Khadija Prowell is a professionally certified Early Childhood Educator and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She started her career over 10 years ago as a Head Start Teacher’s Assistant, in which she encountered young children with various learning and developmental abilities. Eager to acquire more knowledge and apply learned skills with her students, she completed her Dual Master’s Degree in Early Childhood General Education and Special Education at Hunter College in 2012. Eventually she gained more experience in integrated settings at an educational and therapeutic facility that worked with young students with diverse learning abilities. It was here that she began building experience as a Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT). Later, while continuing to pursue her passion in the special education field, as well as moving up as a Teacher mentor, Site Director and Educational Consultant she came upon the opportunity to work as a Special Education Teacher Support Service (SETSS) and ABA therapist for individuals with developmental delays and other disorders, as well as with autistic individuals.
She continued to move forward and pursue her post- graduate Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis at Hunter College, ultimately obtaining her Board Certification (BCBA) in March 2020. Currently, Khadija is looking forward to and working towards obtaining her NYS- LBA (Licensed Behavior Analyst). She takes pride in her learning experiences and deeply understands that education is a collaborative effort. Currently, Khadija continues to provide direct services as a SETSS/ABA therapist, Educational and Behavioral Consultant. Additionally, she is experienced in providing Parent Training and support in which she helps to focus on achieving goals of the family with evidence-based strategies. She understands how important it is to increase positive social experiences while learning to handle unexpected or undesirable ones. She looks forward to continuing her education and supporting families and young learners.