We at Sangha Education Center are extremely honored to have an amazing team with diverse educational backgrounds and experiences who are champions for our youth.
Christine Keller, M.A., M.S.Ed.
Christine founded The Children’s Sangha in 2005 on behalf of young people with a range of abilities and needs understanding the void in “whole-child” teaching and learning which would address systemic issues impacting our youth. Now in 2019, she has established Sangha Education Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located at historic Malcolm House on the Jericho Preserve in order to expand our programming and reach greater numbers of young people, parents and professionals in our Long Island Community.
Christine holds an M.S.Ed., dual certification in Childhood Education and Special Education from LIU (Autism Case Program), an M.A. in Religious Studies from NYU (concentration in Eastern and Western Mysticism), and a B.A. in English Literature from PACE University (with a minor in Film Studies). She has completed Advanced Level I & II Training with Dr. Ross W. Greene, originator of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) approach upon which our Community Support Group is based. Additionally, Christine has been trained as a Certified Presenter for NAMI programs including Parents & Teachers as Allies and Ending The Silence, mental health education in-service programs for school personnel and students respectively, to help establish a better understanding of the social-emotional challenges which many students face.
As an Adjunct Professor at SUNY College at Old Westbury since 2001, Christine teaches courses within the History & Philosophy and First Year Experience Departments and has taught in Exceptional Education & Learning. She has served as a First Year Experience freshman advisor and is a Community Action, Learning and Leadership (CALL) program community partner. Campus collaboration extends to various departments in order to provide avenues for student opportunity, success and well-being.
Bios for the following individuals will be posted soon…
Steeve A. Sproul
Christine Keller, President/Executive Director
Suzanne Schoenfeld, Secretary
Beth Ramme, Treasurer
Craig Saperstein, Director
Kim Keller, Director
Committees to be posted soon…