Kate M. Panaccione, EdD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Square Peg Consulting
  • Phone: 603 828 7961
  • Cell: 603 828 7961
  • Website: www.SquarePegEd.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Education & Schools and School Safety

Specialty Focus: Special Education, Behavior, Autism, Assessment/Evaluation, Safety/Injury, Appropriate Educational Programming, Individual Education Plan/IEP, Restraint/Seclusion, Placement, Manifestation Determination

Education: EdD, Portland State University, Portland, OR; CAGS Autism Spectrum, Antioch University, Keene, NH; M.Ed, Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA; BA, Clark University, Worcester, MA

Years in Practice: 30+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: >5


Additional Information

Dr. Panaccione’s areas of expertise are: Assessment for Special Education Identification, Behavioral and Safety Concerns, and Educational Programming for Students with Disabilities. She can serve as a consultant that offers expert advice on the appropriateness of special educational programming, testify at Due Process Administrative Hearings for Special Education and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, testify at depositions and civil trials, and write expert reports. With over 30 years in education, and licensure in Special Education, General Education, and Special Education Administration, Dr. Panaccione has chaired hundreds of IEP meetings, Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act) meetings, and developed special education programming for thousands of children. She also conducted statewide professional development seminars in special education and offered training in developmental disabilities to parents and members of the community. She has taught all age levels Pre-K through University. Dr. Panaccione was responsible for the development, licensure, and supervision of a Special Purpose School for children with developmental disabilities in a clinical setting. The school was one of only a few in the United States and it continues to serve as an example for other institutions serving children with the most challenging learning and behavioral needs.