Joan Fleiss Kaplan

Joan Fleiss Kaplan received her undergraduate degree from Boston University. She earned a double master’s degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from Northeastern University, where she earned membership in Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education.

Kaplan is certified in Special Education, Severe Behavioral Disorders, K–8; Elementary Education (K–8); and Learning Disabilities Special Education (K–8). She is also trained in the Orton-Gillingham reading method, the Wilson Reading System®, and Project Read®.

During her twenty-seven-year career as a special educator in the Malden, Massachusetts, public schools, Joan developed curriculum for and taught in self-contained special education classrooms and learning centers, where she worked with students with learning disabilities, behavioral and emotional disorders, and physical challenges. Joan has also worked for the Children’s Protective Service, taught in the Lesley College Graduate School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and tutored adults with special needs.

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