Nancy A. Hinkley, MS Ed, CAS, is a Transition Specialist with the Mid-State Regional Partnership Center at Syracuse University.
Prior to joining the Mid-State team, Nancy was on program teaching faculty at Cornell University’s K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Employment and Disability Institute (YTI), housed in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations Extension Division. Ms. Hinkley joined YTI in 2005 following two decades in NYS professional practice as a secondary special educator, specializing in secondary special education instruction, program development, and school administration. She holds degrees and NYS permanent teaching certification in Special Education k-12, Elementary Education, and School District Administration. She also holds NYS permanent subject certification in Social Studies 7-12.
At YTI Nancy was most recently an associate serving NYSED’s Office of Special Education Partnership’s Data and Transition Technical Assistance Partnership Centers. Previously Nancy served at YTI as the Director of the NYS Education Department Transition Services Professional Development Support Center (TS-PDSC), providing professional development training, resources and technical assistance to the NYS Regional Transition Specialists in effort to improve adult outcomes for students with disabilities.
Nancy contributed six years of service as project director for NYS Partners in Policymaking, a blended online and in – person advocacy and leadership training program and graduate advocacy network for persons with developmental disabilities and their family members. Additionally, she conducted a study of the resource needs of adult siblings of persons with developmental disabilities and has presented nationally and internationally on issues including secondary transition, program and capacity development, and family engagement.
Ms. Hinkley is currently a doctoral candidate in Educational Theory, Practice, and Research at Binghamton University and serves on the board of the NYS Division on Career Development and Transition (NYS DCDT), a division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).