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Dawn Pagliaro-Newman

Elementary Educator

For more than 20 years, Dawn Pagliaro-Newman has been an elementary educator in New York City public schools. She has a passion for working with students with disabilities and has developed a unique approach to teaching that combines academic and pedagogical experience with social emotional approaches that allow for the support and development of the whole child. She has been recognized as a Master Teacher by Math For America. She lives in Queens, New York, with her husband, daughter, and cat. Connect with Dawn at

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