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Joel Luckey's Biography
Director of Noble County & Smith-Green

At Manchester College, I discovered my passion for working with students with Emotional Disabilities and behavioral challenges. Driven to understand human behavior more fully and learn approaches to create socially significant outcomes for students, I completed my Masters's degree at Ball State University in the Applied Behavior Analysis program under the leadership of Dr. Jerome Ulman. In 2013, I achieved my Board Certification in Behavioral Analysis under the supervision of Dr. Cathy Pratt, a nationally recognized behavior specialist, formerly the Executive Director of the IRCA, and now a researcher with the Irsay Institute. 


I began teaching with the Northeast Indiana Special Education Cooperative in 2006 at West Noble Middle School in the Emotional Disabilities program. In 2012, I transitioned to the High school Program at Central Noble High School. In the Fall of 2017, I began as a Behavioral Consultant. I ultimately became critically involved in establishing NEISEC's Behavioral Department as the Coordinator of Social Emotional and Behavior Services, realizing a fulfilling one of my primary career goals developing systems of support for learners with behavioral challenges that produce better outcomes for students once they reach adulthood. 


In my newest position with NEISEC as the Director of Special Education of Noble County, I feel blessed to have such a fulfilling career working with families and students every day. 

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