Sean McCormick, MS Ed.
Education Specialist: #190142979
Sean has his Masters in Education from the SUNY Buffalo and his Bachelors in English Literature from the City University of New York. When teaching in New York State, Sean passed the proficiency exams in all four core content areas of curriculum (Math, Science, English, History), the bilingual educator's exam in Spanish, and is presently certificated in California as an education specialist and cross-cultural educator.
Prior to college, Sean served in the AmeriCorps program, City Year: New York, providing literacy support and after school program-planning for low-income communities. Following graduate school, Sean joined Teach for America: Buffalo, and served as a special education instructor for recently arrived immigrants in Buffalo, New York.
Sean has over 10 years of experience teaching, coaching and tutoring youth of all ages and backgrounds. He has developed programs for social-emotional learning and executive functioning in the public school system and worked with dozens of students, families, and adult learners to create individualized plans for succeeding in academic, social, and professional environments.
Selected Professional Development
Making Math Real
Overview, K-12 (June 2021)
Fundamental Organizing & Productivity Principles (June 2021)
The Association of Educational Therapists
Professional Mentorship under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Franklin (2021)
AB 1172 Positive Behavior Training by Laura Mooiman
Positive Behavior Training course meets AB 1172 requirements for health professionals and special education teachers working with students in California
Google Certified Educator | Level 1
I have demonstrated the fundamental skills necessary to use Google’s tools in the classroom; this Level 1 certification validates standard technology implementation abilities.
Publications and Media
Conferences I have spoke at:
California Safety Organized Practice Conference: Strengthening Context, Culture, and Connections about Engaging Youth with Challenging Behaviors: How to Support the Transition from Youth to Young Adult
Webinars I have presented:
The Association of Educational Therapists January 2021 Webinar on How To "DO" School In 4 Steps
Podcasts I have been featured on:
Gilda Evan's podcast about Executive Function Challenges;
Articles I have authored:
McCormick, S. (2016). Financial Literacy Is Necessary For Excelling In Future Endeavors. Buffalo State Record, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY
McCormick, S. (2016). Being Body Positive In Buffalo. Buffalo State Record, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY
McCormick, S. (Fall 2011). To Be Or Not To Be The Change You Wish To See. Asian Research Institute, City University of New York, 2011
To learn more about my speaking experience or to invite me to speak at your next event, please visit my speaking page