About: Our Faculty

Our Faculty

Our rigorous academic curriculum is developed and implemented by a team of highly trained education professionals. These experienced educators are leaders in their disciplines and each one brings his/her/their commitment to revealing brilliance into every interaction with our students.

Mary McDowell Friends School Team

Staying at the forefront of special education is a top priority for our team. Proven best practices from global education leaders are implemented into our curricula, processes, and practices. Ongoing professional learning objectives are included in the career plan of every member of our faculty and staff.

In addition to the impressive educational qualifications of each member of our team, our team is also passionate about making sure each student’s voice is heard and respected, as is reflective of our Quaker tradition and values.

Notable Faculty Presentations to Conferences and Seminars

Here are some recent presentations that MMFS faculty have led:

  • “Social Justice for Students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities” — Diversity Education and Justice in the Curriculum Conference
  • “Math and Science Teacher Identity, Equity, and Diversity Lesson Share” — Diversity Education and Justice in the Curriculum Conference
  • “Managing Your Mobile and WTFacebook?!” (workshops on digital security and online privacy)— Mozilla’s Glass Room
  • “Data Detox Day” — Brooklyn Public Library
  • “Using Google Read&Write and Speech to Text” — NYSAIS Education and Information Technology Conference
  • “Using Podcasts to Supplement Textbooks” — NYSAIS Teaching with Technology Conference
  • “It’s Lit(erature)! Teaching English with Google Docs” — NYSAIS Teaching with Technology Conference
  • “Assistive Technology with Google Apps and How to Engage Students” — Ed Tech Teacher Conference
  • “You Don’t Have to Whisper: Confronting Race-Related Topics through Literature” — NYSAIS Teaching with Technology Conference
  • “Fake News? Teaching Students to Be Critical Media Consumers” — NYSAIS Teaching with Technology Conference
  • “How to Gamify Your Classroom with Classcraft” — NYSAIS Teaching with Technology Conference
  • “Toothpicks and Tinkering” — NYSAIS Teaching with Technology Conference
  • “Dealing with Digital Drama” — NYSAIS Teaching with Technology Conference
  • “Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks? Leading with Technology” — NYSAIS Teaching with Technology Conference
  • “What Does Research Tell Us? Scientific Method as Research Strategy and Artistic Process: Three Case Studies” — NAEA National Conference
  • “How Do I Teach a Language to Students Who Have Dyslexia?” — NYSAIS Global Language and Culture Conference


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