Abby is a reading and language teacher with extensive experience in teacher training and higher education. She joins New Paltz Multisensory with seventeen years of teaching experience. She’s worked in urban, suburban, and rural educational settings and with students of all ages. Abby is a Clinical Supervisor in the MA TESOL Program at Hunter College, where she observes and instructs pre-service teachers in their reading, writing, and phonics instruction.
Before joining NPM, Abby was a clinical assistant professor and a writing program coordinator at New York University, specializing in teaching reading, writing, and pronunciation. In 2021, Abby was recognized as one of the recipients of the Teaching Excellence Award at NYU. She co-founded NYU’s Collaborative for New Immigrant Education, a research-practice partnership that provided tuition-free English language instruction and support services to New York City’s refugee community. As an applied linguist, Abby sees the value of incorporating her knowledge of phonetics into her teaching practice.
She has a BA in Spanish from the University of Evansville and an MA in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. Abby is a licensed educator in Indiana for ENL and Spanish. She is trained in Orton-Gillingham through the Institute of Multisensory Education (IMSE).
Outside of work, Abby enjoys exploring new neighborhoods in NYC, cooking, and reading to her toddler and kindergartener.