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Lasandra Stamper, M.Ed., BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

With a passion for forming highly creative environments that grant the space for personal success, critical engagement, and communal discovery, Lasandra Stamper founded Essential Beginnings. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over twenty years of expertise in Primary and Secondary Education, a large component of her research has been dedicated to formulating better classroom and home experiences for Black and Brown elementary school students. Lasandra's research interests pertain to neurodiversity, data forward assessments, and evidence-based treatment within mid-Atlantic urban school districts. This has drawn her to develop curricula and professional development workshops that support children’s successful educational attainment with holistic behavioral analysis.


In addition to empowering young people and elevating families through ABA therapy, Lasandra partners with institutions in response to her ability to innovatively advance strategic initiatives that are supported by ethical research, educational activism, and organizational leadership. Lasandra is attaining her Ph.D. in Psychology- Behavior Analysis Specialization at Capella University, (Minneapolis, MN). Lasandra is a 1997 graduate of Kean University; in 2012, she received her Masters in Educational Leadership Management and Policy from Seton Hall University, and in 2017, she received a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Pennsylvania State University.

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