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- Pablo Picasso

MARY ELLEN RICCIO is an Education Advocate at ACCESS! Education Consulting.

MARY ELLEN is a knowledgeable and skilled educational professional. Thirty (30) years of teaching experience, including writing district wide curriculum and scoring the essay portion of the Connecticut Mastery Test, gives MARY ELLEN a sophisticated and distinct ability to assess and evaluate curriculum content and teaching (instructional) methodologies.

  • Education:
  • Bachelor’s of Science (Early Childhood Education), Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU)
  • Master’s Degree (Elementary Education), SCSU
  • Sixth Year Master’s (Master Teacher), SCSU

Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.

- Maya Angelou

  • Experience:
  • Wrighslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
  • SpEdConnecticut, Inc. Fall 2013 Parents and Professionals Conference Series

MARY ELLEN maintains her Connecticut State Department of Education teaching certification and is a specially appointed Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) educational ‘Surrogate Parent’ by the Connecticut State Department of Education and as such she is responsible for ensuring that children who are wards of the state receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE).

MARY ELLEN also has personal experience as an advocate with her own children, two of whom have special needs.