Marc D'Amore, M.Ed.
Director of Education, May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Chicopee, Mass.

Mr. D’Amore came to the May Center School in West Springfield, Mass., in the fall of 2004 as an intern. After completing his undergraduate studies, he became an instructor in 2005, and a classroom teacher in 2006. In these positions, he gained experience writing Individual Education Programs (IEPs), programming, running assessments, and managing staff. In 2008, Mr. D’Amore obtained his master’s degree and began mentoring teachers at the school, and providing student teaching for future teachers.

He has also provided home consultation and behavioral services to families with children with autism and other behavioral or emotional needs through a Connecticut-based agency that provides services to individuals with autism and related disabilities.

Mr. D’Amore was promoted to Special Education Administrator/Director of Education of the West Springfield school in 2012.

In 2017, he was named a May Institute Employee Spotlight Award winner, and was one of seven recipients of a Trustees’ Fund Award that year.

Mr. D’Amore earned both his bachelor’s degree (in Psychology with a specialization in Developmental Disabilities) and his master’s degree (in Education) from the University of Massachusetts. Through his master’s degree, he obtained licenses in special and general education.