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Work experience

Jan 2008Present

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 2011Present

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 2002May 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 2009May 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 2007Dec 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 2002Jun 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 1995May 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

Publications & Papers


School Building Leader Certificate

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

Public School Teacher Certificate

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

Severe of Multiple Disabilities Annotation/Extension of Certificate

University of the State of New York Education Department