Mrs. Faith Bainey Fisher, M.Ed. is a graduate of Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va. She pursued post graduate work at the Virginia Commonwealth University in the areas of Learning Disabilities and received her Master in Educational Administration at Cheyney University. She completed her career of 37 years in education as a Supervisor in Special Education.
Mrs. Fisher specializes in training direct instruction programs. She was trained by and subcontracted for JP Associates Inc. from 1990 – 2000. She has also worked for SRA- McGraw Hill for many years. More recently, from 2000 to the present, she has implemented Direct Instruction programs for VBN for children with autism in many of their sites across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Mrs. Fisher has trained both internationally and nationally. In Ireland in 2005, Mrs. Fisher trained teachers for children with Autism in three different private schools. In 2009, in Africa, she trained native students and teachers in a brand new American private school where the children there spoke five different native languages. Today, those children are speaking, reading and writing English through a solid implementation of the Direct Instruction reading, language and mathematics programs. Mrs. Fisher has taught, trained and supervised direct instruction programs in both urban and suburban districts, namely Chattanooga, TN, Albany NY, Chicago IL, Denver CO, Jacksonville FL, Moss Point MS, Little Rock, AR, Baltimore, MD, Harrisburg, PA, Pittsburg, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Brick, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, and Camden, NJ.
From1999 to 2012, Mrs. Fisher trained and supported teachers at Imani Education Circle Charter School and still continues to train other charter schools that have adopted the direct instruction programs. Presently, she has rolled out the first implementation for children with autism at Wordsworth Academy, an approved private school, in Fort Washington, PA.
In 2005, after training, in Pittsburg, PA, sponsored by VBN, Mrs. Fisher was asked to train the teachers of autism in the eight regions of Pennsylvania by the State Department of Education.
Proudly, Mrs. Fisher has been invited once again by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Training and Technical Support Network to present Direct Instruction at the Annual National Autism Conference in State College on August 1, 2013.