MDT Highlight – Jaime Curley, Ed.D.
August 16, 2023
Children’s Cove has strong connections and relationships with hundreds of organizations across our community. Our Partnerships have developed through shared programming, education, awareness, and support services. These relationships are essential to our mission to support children who may be victims of crime. Across Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket, we count on dedicated individuals who know our process, and when needed, let us know how we can best support them. In our newsletter, we believe it’s important to highlight our partners. So, as parents and kids gear up for the beginning of a new school year, we thought the timing was right to feature one of our incredible school community partners, Dr. Jaime Curley.
Jaime is the Director of Special Education at Mashpee Public Schools and has served on Children’s Cove Advisory Council. For the last six years she has overseen special education programs in of the three schools in the district. Jaime supports teachers, students, and families to make sure all students receive an appropriate public education to ensure their success.
Jaime’s knowledge and dedication to student success has made her an invaluable partner to help Children’s Cove better understand the variety of challenges educators and districts face. She continuously provides invaluable insight into the ways we can provide support to those in need and has built connections for our team to ensure success with the Teen TASK Force, as well as several outreach and education initiatives.
A lifelong Cape Codder, Jaime grew up in Sandwich and currently lives there with her husband, three daughters (ages 19, 17, 14) and two dogs. Jaime graduated from Sandwich High School and attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she earned a B.A. in Psychology. Subsequently, she earned her Master of Education, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, and Doctorate in Education. Jaime has worked in public education for 24 years.
When you figure out what works for a student then that student can succeed because of it, there is nothing more rewarding to me!”
When considering her incredible successes and achievements, it is surprising to learn that working in education was never a part of Jaime’s professional plan. However, after college, when working as a paraprofessional in a school district, she immediately decided to spend her professional life working with children.
Seeing children overcome obstacles to find success, while building relationships with parents so they understand the many pathways to success special education programs offers their child, has shaped Jaime’s love of education. Her biggest reward is finding the right program – both behaviorally or academically, that fits the unique situation or challenge her students face.
The team at Children’s Cove appreciates all the work Jaime has done to support children in our community, her help assisting us with supportive services for child victims and strengthening our relationships with schools across our community. Jaime is an incredible advocate for children in our community. We thank her for all that she does!