Anne’s practice is focused on representing and counseling school districts and employers across the state. She works directly with clients on a variety of special education, general education, and labor and employment matters. Anne represents schools districts at special education due process hearings and appeals, Commissioner of Education appeals, Committee on Special Education (CSE) and Section 504 meetings, and student discipline hearings. She counsels school districts on student residency, homelessness, records and privacy, discipline, DASA, and FOIL compliance. She also provides guidance to boards of education regarding Education Law, Open Meetings Law, and school district policy and procedures. Anne regularly trains school personnel in developing individualized education programs (IEPs), Section 504 Plans, functional behavioral assessments (FBAs), behavioral intervention plans (BIPs) and chairing CSE meetings. Anne also works with employers on a variety of labor and employment issues.
Prior to joining Harris Beach, Anne was an attorney at a Long Island law firm that represents public school districts and boards of education. Previously, she was a school psychologist at a Nassau County public school district for several years, where she chaired hundreds of CSE meetings, supervised psychology interns, and worked directly with students, faculty, and parents. In addition to being an attorney, Anne is a licensed psychologist in New York, a certified school psychologist in New York and Connecticut, and a certified music teacher in Connecticut.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS + SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
- Anne regularly presents at local, regional and national conferences for school personnel and other attorneys, usually with a focus on special education law.