The Linda School

Special Education Advocacy

and Attorney Representation

Contact for Free Consultation

  De Forest Cornish, MS.Ed


Our Mission

The Linda School exist to get your students the services they qualify for based on current federal and state laws and regulations governing Individuals with Disabilities.


We Can Help

We are the Best S.E.T.S.S. Provider in NYC! The Linda School will do a pre-assessment “baseline assessment” in order to develop a Response to Intervention (R.T.I.) plan if a plan has not already been implemented. If S.E.T.S.S. are approved, our highly effective Special Education Teachers will use intensive technology infused education practices in working in conjunction with the student’s general education teacher for highly effective results.

Key Offerings

Over 25 years of combined experience teaching in New York City public and non-public schools.


Technology Intensive Lessons


Key Clients

·         Non-Public schools in Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx


Charter and Parochial School Services for NYSED Special Education and English as a New Language Compliance​​




  • The Linda School is an approved New York City Board of Education provider of special education services and special education teacher support services.

Our staff has previous experience on NYCDOE Committee on Special Education and Charter School Leadership Teams. The Linda School has staff that implemented from scratch, a special education program for a Bronx charter school.

A Teaching Fellow Program was established with the College of Mount Saint Vincent and the charter high school.

ICT (Integrated Co-Teaching) classes were established; along with Related Services of Speech and Language and Counseling.

A Linda School Team Member is also an Adjunct Professor at The College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Education Department teaching an advanced special education graduate course.

Our team also establish an ENL (English as a New Language) program for Multi-Language Learners (MLL) students speaking Spanish and French.

A highly effective professional development program was establish on a weekly basis.

We create School Comprehensive Education Plans (SCEP), Coaching Teachers, Implementing highly effective RtI (Response to Interventions) Layered Systems, IEP (Individual Education Plan) Program Compliance, services for ELL (English Language Learners) and Implementing MTSS (Multi-Tiered System Supports) 1) Professional Development  2) Curriculum Design 3) PBIS 4) RtI
5) Team Building and 6) School & Community Collaboration (Family Engagement)​