Inclusion Facilitator

Francesca is the mother of two children, one of whom has autism, is a fervent advocate of inclusive education. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Teacher Education and Preparation program at Montclair State University and earned her Master's in Education at Fordham University. Francesca has 17 years' of experience inside New York and New Jersey classrooms teaching children with diverse abilities and working with teachers and administrators on inclusive practices. She is an Inclusion Facilitator for NJCIE and is primarily working in the Newark Public Schools Districts supporting the transition of students from self-contained classrooms into general education classrooms.