Cathy Pantelides

Extension Associate

201 Dolgen Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (516) 220-8710

Cathy Pantelides

Cathy Pantelides has been working in the field of special of education for over 33 years. She has been a classroom teacher, private school administrator, and Director of Special Education in two districts in Nassau County, Long Island. For the past 10 years, she served as Transition Specialist with the LI Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC). In this role, she provided professional development to school districts, agencies and families, in the region, to support students with disabilities from secondary to postsecondary settings. Cathy’s passion for improving post-school outcomes for all learners extends beyond Long Island. She is the President of the NYS Chapter of CEC’s Division on Career Development and Transition. Her goals include increasing the visibility and utility of NYS DCDT as the preeminent leader in current research and evidence-based programs and practices for promoting positive post-school success for all students. Further, NYS DCDT is also working to become your “go to” professional resource no matter what role you play in supporting our youth. Please go to to learn more about us and consider joining if you are not already a member.

Currently, Cathy is a Transition Associate for the NYSED Office of Special Education Partnership’s Transition Technical Assistance Partnership Center.


CUNY Queens College - Specialist Diploma - School Administration and Supervision 1990
New York University - Master of Arts - Special Education 1986
SUNY College at Buffalo - Bachelor of Science - Elementary and Special Education 1985, Magna cum laude

She holds the following certifications:
School District Administrator-permanent

Special Education K-12-permanent

Elementary Education N-6-permanent