Spotlight on Dr. Alison Telsey

  Dr. Alison Telsey is a licensed Ph.D. psychologist and a certified special educator. She has worked in New York as a Professional Development Specialist for 38 years. As a staff developer, she has designed and delivered workshops and coaching to professionals to maximize opportunities for students with disabilities to meet success. She is known for her ability to provide practical, easily implemented strategies to educators to ensure students with disabilities achieve in inclusive settings. In addition to working in PD, she has served as an Adjunct Professor at the College of New Rochelle, New York University and Columbia University. On an international level, she has participated as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Bhutan Foundation and spent four summers in Bhutan conducting professional development for educators and government officials to expand educational opportunities for children with special needs. She has co-written and published two articles in the National Staff Development Council’s Journal of Staff Development about the Bhutan Special Education experience.