Fran Laniando – Treasurer
I came to Hawthorne in 2003 to join the first ABA Pre-School Classroom. It is very exciting to see many of the original students in various classes…Life Skills, LLD, and mainstreamed. Ironically neither the teacher nor the behaviorist are still working in the district but 50% of the Para staff does. I like to identify myself as a “Professional Paraprofessional”. I have run ABA trial for a total of 15 years (3 years in Fair Lawn prior to my current position). I gained experience through the actual work and having been trained by various teachers and our behaviorist.
In my “past life” …I graduated from Buffalo State College with a B.S. in Marketing and the Fashion Institute of Technology with an Associates Degree. Prior to employment in education I enjoyed many years with a career in the Garment Center in N.Y.C. in both the retail and wholesale business. I am very happy to be part of the new Executive Board and look forward to utilizing my business background to perform the skills needed in my position as Treasurer