Special Needs Director
Irina has devoted over 30 years of her life focusing on work with children with special needs. Her primary passion was working with blind and deaf-blind youngsters. Seeing their incremental triumphs and successes has always brought true joy and fulfillment to her life. Irina holds multiple degrees, including a Masters in T.V.I (Teacher of Vision Impaired) from State Pedagogical University, a Masters in Speech Pathology from State Pedagogical University, a Masters in Special Ed/General Ed Birth- Grade 2 from Touro College, and a Masters in Teacher of Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities including Autism from Touro College. Irina is inspired by children’s passion for exploring and is excited to bring that passion into her classroom.
Irina loves leading play groups, sing alongs, and loves taking her kids on long scavenger hunts to find that perfect Autumn leaf. Irina is passionate, honest and will never give up until she reaches her goal. She loves educating and sharing children’s experiences of the world with them.