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All of our instructors are certified New York State teachers. Our staff includes experienced educators in early childhood through sixth grade in all subject areas. Shari's Little Learners also has on-staff instructors trained in special education who provide support for students with disabilities. We offer instruction in all subject areas including foreign language and test preparation.

Shari Messing-Owner
Masters in Early Childhood Special Education-Hunter College Certified in Childhood Special Education

  • Sounds in Motion
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Brain Gym
  • Certified in ABA
  • Wilson Fundations
  • Wilson Reading System Teacher
  • PAF (Preventing Academic Failure)
Shari Messing

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Jessica Victor
Master in Childhood and Special Education, LIU, Long Island, NY

  • RTI (Response to Intervention) Workshop
  • Positive Behavior Support Workshop
  • Common Core Curriculum Workshop
  • Wilson and Fundations Training
  • IEP (Individualized Education Program) Development and Implementation
  • ESL (English as a Second Language) Workshop

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Jessica Finell
Bachelors of Science, University of Hartford College of Education
Masters in Childhood General and Special Education, Bank Street College

  • Sounds In Motion
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • K-8 Writing Fundamentals
  • The Essential Orton-Gillingham
  • Developing a Mathematical Community in the Primary Classroom

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Alex Goldman
Bachelor in Science, Human Development and Family Studies - University of Rhode Island,
Masters in Childhood and Special Education - Touro College

  • Trained in ABA
  • Autism Workshop

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Allison Schneiderman
Bachelors of Science, Elementary education - Boston University
Masters Elementary Math, Science and Technology- Hofstra University

  • Guided Reading
  • Accountable Talk
  • Reciprocal Teaching
  • Danielson Framework
  • Being a Mentor
  • Gifted and Talented Testing Workshop
  • Think Tank

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Ava Locks
Master of Science in Childhood Education, Long Island University

NY Certification, Childhood Education, (Grades 1-6)
NY Certification, Early Childhood Education, (Birth-Grade 2)
NY Certification, Students with Disabilities, (Grades 1-6)
NY Education Department Certification in the Needs, Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Touch Math
  • Early Childhood and Elementary Spanish

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Lesley Gold
Master of Science in Education, State University of New York at New Paltz
Students with Disabilities (1-6)
Students with Disabilities Certification (1-6)

Bachelor of Science, State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, New York
Elementary Education (N-6) English Concentration
Elementary Education Certification (PreK-6)

  • Six Minute Solution/Reading Recovery
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI) Training
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: Unique Learning Styles and TEACCH Interventions
  • Response to Intervention (RTI) Workshop
  • Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Workshop

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Patricia (Patty) Valk
Master of Science in Education and Special Education
New York State Permanent Certification for Special Education

  • Orton Gillingham method
  • Wilson Reading Program

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Meredith McArdle
Bachelors of Science, Psychology, Roger Williams University
Bachelors of Science, Elementary Education (PreK-6th Grade), Roger Williams University
Masters in Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6), Bank Street College of Education

  • Orton Gillingham method
  • Wilson Language Program
  • Balanced Literacy (7 components including Shared, Guided, and Independent Reading and Writing) Writers Workshop
  • Touch Math
  • Investigations Math Program
  • Responsive Classroom

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