Rebecca is presently employed by Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, beginning her seventh year as the community inclusion coordinator for MetroWest ABLE. As community inclusion coordinator, Rebecca serves as a facilitator between the families and MetroWest support agencies, helping to make connections and raise the level of inclusive programming, community-wide. She coordinates both family and educator workshops, shadow training for teens, babysitting training programs for teens interested in working with children with special needs, engages with synagogue inclusion committees and provides outreach and advocacy resources for individuals with special needs and their families in the community.
Rebecca Wanatick received her master’s degree in special education from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in both elementary and special education from University of Hartford. She began her professional career as a special educator in September 1991 and taught in the field of special education in the MA, FL and NJ public schools for 11 years prior to being home with her young children.
Rebecca has maintained her role in the teaching profession as a religious school educator for the past 12 years and has served as a program supervisor at Camp Deeny Riback for the previous seven summers.
Rebecca is married to her husband Michael for over 21 years and together they have two amazing sons.