Christy Miller is a two time graduate of the College of Saint Rose with a dual degree BS in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education as well as a MSEd in Professional Special Education. She has 17 years of experience in early childhood education ranging from teaching in specialized residential treatment settings, private, and public schools to in home settings as a residential habilitation provider, behavior specialist, and early interventionist. Christy grew up in the Pittsburgh area, but spent 13 years living in upstate NY. Since relocating back to the Pittsburgh area, her focus has been on assisting families and programs in supporting all areas of development for the children they care for through her work with Early Intervention Specialists, Inc. as a Special Instructor. Her specialties include inclusive education, behavior management, and supporting children with autism. Volunteering as the Lending Toy Coordinator with the Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library allows Christy to manage and curate items for the lending collection while teaching the local community about the importance of play on early development. She lives in the Pittsburgh area with her husband, four children, cat, and chickens. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, reading, and gardening.