Licia McKnight is the Planning and Placement Team Chairperson and 7/8 grade special education teacher at Nathan Hale School. Prior to teaching, she worked for Verizon Communications for over ten years and it was during this time that she decided to pursue a career in education. Licia received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master’s of Science in Childhood Education with extensions in early childhood and special education from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. She holds certifications in Comprehensive Special Education Grades K-12 and Elementary Education Grades K-6. This is Licia's fourth year teaching and she loves working at Nathan Hale. "The staff at Nathan Hale really works hard to ensure that every child has what they need to be successful; children always come first."