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Education specialist

Anita J. Behn, American education specialist. Licensed teacher social studies.


Behn, Anita J. was born on June 27, 1938 in Batavia, New York, United States. Daughter of Abraham Chaim and Rose (Barsuk) Davidovitz.


Bachelor, Syracuse University, 1959. Master of Arts, State University of New York, Albany, 1974.


Social services case worker, Erie County Department Social Superior vena cava syndrome, Buffalo, New York, 1959-1960;technical editor, General Electric, Syracuse, New York, 1960-1961;teacher, Hebrew Academy of the Capital District Public Schools, Albany, 1974-1976;coordinator services, Education Bureau, New York State Museum, New York State Education Department, Albany, 1976-1988;education specialist, New York State Education Department, Albany, since 1988. Board directors Schenectady (New York) Headstart, Parenting Education Network, Albany. Member Museum Educators Association, Washington, 1987-1991.


  • Licensed teacher social studies.


  • Other Work

    • Columnist: Albany Times-Union, 1976-1992. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Active Temple Israel, 1969-1989, board education Parent-Teachers Association board 1972-1982. Leader Girl Scouts American, Guilderland, New York, 1972-1974. Various board positions including associate director, assistant director Capital District New York State Parent-Teachers Association, 1972-1982.

Public relations chair McKownville (New York ) Improvement Association, 1979-1981. Poll watcher, vote observer Albany (New York ) League of Women Voters, since 1988. Active Congregation Agudat Achim, since 1990, board member, 1991-1992.

Member American Association of University Women (vice president 1991-1992), New York State Alliance for the Arts, Capital District Association for Education Young Children, Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: traveling, gardening, reading, swimming, walking.


Married Melvyn Lawrence Behn, September 5, 1960. Children: Michael Irwin, Philip Scott, Sharon Faith.

Abraham Chaim Davidovitz

Rose (Barsuk) Davidovitz

Melvyn Lawrence Behn

Michael Irwin Behn

Philip Scott Behn

Sharon Faith Behn