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Melissa Katz, M.S.
New Hyde Park, NY
email: tchr543@aol.com
web: www.Mkeducationaltherapy.net

Professional Goal
To provide each student with the tools to overcome learning difficulties, attain complete mastery of skills, and achieve academic success.

Education
M.S. Special Education, Southern CT State University, New Haven, CT 1994.
B.A. Psychology, University of Connecticut, 1991. Honors: Cum Laude; Dean’s List

Training
Academy of Orton-Gillingham,
Orton-Gillingham Reading and Math, intensive coursework, NY, 100+ hours, Orton-Gillingham supervised practicum in reading, 2002-2008
EBL Academy, Multi-sensory Reading, Math, and Writing, 2004-09
Wilson Academy, Training, Wilson Reading, 2001
New England Cognitive Institute, techniques for improving: memory, learning, and cognition, Hartford, CT, 1998
Evaluation and Assessment, studied with an Educational Psychologist, CT 1997
Counseling graduate credits, University of Bridgeport, CT

Certifications
Teacher Certification, NY State, Special Education – Permanent
Teacher Certification, State of CT, Special Ed Pre-k-12 (065)
Teacher’s License, NYC, Special Education
ESL Certification, CT and NY

Professional Experience
Educational Therapist/ Reading Therapist, Private and various agencies. Specialized help beyond tutoring to address the needs of students with learning disabilities and delays. Includes evaluations and subsequent remediation in the areas of reading, math, writing, and test-taking as well as memory, visual, language, and auditory processing. Use of Orton-Gillingham,Wilson, and other multi-sensory techniques. Preparation of IEPs and educational reports. 1992-Present.

Learning Specialist, Public Schools CT, NY. Responsibilities included addressing the needs of students with learning disabilities and delays in the classroom. Included evaluations and subsequent remediation in the areas of reading, math, writing, and test-taking as well as memory, visual, language, and auditory processing. Used Orton-Gillingham,Wilson, and other multi-sensory techniques. Supported students with special needs in the regular classroom. Prepared IEPs and educational reports. Followed IEP goals. Attended PPT meetings. 1994-2008.

Conference and Workshop Presenter, Schools and Organizations. NYC, New Jersey, Long Island. Presentations to parents and teachers based on techniques and strategies supported by research. The content is related to multi-sensory reading, writing, math, and skill building. 2008-Present.

Special Education Teaching
Resource Room Teacher, Nathan Hale Middle School, Norwalk, CT 2001-2003
Resource Room Itinerant Teacher, Public schools, CT, NY 1995-2007

References: available upon request

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