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 Expert  728426

Expert in SchoolLiability,ImproperSupervision,Playground &Bus Safety,Bullying,Corporal Punishment,ChildCustody

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a litigation consultant and expert witness in all school realted matters.He is a a qualified, experienced, expert witness and child advocate who has testified in: child custody cases; (NYS) 3020a cases; “U” rating and wrongful dismissal hearings; and Special Education proceedings involving the evaluation and placement of students. He also testifies as to other school related malpractice issues. He provides cogent research and material review, does the educational forensics, and then provides you with expert conclusions. He is a former schoolteacher; supervisor and principal; university instructor; special education expert and licensing agent with decades of highly successful field experiences. These experiences coupled with his formidable academic background and training gives him the expertise to help you dynamically and successfully represent your interests. His fees are reasonable and based on the size of the project.

He provides support and /or expert testimony in the following:

· Child Custody School Determination Matters · Education Neglect · Improper School Supervision Cases · School Liability Cases including Playgrounds, Bussing and Bullying Issues · Special Education Impartial Hearings · Corporal Punishment Matters · 3020(a) hearings · “U” Ratings · Discontinuance Hearings · Appeals and Reviews




school bus


special education


child abuse


child custody


corporal punishment



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1982   P.D.   Education Supervision and Administration   Pace University   ranked first in class
1982   M.S.   Education Supervision and Administration   Pace University   "With Distinction'
1973   M.S.   Education   Lehman College  
1970   B.S.   Early Childhood and Elementary Education   Long Island University   "Cum Laude"

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to




Consultant and Principal Mentor


He is a court qualified, experienced, expert witness who provides technical support for litigation involving school liability cases, school corporal punishment issues, school choice for child custody, educational malpractice, educational neglect, special education evaluation and placement, supervision of school personnel, “U” ratings and NYS Ed law 3020(a) proceedings. He is also a college mentor and he also provides consultant services to schools and school districts.

1970 to 2003


NYC Department of Education


Principal and various other positions


He has served as an award winning elementary school and secondary school principal, assistant principal,special education supervisor, crisis interventionist, and classroom teacher.

2003 to




Adjunct Professor and Mentor


He was a mentor for 124 M.S. (General Education and/or Special Education) Candidates and teaches graduate level course work.

2007 to 2008


Empire State College




He was a mentor for 12 MAT Candidates/ NYC Teaching Fellows and taught graduate level course work.

2001 to






He was a mentor for 324 Adminitrative Interns (Principal Candidates), taught graduate level course work, presented seminars, and served on the Graduate School's of School Administration program's admissions committee.

2003 to 2004


Mercy College




He was a mentor an teacher in the ICP Masters Program

1996 to 1997


Pace University


Adjunct Associate Professor


He taught graduate level course work.

1995 to 1997


ORPAL (NYC BOE Licensing Division)


Testing Associate


He examined supervisory candidates for professional licensure.

Career Accomplishments:

Phi Delta Kappa, Pace University, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Council For Exceptional Children, Council of Supervisors and Administrators, Mentoring Leadership and Resource Network, Roundtable Scholar, Westchester Bar Association (non-lawyer affiliate)


He holds the following licenses: NYS School District Administrator, NYS School Administrator and Supervisor, NYS Teacher PreK-6, NYC Principal Day Elementary Schools, NYC Principal Junior High and Middle Schools, NYC Assistant Principal Elementary, Middle and Junior High Schools, NYC Supervisor of Special Education Programs, NYC Teacher Common Branch Subjects K-6, NYC Teacher Early Childhood Education Pre K-12, NYC Teacher Special Education Pre K-12, and NYCTeacher of Health Education and Recreartion in Playgrounds,NYS DASA (Dignity for All Students Act/Bullying) Qualified Teacher Trainer, Playground Supervisor Certification


Bachelor Degree- Granted Cum Laude, Masters Degree - Granted with Distinction, Professional Diploma - First in Class, Dean's List - F/67, S/68, F/69, S/70, University Honors - Society of Optimates, Ed. Department Honors, Cedar Knolls School - Certificate of Honor, NYCBOE Division of Special Education - Letter of Commendation American Red Cross - Certificate of Appreciation, American Red Cross - Twenty-Year Pin, N.A.A.C.P. - Letter of Commendation, Close-up Foundation- Civic Achievement Award, Westchester County Clerk- Service Award, Certificate Westchester County Executive- Certificate of Appreciation, A.G.O.B.E. (A Group of Black Educators) Parenting Group/Trinity Baptist Church (Bx) PA , - Certificate of Appreciation Jewish Teachers Community Chest- Leadership Award, Bronx Borough President- Citations of Merit, Congressional Record - Citations, New York State Senate- Citations , and NYS Education Department- PS 111 Most Improved Schools (Math)1999-2003

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - WCBA News Letter  
 - CSA Convention  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has served as a litigation consultant for Corporation Counsel NYC (Queens Office).
  • He has mentored over 300 supervisory (Principal) candidates.He has mentored aprox. 150 M.S. in Education candidates.
  • He was a consultant for the NYC and Mount Vernon School Districts.
  • He has conducted seminars for the Expert's Firm, Pace University, and Expert's Firm.
  • He has served as a litigation consultant for teachers, parents and schools and school districts.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has testified and /or consulted in cases involving;· 3020(a) hearings · “U” Ratings · Discontinuance Hearings · Child Custody School Determination Matters · Education Neglect · Appeals and Reviews · Improper School Supervision Cases · School Liability Cases including Playground Accidents,Corporal Punishment and School Bus Problems, and School Bullying · Special Education Impartial Hearings

Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in staffing and supervision of autistic minor school.
  • Autistic child wrongful death & negligent supervision case.
  • Expert in intota for consulting on School Bus Accident.
  • Educational liability expert for consulting on Education and school busing liability involving abuse by school bus driver.
  • Special needs student bus expert witness for consulting on Zavala v. Galt Union School District.
  • Expert for consulting on slip and fall on tile flooring.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

“The Effects of NYC BOE Decentralization on Special Pupils' Needs” B.S. Project “Developmental Training Equipment for Early Childhood Learning Disabled Students” M.S. Thesis “Patterning of Early Childhood Students” Pace U Learning Co-Op “Literacy Assessment Tools for Pupils with Special Needs” CSA Convention “School Choices in Child Custody Cases” WCBA News Letter “Differentiated Instruction” CITE presentation “Academic Success for Special Needs Students” CITE presentation “Moving Teachers in the Box” CITE presentation “Observation Techniques for School Supervisors” CITE presentation “Programming for Literacy and Numeracy Programs” Superintendent's Conference


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