Maxine Townsend

Maxine Townsend

Manager of Content

Maxine has dedicated her career to improving experiences and outcomes for students with disabilities. She is passionate about highlighting the bright spots in inclusive school communities in order to make them more visible and replicable. In her work as Manager of Content, she does this through designing professional learning experiences that name and model best practices so that they are transferable and attainable in our partner school settings every single day.

Maxine joins the team at SPED Strategies with experience as an instructional coach and education consultant serving middle schools, high schools and transfer schools in the New York City Department of Education. She has served as an adjunct lecturer at Bank Street College, Relay Graduate School of Education and CUNY Hunter College with a focus on special education teacher preparation and supervised clinical experience. 

Maxine began her career as a special education teacher, coordinator and leader in New York City public schools and holds professional teaching licenses in Adolescent Special Education and School Building and District Leadership.

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