Sarah LaFontaine, MAEd – Special Education Teacher (5-6 Group)

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Sarah received her Bachelor’s Degree from Miami University in Ohio and majored in Early Childhood Education. She then earned a Master’s Degree from New York University and majored in Early Childhood Special Education. She holds a New York State Certification in both Early Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities (birth- grade 2). During the past 4 years, she taught in a self-contained classroom working with students ages 2-6. She currently works for the New York City Department of Education in an ICT 1st grade classroom in Manhattan. She is trained in Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Curriculum, Wilson’s Fundations and Go Math! She has years of experience working with students with significant developmental delays, learning disabilities, speech and language delays, sensory processing delays, behavior and emotional impairments and Autism. She is also trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) and skilled in applying Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) to the classroom to promote a caring, comfortable and supportive classroom environment.