Tracey Frank has returned to Westchester County where she began teaching Special Education in 1991. Her 27 year career has focused primarily on the education of students with autism and developmental disabilities, both in separate and inclusive classrooms. She has a Master’s degree in Autism and a second Master’s in Severe Disabilities, as well as certification in School Leadership and Administration. Prior to her role at Shrub Oak International School, Ms. Frank was Coordinator for Specialized Programs in a public school system in Maryland, where she provided support to school personnel in development of academic and life skills programs, IEP implementation, and supervision of special education staff. She has extensive experience in development and delivery of professional learning including Crisis Prevention, (CPI), behavior management, data collection, alternative and augmentative communication, and working with classroom support staff.
As the Head of Education at Shrub Oak International School since its inception, Ms. Frank has successfully provided mentoring, supervision and professional development to special education teachers on instructional strategies for students with autism. She has earned the respect of faculty and students, and is happy to accept the position of Assistant Head of School for Education. Her supportive interaction with families has been instrumental in enhancing student success and family involvement in the educational process. Ms. Frank is a member of CEC’s Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities.