Betsy M. Duffy, MS Ed

Betsy M. Duffy, MS Ed, is the Director of Language Arts and Instruction at The Windward School and former Director of Curriculum and Instruction at The Graham School in Hastings, New York.  She has worked in the field of special education for over thirty years as a classroom teacher in mainstream and special education settings, a resource room teacher, and a language arts specialist.  She uses evidence-based strategies for teaching reading and writing and presents staff development in both Expository Writing and Preventing Academic Failure.  She is an IMSLEC teacher trainer (International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council) and holds a certification as a Dyslexia Practitioner. Ms. Duffy has published several articles in professional magazines including Perspectives on Language and Literacy, the official publication of the International Dyslexia Association. She is also the author of the Teaching Basic Writing Skills Activity Templates formerly published by Voyager Sopris Learning and is a co-author of a chapter in Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills, 4th edition by Judith Birsh. Ms. Duffy presents at conferences throughout the United States on reading, writing, and vocabulary strategies, as well as, executive functioning, and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). In addition to holding a Master's Degree in Learning Disabilities, Ms. Duffy is certificated in Advanced Graduate Study of Staff Development and earned a Master's Degree in School Administration and Supervision.