Special Education and Academic Supports

Anna Azeglio

Guidance Counselor & College Advisor
B.S., Criminal Justice John Jay College for Criminal Justice (CUNY); Ed.M Counseling Psychology Teachers College, Columbia University. MSED Administration and Supervision, Baruch College (CUNY). Mental Health Counselor (NYS Mental Health License). Co-authored chapter “Critical Thinking: A Socratic Approach to Empowering Your Mind,” published in Urban learners: Serious About College Success, September 1998.
Email: aazeglio@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5261

Christina Canty

Special Education Faculty
B.S., Psychology and Black Studies, SUNY New Paltz; M.S.Ed Brooklyn College Teaching Students with Disabilities Secondary; M.S.Ed Hunter College Educational Leadership.  Advocating for students with disabilities and their families since 2008 in a variety of settings throughout New York City.
Email: ccanty@bhsec.bard.edu

Beth Cheikes

College Transfer Officer Director 
Email: bcheikes@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2092

Marjorie Deutsch

Speech and Language Pathologist
B.F.A. University of Utah,, Salt Lake City, UT., M.A. Communication Sciences, Queens College/CUNY. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, NYC Department of Education; elementary, middle and high schools, NYS Early Intervention Provider. Prior to  Speech and Language Pathology, sound and film editor on documentary and feature films. Golden Reel Awards: “The Civil War”, produced by Ken Burns, “Places in the Heart”, directed by Robert Benton.
Email: mdeutsch@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: (212) 995-8479 ext. 4062

Cindy Li

Special Education Faculty
B.A., New York University; M.A., New York University; MSED Hunter College. Undergraduate research included capitalism in ecocities, homeless with urban trans youth, gender and sexualities in South Korean popular culture, surveillance of Black bodies in the United States, and E-sports. Graduate studies focused on Black and Asian American masculinities in hip hop, and special education services for diverse adolescent populations. Previous editorial work for Generasian, a side of rice, West 10th, The Social and Cultural Analysis Journal, Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and Thieme Medical Publishers.
E-mail: cli@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4062

Stacie Millman

Guidance Counselor
Email: smillman@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: (212)995-8479 ext. 3221

Julie Mirwis

Special Education Faculty
B.S. University of Maryland, College Park; MSED Brooklyn College. Undergraduate degree in Family Studies. Graduate focus in adolescent special education. Previously taught special education at the High School of Economics and Finance. 

Christine Szeto

Special Education Faculty

B.A., University of California, Berkeley; MSEd, Long Island University. Undergraduate degree in Mass Communications and Political Science. Graduate focus in urban adolescents with disabilities and social studies. Previously taught special education and social studies at High School of Graphic Communication Arts, High School of Economics and Finance, It Takes a Village Academy from 2010-2018. Returning to New York after teaching Language and Literature at Fundación Colegio Americano Quito, an International Baccalaureate Programme school in Ecuador. 

Email: cszeto@bhsec.bard.edu

Phone: 212-995-8479 x4062

Kara Studwell

Special Education Faculty 
B.A., Tufts University; MSED, Hunter College. Undergraduate research includes international relations and political science with a focus in comparative European politics as well as Italian language and culture. Graduate focus in adolescent special education, literacy intervention, and behavior modification.
E-mail: kstudwell@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x 4062

Nicholas Weber

Special Education Faculty
B.B.A., Management Baruch College; M.A. Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati; MS.e.D. Special Education, City College of New York; M.A. Forensic Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; M.S. Educational Administration, Mercy College; MPA John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He holds a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University where he specialized in research involving the intersection of K-12 education, queer theory, and transgender studies. Prior to his teaching at Bard, he taught at Murry Bergtraum for six years, and at over three dozen public schools on the Kindergarten through 12th grade levels as an Ambassador Teacher on Rotation. His current research interests involve economics, queer studies, educational access in New York City, and cultural anthropology. He has consulted for a variety of Fortune 500 corporations, multinational non-profits, research universities, and several G20 nations.
Email: nweber@bhsec.bard.edu

Samantha White

Special Education Faculty
B.A. Lafayette College; MSED Hunter College. Undergraduate degree in Psychology and Women & Gender Studies. Graduate focus in adolescent special education in all core content areas. Previously taught general and special education mathematics at Belmont Preparatory High School in the Bronx from 2011-2017.
Email: sbickel@bhsec.bard.edu

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