Principal

Emily Mahon, M.S., BCBA

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Emily Mahon received her Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood and Special Education from the State University of New York at Cortland in 2009. In 2013, she became a NJDOE certified special education teacher. She received her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Northeastern University and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2018. She is currently enrolled in a Post-Masters Principal Certificate program through Caldwell University. Emily has been with Garden Academy since 2009. From 2009-2013, Emily worked in the role of an instructional paraprofessional. Between 2013-2016, Emily served as the certified special education teacher in several Garden Academy classrooms. She became the classroom supervisor of Classroom A in 2016 and the Principal of Garden Academy in July of 2019.

Her experiences include application of behavior principles to feeding difficulties, skill acquisition, assessment and treatment of problem behavior, toilet training, and staff and parent training. Emily is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the New Jersey Association for Applied Behavior Analysis. She presented at the Applied Behavior Analysis International Conference in 2017 on increasing the acceptance of non-preferred foods in children diagnosed with autism.