Maryellen Quinn-Lunny has a Master’s Degree in Moderate Special Needs, an Educational Specialist Degree in Learning Disabilities and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Research Methodology with an emphasis in Adult Education. Maryellen has worked as a special educator in Massachusetts, overseas, and in Florida. She has worked in the field of special education for over 40 years, as an ASD teacher, ID, EBD and SLD teacher at the elementary, middle and high school levels, as well as for the past 35 years as an administrator in special education. She has taught several courses in special education at the university level and has served on two state advisory committees. Prior to joining FAU CARD, Maryellen was the Executive Director of Exceptional Student Education/Student Services for the Martin County School District. Maryellen has served as the Director of FAU CARD since 2011.