Most people like to think the work they're doing and plans they're making are being performed effectively and in an efficient manner. Same goes for the solo professional, parent or education institution.
A decision has to be made. Thought-out research must be started and managed. Plans have to be designed and executed. Question is: does one continue solving problems alone or does one consult an outside professional.
Doesn't matter if it's a program of education to be decided upon by a family or best way to approach an IEP meeting where transition will be considered, choices must be made. Should the family go it alone or reach out for professional support and guidance.
A school district has to improve an education program, building-in the ability to measure success. Given time involved and dollars to be invested, should the administration plan and design with their in-house staff or reach out for fresh expertise.
An attorney representing a student receiving special education and related services is looking for a learning and transition assessment -one that includes in vivo, out-in-the-community assessment tasks- but simply can't find a learning consultant who performs non-traditional assessments as well as traditional assessments.
A director of special services needs a learning disabilities teacher/consultant for short periods of time, one who would perform assessments, attend meetings and case manage... essentially join the team on short notice for varying amounts of time.
Building principal or private school director finds herself in a crisis. Her certificate-holding supervisor is unable to perform because of illness, and she needs a substitute supervisor like yesterday. Reaching out to David Hancock at the Consultancy has a certificate-holding supervisor there the next day, assuring compliance with state regulations.
Well over thirty years teaching, designing programs of general and special education; supervising staff, supporting parents, assessing student learning and transition skills make David Hancock an ideal consultant to administrators, parents and attorneys.
Let's talk on my cell: 1.908.671.1388
Or my landline: 1.908.241.5135
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Offering learning and transition assessments that include in vivo, out-in-the-community assessment tasks; confidential support of parents, supervisors and attorneys. Design, supervise and conduct special education programs.
Case Manager (LDT/C), Linden High School (NJ)
As part of a team (social worker, psychologist and LDT/C) identified, assessed and selected programs for children found eligible for special education and related services. Much of my work was selecting appropriate programs of education/training for my students preparing to transition from high school to the world of work or additional training. Retired: November 2014.
Case Manager (LDT/C), RiverDell Regional High School (NJ)
Member of the child study team (social worker, psychologist and LDT/C) identified, assessed, selected programs for children eligible for special education and related services. Much of my work was preparing students for transition to the world of work or future education.
Supervisor of Education, SEEK-Education & Rehabilitation Services, Inc
Designed, staffed and conducted general and special education programs in metro NJ/NY.
>General education preschools (private)
>Prevocational preparation (NJDVRS)
>Extended school year (NJDYFS)
>Special education program (NJDoE)
Special Education Teacher, Ridgewood (NJ) Board of Education
Class of elementary age children with a classification of emotional disturbance.
Special Education Teacher, Forum School (NJ, private)
Class of primary and elementary age children with a classification of autism or emotional disturbance.
Regular US Army (Army Security Agency); SP5 E5; honorably discharged.
American Red Cross; disaster action team member and recovery case worker.
>Virginia Military Institute
>William Paterson University (BA, MA)
Post Graduate Training
>Alfred Adler Institute: (clinical counseling)
>Elizabeth Boggs Center (Rutgers University) on Developmental Disabilities (adult transition services)
>Montclair State University (supervision of professional staff)
>Fairleigh Dickinson University (assessment and identification of learning disabilities)
NJ Issued Teaching Certificates
>Social studies, junior/senior high school
>Teacher of the Handicapped (all grades)
>Learning Disabilities Teacher/Consultant
>Supervisor of Professional Staff
>Structured Learning Experience/Coordinator
David Eric Hancock
1705 Wood Avenue, #D1, Roselle, NJ 07203