Christopher Duffy is the principal of the Robin Sue Ward School for Exceptional Children. This school serves students in District 75, a New York City-based non-geographical district in the Fresh Meadows neighborhood of Queens. District 75 is the district that serves students with special needs.
Brittany Falesto is the library teacher, a New York state-certified special education teacher who is currently working towards her master's degree in library science through our Teacher2Librarian program. Brittany wrote the VITAL libraries grant in order to create a worksite for her special needs students. On this worksite, students learn all aspects of library operations from circulation to shelving to cataloging. Brittany painstakingly teaches each child how to do each job so that her students are prepared for jobs in the public library or other settings where attention to detail is necessary.
Below are some before and after photos of the library.