MaKenzie Briere, MS, MSEd, BCBA, LABA, has worked for The New England Center for Children’s (NECC) Intensive Treatment Team (ITT) since 2015, serving in a number of roles, including her current position as program specialist for ITT Apartment 4.
Megan King, MSEd, joined The New England Center for Children (NECC) in 2007 as a level 2 teacher and has spent the last six years working as a vocational specialist in NECC’s Vocational Services Department. She was nominated by a colleague because “to Megan, the students always come first!"
Tiffany Horton has worked for The New England Center for Children for three years and currently works as a waivered education coordinator assisting a lead teacher in the Partner Program in Bedford, NH. She was nominated by a colleague because she “strives for the betterment of students, staff, and herself.”
Kyle Gordon has worked for The New England Center for Children (NECC) for nearly three years and currently serves as a level 2 teacher for NECC’s Intensive Instruction Program (IIP). He was nominated by a colleague because he is “extremely helpful and always putting the students first.
Though Jayne Colantonio, MSEd, BCBA, found her way to The New England Center for Children (NECC) somewhat by accident, she has stayed for nearly a decade. Colantonio, a senior education coordinator in NECC’s Intensive Instruction Program (IIP), was nominated because “she has been an amazing boss and a great mentor.”
Emily Cooper began her career at The New England Center for Children as a teacher in the residential program before moving to the Partner Program as a lead teacher in Burlington, MA. She was nominated by a colleague because of the example she sets for others.
The New England Center for Children and Simmons University have collaborated to offer a new master’s degree in education beginning this September. The new degree – which will be free to all NECC staff— is a two-year, non-licensure special education degree.