Michele Mooney is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (1-17-27773) and New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst. Michele received her undergraduate degree in psychology and Master’s degree in Special Education from Longwood University in Virginia. She also earned a Master’s degree in Education Administration and Supervision and is currently working on a Doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Michele started her career teaching middle and high school aged students with intellectual disabilities, focusing on vocational skills, activities of daily living, and promoting independence. Michele functioned as the director of education for a private school for students with autism, where she first gained experience in applied behavior analysis. After returning to the public school system as an applied behavior analysis coach for a large district in Virginia, Michele completed her coursework to sit for the BCBA exam. A move out of state brought her to New Jersey, where she began working with adults in group homes and day habilitation centers. She continued this work in New York, where she was the director of behavior supports for two different agencies in the Hudson Valley area.
Michele has over 25 years of teaching and supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities and 16 years of utilizing the principles of ABA in a variety of settings. She has experience working with learners from 3 to adulthood and continues to expand her knowledge of ABA, focusing on client-centered outcomes. Her areas of expertise include development of functional behavior assessments and behavior intervention plans, peer coaching and collaboration, and navigation of post-secondary services.