ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Mary Beth D’Antoni is a reading expert who has been active in the field of education for thirty years. She holds a NJ K-12 teaching certificate. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Education. She worked as a seventh grade Language Arts Teacher, Reading Teacher, Adjunct Professor of Reading and is author of “Pathways to the Mind, “a reading program for students who have difficulty learning from traditional methods. Her educational experience has involved concentrated work in remedial, developmental and enrichment areas for kindergarten through college level students. Ms. D’Antoni has done extensive independent research related to students with learning disabilities. Her program “Pathways to the Mind “is based on her experience, findings and research on the development of reading skills and has been recognized throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties. She has designed and published four volumes of “Pathways to the Mind:” Volume I focuses on prevention and early intervention of learning difficulties using a wide range of options; Volume II continues to focus on intervention and teaches language patterns; Volume III involves intensive instruction in the area of reading and writing; Volume IV focuses on pattern processing. In Volume IV the student is taught phoneme segmentation of words, their order and their connection to letters. Ms. D’Antoni’s teaching materials have proven to be highly successful in the development of essential learning skills.
Mrs. Mary Beth D’Antoni, a Reading Specialist at Central School, was also honored. Mrs. D’Antoni taught for more than 29 years, 25 of those years were for Wall Township Public Schools. Ms. Tiffany Madhavan, Acting Principal of Central School, referred to Mrs. D’Antoni as a “secret weapon” saying she was powerful in her ability to teach reading. Ms. Madhavan went on to say, “the District was blessed to have Mrs. D’Antoni and that she possessed the talent and ability to change lives.”