A Thank you from Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES

It gives us great pleasure to post a testimonial that Linda has received from Linda Felix, MSE Committee Chairperson at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES:


Linda Messbauer has been instrumental in helping our school at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES grow our Multi Sensory Environment over the past seven years. In 2005, we received a grant allowing us to purchase a few sensory devices. At that time I realized we needed a lot more information to go forward with the project.

Several members of our MSE committee attended Linda Messbauer’s vastly informative workshop in NYC that permitted us to get started. We learned everything from theory to practical use of equipment. Linda’s offers of help led us to consult with her numerous times at her site and at ours. She guided our MSE team diligently and methodically as we developed and expanded. She spent conference days training our staff and has always been more than generous with her time and expertise as a dedicated professional. Linda has been an essential asset to the development of our room.

As a result, our MSE committee wrote and received three more grants to enlarge and improve our space. We have conducted studies to support its use and have many more students enjoying its benefits every day. The MSE is now an integral part of the Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES program supporting our work with students with multiple disabilities.

Linda Felix
Teacher of the Visually Impaired
MSE Committee Chairperson
Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES
200 BOCES Drive
Yorktown Heights, New York 10598

Thanks very much to Linda Felix for allowing us to help her program grow and prosper!