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D D. S. Cox

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 EDUCATION

 

Ed.D. Cross-Categorical Studies Columbia University, Teachers College (New York, NY) Feb. 2003

M.Ed. Administration Columbia University, Teacher's College (New York, NY) May 2003

M.A. Special Education Columbia University, Teacher's College (New York, NY) May 1985

B.A. Psychology College of New Rochelle (New Rochelle, NY) May 1983

 

FACULTY POSITIONS

 

Columbia University Teachers College Graduate Education/Psychology (New York, NY) Jan. 2001 - Present

College of New Rochelle Department of Education (New Rochelle, NY) Jun. 1997 - May 1999

Marymount College Department of Education (Tarrytown, NY) Feb. 1997 - May 1997

Marymount Manhattan College Department of Education (New York, NY) Feb. 1995 - May 1995

DePaul University Department of Education (Chicago, IL) Sep. 1992 - Jun. 1994


LD SPECIALIST POSITIONS

 

City School District of New Rochelle (New Rochelle, NY) Jan. 1999 - Present

College Of New Rochelle (New Rochelle, NY) Jan. 1996 - Sep. 1997

Iona College (New Rochelle, NY) Sep. 1995 - Jun. 1996

Children's Village - Greenburg 11 (Dobbs Ferry, NY) Jul. 1994 - Apr. 1995

DePaul University (Chicago, IL) Sep. 1992 - Jun. 1994

Mount Pleasant Cottage School (Pleasantville, NY) Sep. 1986 - Jan. 1992

Margaret Chapman School (Hawthorne, NY) Aug. 1983 - Aug. 1984


EDUCATIONAL CONSULTING


Strategic Learning (Chicago, IL/New Rochelle, NY) Sep. 1990 - Present

Empowered Learning (New Rochelle, NY) Sep. 1997 - Present

Helix, Inc. (London, England) Dec. 1997 - Mar. 1998

College of New Rochelle (New Rochelle, NY) Jan. 1996 - Sep. 1997

 

PERSONAL

 

Orton - Dyslexia Society

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)

Teachers College Fellowship

New York State Certification Administration

New York State Certification Special Education

 New York State Certification N-6

 Fluent in Spanish 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

LEARNING DISABILITIES SPECIALIST - PRIMARY AND SECONDARY LEVEL

 

City School District of New Rochelle (New Rochelle, NY) Sept. 2007 - Present

Learning Disabilities Specialist

Administer and score norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests to adolescent boys (C.A. 13-18). Observe and evaluate students for appropriate placement and classification eligibility and test modification/accommodation decisions. Coordinate the development of IEP's. Assist in diagnosing incoming students including LD, ED, BD, OHI. Provide remediation and tutorial services to meet specific educational goals.  Provide direct and indirect consultation services to school staff in accordance to student's IEP.  Attend CSE meetings as Special Education Teacher Member.


Bilingual Educational Evaluator (English & Spanish) Sept. 2007 - Present

Administer and score norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests to English as a Second Language students (C.A. 4-18) district-wide. Observe and evaluate students for appropriate placement and classification eligibility and test modification/accommodation decisions. Coordinate the development of IEP's. Assist in diagnosing incoming students including LD, ED, BD, OHI.


City School District of New Rochelle (New Rochelle, NY) Jan. 1999 -Sept.2007

Assistant CSE Chairperson, Supervisor, Out-of-District & Bilingual

Managed all initial bilingual and out-of-district cases for the school district.  Served as chairperson of CSE team, attended CSE conferences, and acted as decision maker on eligibility decisions, appropriate student placement and services.  Reported to Director of Special Education.  Administer and scored norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests (C.A. 5-17).  Observed and evaluated students for appropriate placement decisions.  Coordinated the development of IEP's.  Diagnosed incoming students including LD, OHI, ED, and BD.  Developed and managed district wide tracking system for new referrals, out-of-district cases, and testing protocols.  Developed and ran professional workshops for bilingual teaching staff and special education staff.


Children's Village - Greenburg 11 (Dobbs Ferry, NY) Jul. 1994 - Apr. 1995

Head Teacher, Diagnostic Class

Administered and scored norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests to adolescent boys (C.A. 11-17). Observed and evaluated students for appropriate placement decisions. Coordinated the development of IEP's. Assisted in diagnosing incoming students including LD, ED, BD.  Attended CSE conferences.

 

Mount Pleasant Cottage School (Pleasantville, NY) Sep. 1986 - Jan. 1992

Special Educator, Ease of Entry Program

Co-developed "Ease of Entry Program; taught ED, LD, and MR students in a diagnostic-prescriptive setting (C.A. 6-17).  Administered and scored norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests.  Evaluated students for appropriate placements; developed IEP's and projected individual academic achievement.

 

Margaret Chapman School (Hawthorne, NY) Aug. 1983 - Aug. 1984

Special Educator

Taught 2 verbal/4 non-verbal MR and ED students (C.A. 16-18) using behavioral analytics approach.

 

LEARNING DISABILITIES SPECIALIST - POSTSECONDARY LEVEL

Worked with college students to develop learning skills; diagnostic testing, tutoring, time management skills.


College Of New Rochelle Learning Support Services (New Rochelle, NY) Jan. 1996 - Sep. 1997


Iona College CAP Program (New Rochelle, NY) Sep. 1995 - Jun. 1996


DePaul University Plus Program (Chicago, IL) Sep. 1992 - Jun. 1994

 

COLLEGE PROFESSOR


In each course, selected text books/films/readings, wrote and executed syllabus, researched pertinent educational philosophies, presented class room lectures and moderated class discussion.  For Practicum in Assessment and Evaluation of Children/Youth with Exceptionalities, co-developed course with Associate Professor of School Psychology Department.

 

Columbia Univ. Teachers College Graduate Education/Psychology (New York, NY) Jan. 2001 - Present

Adjunct Associate Professor: Practicum in Assessment and Evaluation of Children/Youth with Exceptionalities, Introduction to Special Education, Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom, Exceptional Families

 

College of New Rochelle Department of Education (New Rochelle, NY) Jun. 1997 - May 1999

Adjunct Professor: Philosophy of Education, Introduction to Learning Disabilities, Study Skills Workshop


 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

COLLEGE PROFESSOR (CONT.)


Marymount College Department of Education (Tarrytown, NY) Feb. 1997 - May 1997

Adjunct Professor: Introduction to Special Education


Marymount Manhattan College Department of Education (New York, NY) Feb. 1995 - May 1995

Adjunct Professor: Instructional Techniques


DePaul University Department of Education (Chicago, IL) Sep. 1992 - Jun. 1994

Adjunct Professor: Philosophy of Education, Strategies for Mainstreaming, and Psychology of the Educator

 


EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT

 

Strategic Learning (Chicago, IL/New Rochelle, NY) Sep. 1990 - Present

Consult to institutions and individuals on LD issues; utilize proprietary methodology to maximize student learning potential.  Consult to students and parents to manage student's entire educational experience including diagnostic testing, time management skills, tutoring, and actively managing the student's relationship with teachers.  Provide remedial skills in areas including reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, science and English as a second language.  Prepare students for standardized exams including TOEFL, SAT, GED.

 

Empowered Learning (New Rochelle, NY) Sep. 1997 - Present

Develop innovative learning strategies program.  Edit Teacher Training Manual to support nation-wide program expansion.

 

Helix, Inc. (London, England) Dec. 1997 - Mar. 1998

Developed children's software program and wrote User's Guide for Empowered Spanish.

 

College of New Rochelle, (New Rochelle, NY) Jan. 1996 - Sep. 1997

Created an LD program for previously unrecognized campus population; recruited and trained LD staff in proprietary methodology.  Grew program from four to 35 students in one year (875% growth rate).  Developed and managed professional development workshop for Student Services Staff.  Served as advisor to Vice President for Student Services. 

 

EDUCATION


Columbia University, Teacher's College (New York, NY) Feb. 2003

 

Ed.D. Cross-Categorical Studies (G.P.A. 3.9)

Dissertation: Factors Associated With The Postsecondary Adjustment Of Students With Disabilities

Recipient, Teacher's College Fellowship Grant

 

Columbia University, Teacher's College (New York, NY) May 2003

 

M.Ed. Administration (G.P.A. 3.7)

Recipient, Teacher's College Fellowship Grant


Columbia University, Teacher's College (New York, NY) May 1985

 

M.A. Special Education, Teacher's College (G.P.A. 3.8)

Recipient, Teacher's College Study Grant

 

College of New Rochelle (New Rochelle, NY) May 1983

 

B.A. Psychology (G.P.A. 3.5)

 

 

PERSONAL

 

Kappa Delta Phi Society (International Honor Society for Education)

Orton - Dyslexia Society

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)

Teachers College Fellowship

New York State Administration (pending)

New York State Special Education

New York State N-6

Fluent in Spanish

HBSE 4082: Assessment and evaluation of infants, children, and youth with exceptionalities

Enrollment limited to 20 per term. An in-depth study of theoretical principles of measurement, assessment, and evaluation necessary for appropriate identification of needs as related to implementation of educational plans for infants, children, and youth with disabilities. Applications of assessment data in instructional programs for children with disabilities. Students complete approximately 50 hours of assessments and evaluations of infants, children, youths, and young adults with disabilities, as part of the course, through work in the Dean Hope Center and the Harlem Tutoring Program. Special fee: $150. Students participate in an additional, weekly lab session.

HBSE 4300: Practicum in assessment and evaluation of individuals with exceptionalities

Supervisors affiliated with the Dean Hope Center. Permission required. Prerequisite: HBSE 4082. Participation in interdisciplinary, psychoeducational assessment of exceptional children. Analysis of observational and test data; formulation of educa-tional programs for exceptional learners. Conducted in the Dean Hope Center or in appropriate community facilities. Course meets the equivalent of one full day a week. Supervisory fee: $100 and lab fee: $150. (Plus additional lab time).

Centers and Projects

Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services
Website: http://www.tc.edu/centers/ceps

The Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services (DHCEPS) is an integral part of the teaching and training programs in Clinical, Counseling, School Psychology, Learning Disability and Reading Specialist. The Center works in a two-folded way; first it offers students the opportunity to integrate theoretical coursework with practicum experience within a multidisciplinary setting. This training is foreseen by highly qualified supervisors.  Simultaneously, the DHCEPS offers affordable psychological and educational services to individuals, couples, and families residing in the nearby neighborhood of the New York City area. The emphasis is on respecting and working with clients from diverse, multicultural contexts regardless of age, racial and ethnic background, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, and religious or cultural affiliations.  Additionally, DHCEPS is committed to maintaining a liaison with community-based agencies and organizations such as schools, hospitals, and mental health clinics, among others.