Educating Felicity & Friends
I received my Bachelor of Art in Psychology at Binghamton University and my Master of Science in Elementary and Special Education at the College of New Rochelle. I was a special education teacher and behavior specialist at the Devereux Millwood Learning Center in NY from 2001-2005, educating students with autism using ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and serving as an inclusion aide for students transitioning into their district schools. I was a special education teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School in CT from 2006 until February 2012. I voluntarily resigned from Sandy Hook School and went to work in orphanages in Peru. Following that experience, God led me back to the United States where I was blessed with the opportunity to become a special education consultant and the home-school teacher for my nieces and nephews for 3 years when Felicity was 2-5 years old. I am teaching in a public elementary school once again. I continue to spend time with Felicity and her family whenever possible.
I AM EXTREMELY GRATEFUL FOR THE MANY DEDICATED ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHERS, THERAPISTS, & SCHOOL STAFF WITH WHOM I HAVE HAD THE GREAT PRIVILEGE OF WORKING.
Felicity is the youngest of 8 children. She has Down syndrome. She adores her older siblings: Zacchaeus, Maximilian, Kateri, Therese, Miguel, Philomena, and Marguerite. Since Felicity learns primarily through imitation, her brothers and sisters are her best teachers. She is incredibly blessed with prayerful, loving, generous, selfless, and hard-working parents.
Video Link: Obstacle course with siblings