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Christine Bonfiglio, Ph.D.

Director, Program for Inclusive Education; Director, Office of Professional Standards; Faculty, Program for Inclusive Education & ACE Teaching Fellows

Dr. Christie Bonfiglio serves as the Director for both the Office of Professional Standards and Graduate Studies and the Program for Inclusive Education in the Alliance for Catholic Education. She is a faculty member with the Program for Inclusive Education and the ACE Teaching Fellows program, and a teaching professor within the Institute for Educational Initiatives.

Dr. Bonfiglio is a school psychologist by training, a researcher, and a national presenter. With a background in Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and academic and behavioral interventions, she works to collaborate with Catholic schools in supporting all students inclusively.

Prior to joining ACE in July of 2014, Dr. Bonfiglio served as the Department Chair and Director of Special Education for the Teacher Education Department at Goshen College. At Goshen College, her responsibilities included teacher training in the field of mild to moderate disabilities and the accreditation of academic programming in teacher education. Dr. Bonfiglio has practical experience in collaborating with teachers, professional, and families; supporting students with academic and behavioral variability; and facilitating the child study team. She is passionate about meaningful inclusion of all learners in Catholic schools and how each student’s gifts create a vibrant community.

Upcoming Events and Travel:

  • Mustard Seed Conference, Chicago, IL; Presentations; Oct. 9-10, 2017

  • Excellence in Teaching Conference, University of Notre Dame, IN; Keynote Address; Oct. 14, 2017

  • Creating Inclusive Catholic High Schools; Nashville, TN, Oct. 23-25, 2017

  • Council for Exceptional Children in Tampa, FL; Feb. 6-11, 2018

  • PIE PD in Allentown, PA, Feb. 8, 2018

  • NCEA in Cincinnati, OH; presentations; April 2-7, 2018


Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Western Michigan University
MA, School Psychology, Western Michigan University 
BA, Psychology, Indiana University South Bend


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