RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Superintendent of Schools Karen Baldwin announced that Ann Marie Cordisco will be joining the Ridgefield Public Schools as the new assistant director of Special Services.
Covering kindergarten through 12th grade, Cordisco’s experiences working with general education teachers, special education and related services staff, and parents led to her selection for the position.
Cordisco is a 10-year veteran of the New York City Department of Education where she spent seven years as a speech and language therapist and most recently has served as assistant principal of District 75, a school for children identified with special needs.
She has experience working as an instructional expectations coach, assisting classroom teachers in learning the Core Standards, and developing instructional strategies that meet the academic and functional needs of children with disabilities.
As a speech and language pathologist she has extensive background working with children with autism spectrum disorders, and as a school-based leader she has been instrumental in leading efforts to build the capacity of staff to meet the needs of all learners.
Cordisco will begin in her new role on Sept. 6.