Nicki (Nechama) Salfer promotes a holistic approach to special education and recognizes the importance of effective communication in delivering services that produce good outcomes. At Learning Tree, Nicki is both a leader and a direct service provider. As CEO of Tree of Knowledge Learning Academy, Nicki has had a great deal of success in developing educational programs, implementing efficiencies in schools, crafting educational options and safe learning environments, assessing situational challenges, and strategizing and rendering action plans. She has extensive experience in teacher training and professional development. As a direct service provider, Nicki is an advocate and mediator for special needs students in their dealings with local school districts and private schools. She has provided educational case management services for students in hospitals and in complex special education needs. She maintains a wealth of varied resources that she implements to meet client needs.
Nicki holds a BA degree in business, a Master’s degree in Special Education and a Master’s Degree in Jewish Education. She also completed Advanced Graduate Study in Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis. She holds licensure in the state of Florida as a behavioral therapist, a Certified Special Education Teacher for K-12, and a Certified Special Needs Intervention Specialist (Birth-5). She holds certification in Ohio as a K-12 Intervention Specialist and school psychologist. She is also a Wilson Certified Level Trainer for the Wilson Reading Program.
She is the wife of Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Salfer, a mother of three children, a grandmother of seven, and the Rebbitzen of Doresh, a Yeshiva for adolescent boys with high functioning Autism and learning challenges.
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