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Educational Consultant and Alternative Program Developer

Contact: (240) 446-1691

Dr. Eric Levine has more than 25 years of experience in the field of special education. He has worked as a special education teacher, administrator, adjunct professor and consultant in a variety of settings. 

Dr. Levine believes that all children can be successful in school and it is the responsibility of the adults entrusted with their education to creatively develop programs and resources that inspire participation and achievement.  This belief was cemented in 1993 when he led a  relief trip to Missouri that included fourteen students with disabilities, teachers, and volunteers. This group spent one week working with local residents to help in the massive cleanup needed after catastrophic floods in that region. This experience influenced his professional life thereafter.

Since 2004, Dr. Levine has been an consultant and advocate representing parents and children who are experiencing difficulty accessing services from their local school systems. He spends the majority of this time working collaboratively with local school systems to resolve disputes at the school level. He conducts classroom observations, participates in school and regional IEP meetings, and mediation and due process hearings when necessary.  He also conducts assessments to determine what services would best meet each individual child's needs.  Dr. Levine has provided these consultation/advocacy services to children in schools in Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, and West Virginia. 

Dr. Levine is also currently serving as the Disproportionality Project Facilitator for Anne Arundel County Public Schools. In this role, he has been leading a process to develop a system of interventions designed to address factors that have led to the disproportionate representation of African American students receiving special education services.  

Other highlights of his career include:

  • strategic involvement in the development of 7 schools designed to serve children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders
  • developing a therapeutic outdoor adventure program for students who were residents at The Jefferson School. Students in the program participated in whitewater kayaking, rock climbing, orienteering, and camping.  This experience has helped in his development of the Time Out from School Program at Valley Mill Camp.
  • serving as a consultant for juvenile detention centers and residential treatment facilities for various projects.  One of his most recent projects is as the Project Coordinator in connection with the  University of Oregon and in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services to facilitate the implementation of a research study on the effectiveness of a social skills/employability curriculum for incarcerated youth.

Dr. Levine is the co-author of School Success for Kids with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (2010).  In addition, Dr. Levine has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Hood College in Frederick, MD and The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Dr. Levine received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland. He received an M.A. in Special Education, an Ed.S in Career Transition and Assessment, and an Ed.D in Education Leadership all from The George Washington University.  

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Dr. Levine has co-authored a book  School Success for Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, which includes strategies for working with kids with Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, and Mood Disorders. It is described as "an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, and clinicians alike" by Stuart R. Varon, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.  Purchase your copy today.

The Department of Special Education and Disability Studies of the George Washington Graduate School of Education and Human Development presented the 2012 Rita Ives Award to Dr. Levine in recognition of outstanding performance as a professional in the field of emotional and behavioral disabilities.