Ben DeSantis

Ben DeSantis

Ben DeSantis is a Project Consultant at the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU). Prior to joining the MCIU, Ben was a high school teacher within Montgomery County. He also has experience teaching a graduate course, coaching, and facilitating numerous...
Marisa Crapella

Marisa Crapella

Marisa Crapella is a Project Consultant in the area of Behavior. Marisa is a School Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) Facilitator. She is also a trained facilitator of the Supplementary Aids and Consideration Toolkit. Marisa brings a wealth of...
Lauren Benfield

Lauren Benfield

Lauren Benfield is a Project Consultant who is passionate about supporting all students and has prioritized that in her offerings. Her professional learning opportunities are interactive, reflective, and strategy-driven to guide participants from theory to classroom...
Dr. Donna Gaffney

Dr. Donna Gaffney

Dr. Donna M. Gaffney has served as Montgomery County Intermediate Unit’s Director of Professional Learning since 2013. With a diverse background in curriculum, instruction and professional development, Dr. Gaffney has collaboratively envisioned and advanced...
Patrice Semicek

Patrice Semicek

Patrice Semicek is a Project Consultant for the STEM Initiative. Patrice is a former general and special education teacher. She taught elementary aged students, as well as children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. When Patrice first started as a Project Consultant, she...