Amy DeMarco is a former Senior Achievement Manger and Instructional Specialist with the New York City Department of Education, and has served as a special education teacher with a focus in the humanities for several years. She has taught at both the middle and high school levels in general, ICT and self-contained settings. Amy has also served as the lead special education and history teacher at multiple schools. During 2015-2016, Amy developed and facilitated an online class on the Common Core for teachers throughout New York City. She has also been responsible for leading professional development sessions on various topics including; Universal Design for Learning, Response to Intervention, instructional design, curriculum writing, Access for all Learners and Positive Behavior Intervention Services. Amy was also trained by the Common Core Institute, and holds several education licenses in teaching students with disabilities grades 5-12, teaching social studies 5-12, school building leader and school district leader.