Heidi Harris

Heidi Harris
Heidi Harris Outreach Specialist-Black Families/PTI hharris@fcsn.org Heidi is a k12 educator/ practitioner. She has a background as a researcher largely focusing on identifying the programs, practices, and policies that make high schools in large urban districts particularly effective for low-income students and students of color. Other areasRead more

Leslie Leslie

Leslie Leslie
Leslie Leslie Project Director MassPAC/APPLE lleslie@fcsn.org Leslie is the Project Director for the Federation's MassPAC and APPLE projects. As an attorney and founder of her local SEPAC, Leslie has the background and experience to develop and present workshops on special education and parent leadership for parents andRead more

Ruth Esther de La Cruz

Ruth Esther de La Cruz
Ruth Esther de la Cruz Information-Outreach Specialist - Latino Families/PTI rdelacruz@fcsn.org Ruth Esther de la Cruz, is originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where she earned a degree in Criminal Justice in 2014, she has two daughters, the youngest has special conditions, which resulted in her decisionRead more

Patricia Cameron

Patricia Cameron
Patricia Cameron Project Director, Family TIES pcameron@fcsn.org With more than 40 years of experience in early childhood education, her focus has been on early childhood special education and young children’s social emotional development. Prior to her current position, Cameron was the Sr. Technical Assistance Specialist at theRead more

Aceriane Leal

Aceriane Leal
Aceriane Leal Outreach Specialist - Portuguese Families/PTI aleal@fcsn.org Aceriane is the Portuguese speaking Outreach Specialist at the Federation for Children with Special Needs.  Originally from Curitiba, Brazil, Aceriane came to the United States over 20 years ago after studying physics at the State University of Ponta Grossa. Read more

Ingrid Arvidson

Ingrid Arvidson
Ingrid Arvidson Manager of Statewide Information Center Email: iarvidson@fcsn.org Former Executive Director of a private special education school serving grades 7 - 12. Former board member and served on the executive committee of maaps and provided trainings to schools across the commonwealth. I have worked in higherRead more