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

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CHARLES MANOS, MS, EdS, LMFT

Head of School and

Director of Education

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JENNA GISONDI, MS, CCC-SLP
 

High School Division Leader

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STEPHANIE KRIEGSMAN, MPS
 

Assistant Director of Education and

Lower School Division Leader

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RACHEL LOMBARDO, MAT


Middle School Division Leader

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SUNAN JONES, BA
 

Director of Enrollment

TEACHERS

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VICTORIA ARRIGO, MSEd

Learning Specialist

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MIRANDA FERGUS, MA

Art Teacher

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KANAKO ITANO-MALSTROM, MEd

Japanese Teacher

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MARIANA LÓPEZ, BA

Middle School Science Teacher

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LIANA MAIALE, MS

Middle School English and Language Arts Teacher

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ALEXANDER ROCHA

Technology Teacher

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ADAM SLANSKY, MS

Lower School Teacher

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MIRANDA SULLI, MS

Middle School Math Teacher

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ERIKA WRIGHT, MA

English Teacher

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JULIANNA CAPASSO

Lower School Teacher

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MARCI FORSLAND, JD, MSEd

High School English and Language Arts Teacher

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MICHAEL KELLY, MEd

High School Science Teacher

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MARIA LUTZ-GRILLO, MEd, MS

Reading Specialist

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ROBERT MOORE, MEd

High School Science Teacher

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LINDSAY SCAVONE, MS

High School History Teacher

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ERIN STEIMLE, MAT

Lead Math Teacher and High School Math Teacher

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CARRIE TAYLOR, MSEd

High School English and Language Arts Teacher

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SHANNON CARROLL, MEd

Middle School English & Language Arts Teacher

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BRIAN QUIRK, MAT

Physical Education Teacher

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ROBERT KELLY, BS

Math Teacher

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CECILIA MADDEN, MA

High School Spanish and History Teacher

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MORGAN OLMSTEAD, MSEd

Instructional Coach

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STEPHANIE SCHWADRON, MA

Lower School Teacher

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CEZANNE STRATE, MST

Middle and High School Teacher

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JANE TURNER, BA

Permanent Substitute Teacher

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

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BRENDA GROVER

Events and Administrative Coordinator

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LORI HYL

Administrative Coordinator

 
 

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL TEAM

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LAURA ALBEE, DSW, LCSW, BCBA, LBA

Consulting BCBA

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KATHRYN CROSBY, MSW

High School Social Worker

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ASHLEY FIORITA, MS

College and Career Counselor and Registrar

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BRITTNEY O'ROURKE, MS, MS

Senior Social-Emotional Coach

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ONYX VELEZ, BS

Social-Emotional Coach

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SARAH BINIASZ, MEd

School Clinician

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PHIL DINOTO, BS

Social-Emotional Coach

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CHAD MESISCO, MEd

Social-Emotional Coach

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SEAN SULLI

Social-Emotional Coach

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JUSTIN WASHINGTON

Social-Emotional Coach

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KEARA CONWAY, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

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MATTHEW FIORE

Culinary Arts Club Leader & Social Emotional Coach

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WENDY MISLE, MS, RBT

School Clinician

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XRISTO THEODORIDIS, BS

Social-Emotional Coach

 

NURSE

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JOANN NOVAK, RN

Nurse

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS

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GABRIELLE LABELLA, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

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KIMBERLY STEWART, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

 

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS

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MARY LIGUORI, MS, CCC-SLP
 

Speech-Language Pathologist

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FRANCES POTEET, PhD, MSS, MA, 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 Coordinator, Lewis Brey, Senior Director of Human Resources and Internal Counsel, lbrey@greenwichedgroup.com,  
201 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06905, 203-661-1609.