George Lucas Educational Foundation

Marisa Kaplan

My name is Marisa Kaplan and I am a former New York City teacher. I recently left the system to pursue other avenues of creativity with the major goal of making an impact in education. Certified in special education, my main area of expertise is in modifying curriculum and learning strategies to meet the needs of all students. One of the main perks of being a special education teacher is the opportunity to collaborate with so many colleagues. Throughout my years in the classroom I have always been part of a strong team of child-advocates including teachers, families, therapists and counselors. I feel in many ways like I have become a Rolodex of strategies and tools just by virtue of working in contact with so many amazing individuals. If you are interested in learning more about my educational and professional experience please visit

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