Working in the NYC public schools were formative years for developing my career. While teaching, I began studying behavior analysis and found that understanding the science of behavior and learning to view behavior through a different lens helped me to be more successful in reaching the more challenging students in my classroom. Through this, I was able to create a more effective and inclusive learning environment for even my most challenging and complex students.
Since my classroom teaching days, my passion has transformed into teaching parents, professionals and other therapists the importance of understanding the fundamentals of behavior, implementing and applying that knowledge and, subsequently, seeing the success of students once their needs have been met. Through this process, I have been able to witness even the most complex students be included and experience success in their learning environments.