Kerry holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Elementary Education from Assumption College and served as an elementary school teacher in Brockton and Worcester communities.
Chris received her Master’s in Education from Lesley University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Child’s Study from St. Joseph University in CT. She also has extensive graduate credit in Counseling Psychology from Bridgewater University and a Certification in Muscular Therapy from the Muscular Therapy Institute, with a focus on autism and the special needs child.
Karen received her Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Reading at the American International College and her Master’s Degree in Education at Cambridge College. Her Bachelor of Science Degree is in Communication Disorders from Bridgewater State University.
During her career, Dr. Fitzmaurice has served as a licensed assistant superintendent, executive director, director of student services, director of pupil personnel services, director of special education, assistant principal, special education team chairperson, teacher mentor, and special education teacher. As a national presenter on UDL, MTSS, Inclusive Practices, Disability Awareness, Specialized Instruction, and data-informed instructional practice examination, she continues to provide coaching and professional learning for educational leaders and educators across the country.
Elizabeth earned her Doctorate in Education from Boston College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Worcester State University, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from Fitchburg State University.
A veteran of the US Army, Elizabeth’s last duty assignment was as an instructor at the US Military Academy West Point, NY. Dr. Fitzmaurice is proud to be in service to our country and our youth.
One of Sandra’s current areas of responsibilities includes supporting teachers in our partner schools who are implementing the LexiaCore5 Supplemental Reading Program. She will draw on over thirty years of experience in education and will utilize her deep understanding of how to collaborate with regular education teachers and/or multiple teachers to plan and present lesson plans, create assessments, and differentiate instruction to meet student needs.
Sandra is a graduate of Salve Regina University with a Master’s in Education-Curriculum, Teaching and Research and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education.
She oversaw the creation and implementation of our special education program, the Pathways Approach Program, which has been certified in seven partner schools to date. Her current responsibilities include consulting with our partner schools, mentoring teachers, and providing training and professional development on a variety of topics, including neurodiversity.
Katherine received a Master of Special Education at Providence College and a Bachelor of Science in Education, with a Minor in English at the University of Maine at Orono.
She received her Master of Special Education degree from Fairfield University and graduated from the University of Louisville in Elementary Education, with an endorsement in Special Education. In addition, Shirley holds an advanced certificate, beyond her masters, in Educational and Business Management.
A published author, Jana holds a Doctor of Education in Language Arts and Literacy from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, with a specialization in Literacy from Lesley University and a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and Elementary Education from Salve Regina University. In addition, Jana has completed the National Institute of School Leadership Executive Development Program through the Fall River Cohort and engaged in Instructional Rounds through Harvard University.
Lauren received her Master of Education in Special Education – Moderate Disabilities, from Endicott College, as well as Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University. Her Bachelor of Arts degree focused on Human Services – Youth Work from The University of Massachusetts, Boston. In addition, she attained a Certificate in School Management and Leadership from Harvard University.
Lynne received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Bentley University.
She has designed and delivered developmentally motivating curriculum/programming as warranted by IEP goals and MA curriculum frameworks; guided classroom staff in implementing goals of children; provided direct and/or group instruction; conducted thorough educational evaluations necessary for trimester progress reports, annual assessments, and reevaluations; facilitated ongoing parent contact and encouraged family involvement; and worked with the social-emotional and behavioral needs of students.
In addition, Karen has worked in the Division of Adult/Continuing Education as an Adult Basic Education/English for Speakers of Other Languages Teacher where she has integrated technology utilized in instruction; developed a program of study that meets and accommodates individual needs, interests, and abilities; worked collaboratively with volunteer tutors to provide meaningful assignments that can be incorporated into the instructional setting for one-to one support; and implemented and career readiness standards for adult education for the English Language Proficiency Standards.
Karen's holds a Master’s Degree is in Special Education from Bridgewater State College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Elementary Education from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and an Associate’s Degree in Mental Health. She is also certified as a Wilson Reading Teacher in Level 1.
Elena has a Certificate of Advanced Study and a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology and Student Personnel from the State University of New York at Albany and a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and Elementary Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York at Geneseo.
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