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Special Education Student and Alumni Profiles

Chris Balas

Chris Balas, Inclusive Secondary Special Education with Specialization in English, M.S.Ed.
Bellmore, NY

What brought you to Hofstra University for graduate studies?
After working closely with my late grandfather at Nassau Community College, I knew that teaching was my... | more |

Melissa Guarriello

Melissa Guarriello, M.S.Ed. in Inclusive Elementary Special Education '08
Dix Hills, NY

Tell us about your experience working as a paraprofessional in Half Hollow Hills School District and what that position entailed.
I start worked as a paraprofessional in Half Hollow Hills in May of 2006... | more |

Sasha Orlick

Sasha Orlick, Inclusive Secondary Special Education with Specialization in Social Studies, M.S.Ed.
Farmingdale, NY

Tell us about your background and what made you want to pursue teaching.
When I was young, I was a competitive figure skater and actually wasn't in school often because of practice... | more |

Delia Reed

Delia Reed, M.S.Ed. in Literacy Studies and Special Education, ‘14
Great Neck, NY

Tell us about your background and how you knew you wanted to be a teacher.
While studying as an undergraduate I had always known that teaching was my niche in life... | more |