Dr. Joanna Abramo

​​Dr. Joanna Abramo began her career in a special education classroom connecting with the students facing the greatest challenges.

Over the course of her two decades of experience, she has taught students in PreK-12 public schools and college-level students as a professor at public and private universities. As an administrator, she has overseen local education departments and worked on state level education policy.

Dr. Abramo earned a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Saint Peter’s University and holds her Master’s degree in Childhood Special Education and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Fordham University. She is certified by the State of New Jersey in Elementary Education, Students with Disabilities, Supervisor, Principal, and School Administrator, and a licensed career coach through the Board Certified Coach candidate and Rider University.

Using her skills as a Certified Professional of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Dr. Abramo coaches professionals throughout their careers, from landing their first job, leveling up to a leadership position, and making the transition to a whole new career track.

Dr. Joanna Abramo is certified and trained to help you succeed.

“I have twenty years of experience teaching students with challenging unique needs. I have the keys to unlock their success.”


Saint Peter’s University
Doctorate of Education
Fordham University
B.S. Psychology
Fordham University
M.S. Childhood Special Education


Rider University
Life and Career Coaching Organizational Leadership
New Jersey City University
Supervisor Certification
University of Colorado
Queering Identities LGBTQ+ Sexuality and Gender Identity Certificate
Society for Human Resources Management
Certified Professional
Rutgers University
Center for Executive Leadership in Government: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certificate
Center for Credentialing & Education
Board Certified Coach Candidate
New Jersey Department of Education
Elementary (K-6) Students with Disabilities Supervisor, Principal, School Administrator
“She has taught me new writing and study skills and we have great conversations.”
College Student
New York City

Diversity Statement

Abramo Advising is built on a foundation of ensuring all students have access to the opportunities for success. I apply my prior professional and personal experiences to create an environment that encourages collaboration and advocacy for all, using the latest systems and techniques to support diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Diversity in educational and professional settings depends on not only ensuring race, gender, religion, age, and sexual orientation are acknowledged, but also including people with physical, cognitive, mental health, learning, hearing, seeing, or communication impairments, and acknowledging there are both visible and invisible disabilities.  

Throughout my career, I have advocated for and executed initiatives and programs that promote the success of students with different needs. I launched Abramo Advising to ensure access and improve outcomes for all these students. For me, this commitment began on the personal level. I know first hand how having a family member with unique needs can impact their lives and the people around them. 

Striving towards inclusion is essential work, and we’re honored to have the opportunity to assist students with special needs.