Muriel (“Bonnie”) Cagney

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Name: Muriel (“Bonnie”) Cagney
Exchange Destination: UK - England
Award Name: Distinguished Fulbright Award in Teaching
Host Institution: Sheffield Hallam University
Home Institution: The Queen City Academy Charter School
Level Of Study: Scholar
Discipline: Education
Award Year: 2012-13

Muriel (“Bonnie”) Cagney is the Special Services Coordinator at The Queen City Academy Charter School in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA. Bonnie has been a Special Educator for six years, after graduating from the Boston College Lynch School of Education. In May 2011, she earned her master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from New York University’s Steinhardt School, and has received several awards including the Teacher of the Year 2007 award from her school district and being honoured for her community service and leadership by radio station 98.3 with their 2009 "Woman Who Makes Magic" award. From January 2013 through June 2013, Bonnie will travel to Sheffield, England as part of the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching programme. During the programme, Bonnie will study decision-making in special education with a concentration on placement and transition practices of special education in the UK.


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