Director of Education
Tracey Frank is returning to Westchester County where she began teaching Special Education in 1991. Her 26 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. Recently as Coordinator for Specialized Programs in a public school system, Ms. Frank provided support to school personnel in development of rigorous academic 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. She has provided professional development classes to special education teachers on instructional strategies for students with autism. 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.