Mosaic School Personnel
Trained as an attorney, Ms. Murdock’s career rapidly switched tracks when her older son was diagnosed with autism almost 20 years ago. She began training in as many educational strategies for teaching children with autism as she could find, ultimately settling upon applied behavior analysis (ABA) as the only intervention strategy that was based upon objectively proven principles, and whose results were directly measurable. Since that time, Ms. Murdock has worked with many children on the autism spectrum. In 2004, she formed the Mosaic School and the Mosaic Foundation for Autism, to increase high quality educational opportunities for students with autism. She has been the Executive Director of both organizations since that time. Ms. Murdock has served on numerous boards and has advocated for those with autism on a regular basis. In 2010, Ms. Murdock completed the course of study for behavior analysis, and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has two adult sons who have autism.
Ms. Keene received her Masters in Psychology (Clinical Behavior Applications) from Queens College in 2006 and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2009. She is also a Certified Special Education and General Education Teacher, who received her Masters in Education from Touro College. She has many years experience as a behavior analyst. Currently, as Clinical Director of the Mosaic School, Ms. Keene develops and supervises implementation of all behavior/academic programming. She is responsible for training and scheduling teachers and behavior therapists, and coordinating after-school services for a number of students. Ms. Keene is also an Adjunct Professor at Sage College where she teachers graduate level courses in applied behavior analysis.
(Assistant to Executive Director)
Ms. Bellamy has completed her Bachelors in Education at the College at Old Westbury, and is nearing completion of a Masters in Education, after which she will seek certification in Special and General Education. Ms. Bellamy has considerable experience in coordinating programs for students. She worked for over five years for the Sid Jacobson Community Center as its coordinator of after-school programs for the Port Washington School District. She has worked for the Mosaic School for eight years, gaining experience as a behavior therapist, and as an assistant behavior analyst. She has worked in the school, in public school settings, in homes and in the community. She has planned and coordinated many community and field trips for the students.