FACULTY & STAFF

Pinnacle faculty and staff work tirelessly to support each student to become an enthusiastic learner and an engaged member of the community. We are dedicated to creating a program individualized to meet each child’s academic and social needs.

 

Our staff is comprised of highly trained professionals with extensive teaching experience in special education, school counseling, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and classroom and behavior management.

 

LEADERSHIP TEAM

CHARLES MANOS, MS, EdS, LMFT

Interim Head of School and

Director of Education

HILLARY RUBIN-VENDITTO, MS,
LSSP

Middle School Division Leader

STEPHANIE KRIEGSMAN, MPS
 

Assistant Director of Education and

Lower School Division Leader

JENNA WYLIE, MS, CCC-SLP
 

High School Division Leader

SUNAN JONES, BA
 

Director of Enrollment

TEACHERS

ERICA CASINELLI, MEd

Middle School Social Studies Teacher

SHELDON GARTNER, MA

Music Teacher

CAITLIN KEARNEY, MA

Middle School Math Teacher

DEVORAH LOWENSTEIN, MS

Orton-Gillingham Associate

LIANA MAIALE, MS

Middle School English and Language Arts Teacher

KRISTIN MORRELL, MS

High School English and Language Arts Teacher

STEPHANIE REIN, EdD

Learning Specialist

ADAM SLANSKY, MS

Lower School Teacher

JANE TURNER, BA

Permanent Substitute Teacher

MIRANDA FERGUS, MA

Art Teacher

CYNTHIA GUIDOTTI, MAT

Physical Education & Health Teacher

MICHAEL KELLY, MEd

High School Science Teacher

MICHAEL LUETJEN, BS

Technology Teacher

ROBERT MOORE, MEd

High School Science Teacher

MORGAN OLMSTEAD, MSEd

Instructional Coach

SHAQUISHA ROGERS, MA

Lower School Teacher

ERIN STEIMLE, MAT

Lead Math Teacher and High School Math Teacher

JOHN WEAVER, BS

Middle School Science Teacher

JOANNE GALLIE, MA Ed

Lead Teacher, English and Language Arts (ELA) and High School ELA Teacher

KANAKO ITANO-MALSTROM, BA

Japanese Teacher

DONNA LOPEZ, MS

Culinary Arts Teacher

CECILIA MADDEN, MA

High School Spanish and History Teacher

KATE MORIN, MSEd

Lower School Teacher

MARC PAPINI, MSEd

Lower School Teacher

LINDSAY SCAVONE, MS

High School History Teacher

CEZANNE STRATE, MST

Middle and High School Teacher

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

DEEPTHI GOPI, BE, MS

IT and PowerSchool Administrator

BRENDA GROVER

Events and Administrative Coordinator

LORI HYL

Administrative Coordinator

 
 

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL TEAM

KAITLAN BARRETT, MS

Senior Social-Emotional Coach

KATHRYN CROSBY, MSW

High School Social Worker

ASHLEY FIORITA, MS

College and Career Counselor

CHAD MESISCO, MEd

Social-Emotional Coach

ONYX VELEZ, BS

Social-Emotional Coach

SARAH BINIASZ, MEd

School Clinician

PHIL DINOTO, BS

Social-Emotional Coach

JEFFREY HARRIS, MS, LCP

School Clinician

WENDY MISLE, MS, RBT

Social-Emotional Coach

KEARA CONWAY, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

MIA ELLIOTT, BA

Social-Emotional Coach

MARIANA LÓPEZ, BA

Social-Emotional Coach

BRITTNEY O'ROURKE, MS, MS

Senior Social-Emotional Coach

 

NURSE

JOANN NOVAK, RN

Nurse

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS

ALYSSA FINGER, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

GABRIELLE LABELLA, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

 

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS

SANAA KEITH, BS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

AMANDA SCIOLA, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

The Pinnacle School does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by CT state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. The Pinnacle School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and equal access to Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. Inquiries should be directed to Greenwich Education Group's Title IX Coordinators, Lewis Brey, Senior Director of Human Resources and Internal Counsel, lbrey@greenwichedgroup.com, or Jen Ryan, Human Resources and Benefits Manager, jryan@greenwichedgroup.com, 201 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06905, 203-661-1609.