North named education director at The Arc

By Sean Harvey ’10

Tiffany North, ’94, ’97, ’03, has been rewarded for her passion and commitment to helping children with developmental disabilities and their families. She has just been named the director of education and therapeutic programs at The Arc of Palm Beach County. When asked about her desire to educate and teach children with developmental disabilities, North responded, “These children needed a voice and someone with passion, commitment and dedication just like themselves.  It was a win-win situation.”

 

The Arc of Palm Beach County is an independently-funded, nonprofit agency dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families through services, education and advocacy.

 

North holds three degrees from Lynn, including a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, an M.S. in Varying Exceptionalities, and a B.A. in Psychology. “The reason I kept coming back to Lynn University was because I was provided with the best teachers, education and opportunities to learn. Lynn offers multicultural learning through a variety of different settings and environments to support my overall learning growth,” she said.

 

North will directly supervise Potentials School, The Arc’s nationally recognized model school for children unable to walk or talk because of developmental disabilities.  Potentials School serves children ages 3-10 with locations in Riviera Beach and Boca Raton. An intensive therapeutic education program is designed to expedite their full inclusion into their neighborhood schools.

 

North serves on the Lynn University Alumni Council and is staying active in the Lynn community.  When asked what she likes most about Lynn, she said, “I was provided with many opportunities as well as support and access to information from both students and staff. Not many universities give you the feeling of warmth and commitment such as Lynn. To this day I can count on my Lynn family.”