Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Adell M. Valasek
Almost 20 ago I met a family that changed my life forever. This family had three sons diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I worked at their home doing Applied Behavior Analysis therapy with each of them. This experience directed me down a whole new road in my life. At the time, I was planning to go to law school; instead I pursued my Masters in Special Education at Widener University and also, received a Masters in Administration of Justice.
I became a certified special education teacher and taught a self contained class for students with autism. During this time, I continued my coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis at Penn State University. I received my Board Certification in December of 2005. I continued my career as an Autism Consultant and then received my Supervisor of Education certification from Rutger’s University. I completed my principal coursework from the University of Scranton in 2015.
Through this journey I have been blessed to have two wonderful daughters who are now ages thirteen and ten, and a wonderful supportive husband. I am very passionate about providing high quality services to students with autism. It is very rewarding to help support the families and staff who put their hearts and love into helping our students each and every day. Each student touches my life forever.