School Operations Expert 318792 NY


Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience in school operations, management, and supervision and as a teacher. I hold 14 licenses and certifications. I am an expert in school bullying issues and I am NYS DASA (Dignity for All Students Act) Qualified Trainer for Mandated Teacher Training Bullying Workshops. I have additional experience with school related malpractice issues and deliberate indifference. My areas of expertise include school and school district due diligence concerning: administration / management; bullying; playground and recess safety; at risk students; curriculum review; education laws; education programs and services; education supervision; employee dismissal; liability; FAPE and I.E.P. review; litigation support; negligent hiring; performance assessment; placement; school policies, procedures, and practices; restructuring; retention; school evaluation; school security; sexual abuse; special education; staff accountability; student disabilities compliance; student peer harassment; student safety; student supervision; school and school district negligence; and school bus incidents. I have more than 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Child custody / School Determination; School Corporal Punishment / Improper Restraint / Classroom and School Busses; School Accident Liability / Improper School Supervision; Special Education Hearings; NYS Education Law 3020(a) Hearings; U School Teacher Ratings; Educational Neglect / Malpractice.


Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: School District Reviews; Litigation Consultation; Professional Workshops.


Professional Experiences




Relevant Experiences

I hold 13 licenses and certifications including Early Childhood (Pre-K), Elementary School Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Principal and Superintendent Certifications. My last assignment was that of an elementary school principal including an early childhood (preK-1) center of 250+ children and an additional elementary building of 950+ children. I have taught, on a graduate level, courses in School Administration and Supervision. I am presently an adjunct Professor at Touro College teaching (also graduate level) general education and special education, early childhood education, child development and student management techniques.

I have qualified and testified as an expert in New York State Supreme Court and Bronx Family Court specific to school comparisons.

I am a former NYC school administrator and hold 13 licenses and certifications including Special Education Teacher, Principal and Superintendent Certifications. I was an elementary and secondary school principal. My last school assignment included the supervision of 24 special education school buses.  I have taught, on a graduate level, courses in School Administration and Supervision, as well as Special Education child development and student management techniques.


Education

DegreeSubjectInstitution
Professional DiplomaAdministration and SupervisionPace University
Master of ScienceAdministration and SupervisionPace University
Master of ScienceEarly Childhood Education w / Special Ed. ConcentrationLehman College
Bachelor of ScienceElementary Education Minor: Psychology Concentration: SociologyLong Island University

Licenses Certifications

Accreditation – NYS School District Administrator (Superintendent)
Accreditation – NYS School Administrator and Supervisor (Principal)
Accreditation – Teacher PreK-6
Accreditation – NYC Principal Day Elementary Schools
Accreditation – NYC Principal Junior High and Middle Schools

Awards & Affiliation

Bachelor Degree – Granted Cum Laude
Master Degree – Granted with Distinction
Professional Diploma – First in Class
Dean's List
University Honors – Society of Optimates

Primary Affiliation

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development


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