In The Words of Our Staff

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“I love working here because this school enables me to do a lot for the children. I can get them on the right road at a very early age and help their parents. I can make them feel loved, needed and successful and give them confidence and self-esteem in spite of their special needs. Basically, I can change the path they are headed down.”
- Debby Sroka, Head Teacher
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“I’ve always been someone who roots for the underdog,” Jessica smiles, “and I’ve always had a special place in my heart for children with special needs. Seeing the small gains my students make motivates me more than teaching a typically developing child to read or do long division. That isn’t as exciting to me as having a previously non-verbal child utter his or her first word, or make eye contact or engage in play with me, or just follow a simple request, like handing me something.”
- Jessica Poludin
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“At New York Center, we have a strong, organized curriculum that provides materials and content that address the variety of children’s needs. Our job as teachers and what is unique about this school is that we are constantly assessing where each child is in all areas of his or her development. Once a week, there is a team meeting where teachers, therapists, psychologists and social workers focus on just one child.”
– Dr. Judy Lesch
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