Ellen Small

Department of Education
82 President Street
Phone: (914) 633-2080
Fax: (914) 637-2752

Ellen Small has served as a special education teacher and school improvement specialist in the Yonkers School District seeing first-hand the academic and social challenges that students and teachers encounter in urban settings. As a school improvement specialist, she worked to improve the academic achievement of students with disabilities by providing teachers with professional development on research-based practices in literacy, progress monitoring, and positive behavioral interventions and supports. As a doctoral candidate, her area of interest is the disproportionate suspension of minority students with disabilities.