Marissa Schoenfeld is Special Education Coordinator for PS/MS 29, The Melrose School, a traditional K-8 public school in the South Bronx that works to education a diverse student body and create an environment in which students learn to take ownership of their learning. Marissa has worked diligently to insure that all special education students are afforded a fair and equal education within their community school. She has coordinated with teachers and administrators to spearhead the NYC DOE special education reforms to offer special education students more opportunities to be successful in academic and social settings. Marissa was chosen to be part of the NYC DOE Teacher Leadership Program. She looks forward to working as a school leader and creating a supportive and inspiring community for both students and staff.