Toby Karten has worked in education as a staff developer, instructional coach, educational consultant, author, adjunct professor, and inclusion specialist from the kindergarten to graduate school level. Toby is the author of Inclusion Strategies That Work! Research-Based Methods for the Classroom, an international best seller soon to be released in its third edition.
She is a lecturer at Monmouth University and an adjunct professor and graduate instructor at the Regional Training Center, which is affiliated with Gratz College, College of New Jersey, and Washington College. Toby has been recognized by both the Council for Exceptional Children and the N.J. Dept. of Education as an exemplary educator, receiving two “Teacher of the Year” awards.
Toby earned an undergraduate degree in special education from Brooklyn College, a master of science in special education from the College of Staten Island, a supervisory degree from Georgian Court University, and an honorary doctorate from Gratz College. Her professional goal is to help educators effectively teach students within their least restrictive environments, looking at inclusive placements as viable first options.