Expertise DescriptionI 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
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.
My consulting services include: School District Reviews; Litigation Consultation; Professional Workshops.
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.
|Professional Diploma||Administration and Supervision||Pace University|
|Master of Science||Administration and Supervision||Pace University|
|Master of Science||Early Childhood Education w / Special Ed. Concentration||Lehman College|
|Bachelor of Science||Elementary Education||Minor: Psychology||Concentration: Sociology||Long Island University|
|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|
|University Honors – Society of Optimates|
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases