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About Janet Ferone

"As in the concept of Universal Design, creating a climate for students with special needs to thrive often results in more positive outcomes and school culture for all students."

Many students are thriving in their schools, yet, for some students who face barriers to success, such as poverty, discrimination, and disabilities, school success is often out of reach. We work with schools to help them ensure that ALL students succeed.


While much emphasis is placed on test scores and data analysis, many students require a personalized environment to enable them to access academic supports. I work with schools to create the conditions where all students thrive, including students with behavioral/social emotional and learning issues, autism spectrum disorder, or those with depression/anxiety/suicidality.

After 25 plus years in various administrative positions in the Boston Public School

System, I created Ferone Educational Consulting to continue my work of assisting school systems to meet standards and provide equal access and opportunities.

The Mission of Ferone Educational Consulting

Ferone Consulting provides initiatives to help schools worldwide serve ALL students -- those in poverty, those with special needs, English Language Learners, LGBTQA, and all other unique students. We use “out of the box” thinking and ensure that all voices are heard in developing cost-effective, customized, total school solutions to meet your school's individual needs.

Some of our Clients

  • Boston Public Schools, MA

  • Bowdoin College, ME

  • Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government

  • Codman Academy Charter Public School, MA

  • Best Schools Initiative, NH

  • Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, MA

  • Fayerweather Street Independent School, MA

  • New Zealand AIDS Foundation, NZ

  • The English Language Institute, Seoul, South Korea

Selected Credentials



  • M.Ed. Special Education, Highest Honors, Hofstra University                                         

  • B.A. Individual Study, Cum Laude, Hartwick College                                                 

  • Certificate of Competency in Spanish, Centro Internacional de Lengua y Cultura Espanola



  • Principal/Asst. Principal (5-12)

  • Special Education Administrator

  • Moderate Special Needs (K-12)     

  • English as Second Language

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