I discovered early in my career that I wanted to support teachers doing the hard, meaningful work that they do every day.
Over the past 15 years my work in schools has focused on teacher coaching in the areas of classroom management and developing programming for learners with underdeveloped social and emotional regulation skills. Whatever the setting, my goal is always to match effective strategies to the environment and specific needs of the child.
I received my B.A. from Clark University and my M.S.Ed. from Simmons. As a seasoned behavioral and educational consultant with experience across a range of settings and populations, I am skilled at providing ongoing technical assistance to multi-disciplinary school-based teams.
My professional interests include creating learning environments that minimize the need for behavior analytic services, and using recreation and leisure skills as a gateway for developing social skills and social-emotional competence.
I have served as adjunct faculty in the behavioral sciences for Elms College, Holyoke Community College, Bay Path University, and UMass Boston.
I also provide independent supervised fieldwork for graduate students in behavior analysis certification programs, and live for the call from a former supervisee as they share their excitement of passing their certification exam!
As the mom of 3 young children and the wife of a public school teacher, I greatly appreciate my family time, downtime, and play time. I am happiest on the beaches of Cape Cod, in the late afternoon sun.