Ms. Katie Peternel
Behavioral Specialist

BS and MEd in Early Childhood Special Education from University of Maryland, College Park; Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology

My interest in special education began in high school where I volunteered at my school and at a therapeutic riding facility to work with children with special needs. I taught in an ABA-based preschool program in Montgomery County Public Schools for eight years before taking a job as a behavior specialist in QACPS! I also support the regional special education programs in the county. I am a recent QA transplant and grew up in Anne Arundel County. I live with my husband and my two children in Stevensville. I am a vegan so I am learning lots of new places to eat in the area!