ACCEL, a private, nonprofit school for children with special needs, has hired Dr. Catherine Cisar as principal. In her role, Dr. Cisar will provide day-to-day leadership, support and training for teachers and staff, curriculum design and implementation as well as administrative management at ACCEL’s East Campus in Tempe.
Dr. Cisar earned her Bachelor of Science degree in special education from Western Illinois University and her Masters of Counseling degree from the University of Phoenix. In 2004, she earned a Doctorate from Loyola University of Chicago in curriculum and instruction. She has more than 15 years’ experience in the education field.
In addition to her role at ACCEL, Dr. Cisar is a faculty council member at the University of Phoenix, where she has served in various roles since 1999.
“Dr. Cisar’s extensive credentials and wealth of knowledge and experience in special education makes her the ideal candidate for this position,” said Nancy Molder, vice president of educational services at ACCEL. “Coupled with her professional associations and volunteer work, she is a huge asset to our team.”
Dr. Cisar is a Scottsdale resident.
ACCEL is a private, nonprofit school for children with special needs, ages 5-22, and adults 18 and over and is recognized as a leader in the field of Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ACCEL provides innovative, individualized and comprehensive educational, therapeutic, vocational, behavioral, life skills and transitional services to individuals with a wide range of abilities and challenges including autism, intellectual, emotional, physical disabilities and health impairments. ACCEL operates a variety of enterprise programs including ACCEL Adult Services, The BISTA Center and Gifted Hands Boutique. For more information, please visit www.accel.org/.