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)
"My student was in promotion in doubt, and would have to repeat the grade, again. I have observed my student and she has shown growth in her reading level. I know Michelle Cornish has worked with my student and me to help her strengthen her skills in reading and writing. I see improvements in her assignments and participation. I was able to promote her to the next grade. " -Ms. C, Public school teacher in St. Albans.
"In order to grow both emotionally and cognitively our child required more than usual caring and attention. We realized the limitations faced by a teacher with 25 other children to provide this on a daily basis. Thank God for Ms Cornish who I knew and worked with when she taught Kindergarten in the South Bronx. She has accomplished what many thought was not possible. Our child though caring and an understanding of her approach to learning has improved in both performance and receptivity .
Thank you Ms Cornish for all you do for children." - M. W. (Bronx)
" My niece has attended many of the Linda School events and always enjoys taking part in the creative and wonderfully thought out activities.
The owners of the school truly work hard in ensuring their environment is a place where the children thrive due to the genuine care, hard work, fun nature and professionalism of the teacher (Michelle); who is nurturing and truly vested in making sure the students get more than just your typical school experience! There is a natural happiness and joy displayed by the teacher which creates the ideal environment for learning and growth for the students!" -L.E. (New Jersey)
" I feel at home here. I can just feel my son will be safe in their hands." -E .E. (Bayside)
"Mrs. Cornish will work with you and your schedule. My kids are safe, and doing very well in school." - A. P (Queens)
"My girls are enjoying themselves SO MUCH with you guys! They are so excited to come. My daughter couldn't wait to tell me the skills, she learned! Thank you so much for your time and working with my babies. I really appreciate it and feel very relieved that they are in your care. -T.H. (North Carolina)
"We are so blessed to have you in our lives. I can't express what you mean to my family. My granddaughter is in good hands. Thank you, so much! -Mrs G. (Valley Stream)