York City DOE (District 75)
  • Autism/Alternate Assessment Unit Coordinator, 2009–present
  • School-Based Autism Coach, 2008–2009
  • Autism/ Alternate Assessment Unit Coordinator, 2007–2008
  • Inclusion Coordinator/SETSS Instructor, 2006–2007 (P369K @ P56 & MS103)
  • Autism/Alternate Assessment Unit Coordinator, 2004–2006 (P369K @ P67)
  • Special Education Classroom Teacher – 6:1:1 classroom for students with autism, 2002–2004


Jan 2009 - May 2010


Pace University

MSEd, Educational Administration - School Leadership

Action Research: "Collaborative Curriculum Inquiry Teams: Improving Collegiality and Instruction Among Teachers of Students with Autism"

Jan 2007 - Dec 2007


Pace University

Action Research: “The Effects of Yoga and Music Therapy on Reducing Targeted Maladaptive Behaviors and Increasing Focus In a Child with Autism,” presented at the 28th Annual NERA Conference, October 2007.

Jun 2002 - Jun 2004


The City College of New York

Action Research: “Rhythmic Entrainment Music Therapy in a Classroom of Children with Autism: Increasing Focus and Staying On Task”

Aug 1995 - May 1999


Denison University

Senior Symposium Thesis: “Heidegger and the Environment: The Authenticity of Dasein and Letting Things Be”

Awards & Distinctions

  • The Leo Weitz Award for Academic Excellence – Phi Delta Kappa, 2010
  • North Eastern Educational Research Association Teacher as Researcher Award, 2008
  • School of Education Honors, The City College of New York, 2004
  • Philosophy Department Symposium Honors, Denison University, 1999
  • Heritage Scholar, Dean’s List, Honor’s Program invitee, Denison University, 1995-1999



School Building Leader Certificate

University of the State of New York Education Department
Feb 2005 - Present

Public School Teacher Certificate

Univesity of the State of New York Education Department
Sep 2009 - Present

Severe of Multiple Disabilities Annotation/Extension of Certificate

University of the State of New York Education Department