Linda Bencivengo

Professional Associations

National / Westchester Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC / WAEYC)

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practioners and Educators (subscriber level)

Trained NYS Teacher Mentor

Volunteer Activities

Boy Scouts of America

Cub Scout Leader: plan den meetings, outings, pack events, etc. in order to meet organization requirements

and goals necessary for advancement in rank for boys second through fifth grades.

Parents as Reading Partners (PARP)

Assist in planning yearly theme and events, volunteer as community reader, designed logo, design

and printing of public relations materials.

Pleasantville Parents Preschool Association (PPPA)

Designed logo, design, layout and organization of newsletter; special events coordinator/assistant coordinator.

PTA

Volunteer to assist on various committees, including a middle school cultural event; Hemisphere Day

and Revolutionary Day.

Summary

“If a child cannot learn the way we teach,

                                                      then maybe we should teach the way they learn”

I believe that every child can learn, we just need to find the right key that unlocks their learning potential.

By implementing differentiated instructional methods we can help each student reach their full potential.

I hold Professional NYS teaching certifications in Elementary Education and Students with Disabilities from

Birth through Grade 6. For seven years I have been working for an agency which strongly supports

the inclusion model and offers students related services within their regular classroom setting. I have not

only co-taught and had a classroom of my own, but also worked one-on-one with children within their

chosen educational setting or their home environment as an itinerant teacher as well. I have partnered with

parents to foster a positive home-school connection when employing intervention strategies, as well as to

keep communication open between home and school. I believe that this offers children and families the best

opportunity for success both in the classroom and in life.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2005 - Present

Special Education Teacher

The Children's School for Early Development/WARC

I have held a variety of teaching positions during my seven years with The Children's School. I have taught

in co-teaching, collaborative environments in preschool settings for both three year old and four year old classes. I have conducted Educational Evaluations for both CPSE and Early Intervention and have had the opportunity to work with children under three and their families in my own classroom offering them both special instruction and family training. I have also worked as a Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) providing special instruction

to children ages birth to five years within their chosen educational setting or their home environment.

Currently, I am co-teaching a SCIS/ABA class for three and four year olds in a community-based

preschool setting.

Jul 2006 - Sep 2007

ABA Therapist/SEIT

All About Kids

Implemented ABA programs through discrete trials and incidental teaching to children with Autism. Maintained ABA data book and coordinated therapeutic/developmental goals with other therapists and parents.

Bulletin Board Photos

Education

Education
Sep 2003 - Aug 2005

MS in Education with distinction

Mercy College
Sep 1985 - Jun 1989

BFA in Graphic Design, Magna Cum Laude

Mercy College

Certifications

Certifications

Students with Disabilities (Grade 1 - 6)

NYS Department of Education

Childhood Education (Grade 1 - 6)

NYS Department of Education

Students with Disabilities (Birth - Grade 2)

NYS Department of Education

Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 2)

NYS Department of Education