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Maryland Rebuilds Role: Content Development, Project Implementation

Ni’Kyah Paskell, MA is an Educational Technical Assistance Specialist at Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Autism Services, Science and Innovation (CASSI™, formerly known as the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, or CARD). She holds a degree in early childhood (pre-k to 3) and special education (K-8) from Point Park University, and a master’s in curriculum and instruction for social justice from Loyola University Maryland. Ni’Kyah is currently pursuing her second master’s degree in educational leadership. Ni’Kyah has a deep love and advocacy for early childhood. Prior to joining CASSI, she spent four years as a second-grade classroom teacher working in professional learning communities for pre-kindergarten to second grade, and developing effective literacy strategies for elementary students. She is an avid reader and loves finding ways to encourage students to find their specific interest and attainment of reading. She hopes to be one of the voices of change for teachers and students in underserved communities, and cultivate curriculum that not only represents all students, but is impactful and engaging.