Michael McKnight, M.A. Special Education
Michael McKnight is currently an educational specialist for the New Jersey Department of Education working in the Cape May County Office. McKnight works closely with the 18 school districts in the county and is involved with a wide range of school issues. His work includes curriculum development, county testing coordinator, professional development, and monitoring of district programs.
Prior to joining the department of education McKnight had 23 years experience in schools. He was a special education teacher for 13 years working with emotionally and behaviorally troubled adolescents. McKnight also was an administrator at Atlantic County Special Services School District for 10 years and was responsible for the programming for troubled students, ages 5-21 years, removed from the local school district.
McKnight has a passion for creating and supporting Reclaiming Environments for “at-risk” children and youth as well as the adults who serve them. McKnight is a senior trainer for the Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) Institute. LSCI is an advanced therapeutic strategy for helping challenging students.
He has been involved with program and staff development for over 20 years. He views himself, not as an expert, but as a learner and a teacher who has always enjoyed building strength based cultures with others.