Verona, NJ – November 28, 2023 – Spectrum360 is excited to announce that Melissa Feeley, a teacher and behavior specialist at their Academy360 Lower School, has been named the National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC) Educator of the Year. This national award recognizes educators who make exceptional contributions to special education in NAPSEC-member schools. The award ceremony will take place at the 2024 NAPSEC Annual Leadership Conference, held at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Savannah, GA in January.

Melissa Feeley joined Spectrum360 in 2021 and has quickly become a respected educator. She is passionate about helping her students develop new skills and learn positive behaviors so they can reach their full potential. Melissa’s unique teaching approach involves tailoring each student’s curriculum to their individual needs, showing her ability to think creatively and go beyond traditional teaching methods. In her classroom, Melissa creates engaging lessons that cater to different learning styles and adapts to changes in communication devices or behaviors to ensure effective learning for all students

Beyond her teaching skills, Melissa actively supports Spectrum360 staff in implementing behavioral interventions. Melissa’s commitment to ongoing learning is evident in her pursuit of continuing education opportunities and her role as a mentor to staff pursuing BCBA certification. Her dedication, expertise and innovative spirit set a high standard for excellence in special education. Spectrum360 congratulates Melissa Feeley on this well-deserved recognition as the NAPSEC 2024 Educator of the Year.


About Spectrum360:

For almost 60 years, Spectrum360 has been a pioneer in serving individuals with special needs. Today, Spectrum360 serves children, adolescents, young adults, and adults on the autism spectrum and related disabilities. Spectrum360’s mission is to provide the highest quality educational and therapeutic programs for individuals with learning, language, and social/emotional challenges to achieve their maximum potential as responsible adults in society; to recognize and value individuals’ unique abilities, learning styles, and differences; and to serve as a leader in promoting innovative educational programs. For more information, visit us at


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