joined Project SPEAK in August of 2015. She is a recently retired Special Education teacher, with twenty-seven years experience as both a Speech Language teacher and Special Education teacher in several Orange County, NY school districts, as well as experience in private preschool and residential settings. She is familiar with all aspects of the special education process, and has taught students in grades K-12. Joan received a B.A. in Speech Pathology and M.Ed. in Special Education from William Paterson University of New Jersey, and has completed post graduate work in school administration, child development and academic areas.