Tarif Brown is a NYS certified Special Educator and School Building Leader. He attained his Bachelor of Science in Finance/Project Management at Clarkson University and earned his Master’s degree in Special Education at Grand Canyon University. In addition, he completed his advanced degree in School Building Leadership and School District Leadership at Bank Street College of Education. At this time, he is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Daemen College.
Over the past few years, he has worked in the public, charter, and private sectors as a special educator, special education coordinator, dean of students, SETSS provider, transition service specialist, and early intervention ABA therapist. He implemented a wide range of best practices associated with closing the achievement gap for students with exceptionalities as well as addressing the behavioral needs of students who present behavioral challenges in both the school and home settings.
He gained experience working as a special educator in District 75 and was accepted into the Leaders in Education Apprenticeship Program (LEAP) program to develop his capacity as a school building leader. In these roles, he learned how to assess the needs of the students and families he served and developed cohesive strategies grounded in strengthening the social, emotional, behavioral, and academic skills of his students. As a school building leader, he was often responsible for facilitating and training teachers in best practices grounded on effective instructional methods, social-emotional learning, differentiation strategies, and behavior and classroom management.
He has years of experience providing academic, social-emotional, and behavioral support to children with developmental disorders in various settings. All in all, his primary goal is to continuously partner with key stakeholders to offer high-quality targeted care and supports in a manner that will foster meaningful growth for the students and families we serve.