Emily Stefan Nunzio
Class of 1970
Emily Nunzio, Special Education Teacher at Cranford Board of Education, is being honored as a 2010/2011 Professional Woman of the Year in Special Education by National Association of Professional Women. The prestigious distinction is awarded by the 150,000-strong membership of NAPW who join together to develop a professional network of business and social relationships.
Emily Nunzio has made it her life’s work to elevate the quality of life of every special education student she teaches. She is a longtime elementary education specialist who develops innovative programs so that each of her young pupils may experience maximum success and growth.
Throughout her dedicated career, she has constantly expanded the parameters of her professional expertise. She has achieved additional training in a variety of instructional protocols while pursuing additional credentials in numerous professional development experiences with the Bergen County Educational Technology Training Center, Staff Development for Educators, Bureau of Education and Research, and book study groups on specific learning disabilities.
In recognition of her dedication and ground-breaking approach to special education, Ms. Nunzio has received two complete grants and a partial grant from the Cranford Fund for Excellence in Education from 2003-2005 for her program to employ audio books as an education tool to improve student decoding and comprehension skills.
Emily Nunzio earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education from William Paterson College in Wayne, N.J.
Ms. Emily L. Nunzio B.A.
Special Education Teacher: Resource Room
Cranford Board of Education
Awards & Accomplishments:
Ms. Nunzio honors her mission of community service by performing at nursing homes and veterans’ facilities with Best Foot Forward Dance Troupe. She is a longtime supporter of Angel Paws Animal Shelter, Council for Exceptional Children, Divisions of Learning Disabilities, and Technology and Media.
special education elementary, special needs education, special needs teachers, learning disability programs
Ms. Nunzio has spent more than three decades improving the lives of her students in Cranford, N.J. She is a highly respected consensus builder, widely praised for her ability to build goal-oriented partnerships with parents, colleagues, and administrators—an ability that is essential in shaping unique personalized learning for her students.
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