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

C.Manos.jpg

CHARLES MANOS, MS, EdS, LMFT

Head of School and

Director of Education

J.Wylie.jpg

JENNA GISONDI, MS, CCC-SLP
 

High School Division Leader

S.Kriegsman.jpg

STEPHANIE KRIEGSMAN, MPS
 

Assistant Director of Education and

Lower School Division Leader

H.Rubin-Venditto.jpeg

HILLARY RUBIN-VENDITTO, MS,
LSSP

Middle School Division Leader

S.Jones.jpg

SUNAN JONES, BA
 

Director of Enrollment

TEACHERS

E.Casinelli.jpeg

ERICA CASINELLI, MEd

Middle School Social Studies Teacher

J.Gallie.jpg

JOANNE GALLIE, MA Ed

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

K.Itano-Malstrom.jpg

KANAKO ITANO-MALSTROM, BA

Japanese Teacher

R.Kelly.jpeg

ROBERT KELLY, BS

Math Teacher

D.Lopez2.JPG

DONNA LOPEZ, MS

Culinary Arts Teacher

C.Madden.jpeg

CECILIA MADDEN, MA

High School Spanish and History Teacher

M.Olmstead.jpg

MORGAN OLMSTEAD, MSEd

Instructional Coach

S.Rogers.jpg

SHAQUISHA ROGERS, MA

Lower School Teacher

E.Steimle.jpg

ERIN STEIMLE, MAT

Lead Math Teacher and High School Math Teacher

J.Weaver.jpg

JOHN WEAVER, BS

Middle School Science Teacher

T.Eddis.jpg

TIM EDDIS, MSEd

Lower School Teacher

S.Gartner.jpg

SHELDON GARTNER, MA

Music Teacher

C.Kearney.jpg

CAITLIN KEARNEY, MA

Middle School Math Teacher

J.Kuritzky.jpeg

JAY KURITZKY, MST

Math Teacher

Read More
D.Lowenstein.jpg

DEVORAH LOWENSTEIN, MS

Orton-Gillingham Associate

L.Maiale.jpg

LIANA MAIALE, MS

Middle School English and Language Arts Teacher

M.Papini.jpg

MARC PAPINI, MSEd

Lower School Teacher

L.Scavone.jpg

LINDSAY SCAVONE, MS

High School History Teacher

C.Strate.jpg

CEZANNE STRATE, MST

Middle and High School Teacher

E.Wright.png

ERIKA WRIGHT, MA

English Teacher

M.Fergus.jpeg

MIRANDA FERGUS, MA

Art Teacher

C.Guidotti.jpg

CYNTHIA GUIDOTTI, MAT

Physical Education & Health Teacher

M.Kelly.jpg

MICHAEL KELLY, MEd

High School Science Teacher

M.Kyek.jpeg

MATTHEW KYEK, MA

English Teacher

Read More
M.Luetjen.jpg

MICHAEL LUETJEN, BS

Technology Teacher

R.Moore.jpg

ROBERT MOORE, MEd

High School Science Teacher

S.Rein.jpg

STEPHANIE REIN, EdD

Learning Specialist

A.Slansky.jpg

ADAM SLANSKY, MS

Lower School Teacher

J.Turner.jpg

JANE TURNER, BA

Permanent Substitute Teacher

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

B.Grover.JPG

BRENDA GROVER

Events and Administrative Coordinator

L.Hyl.jpg

LORI HYL

Administrative Coordinator

 
 

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL TEAM

L.Albee.png

LAURA ALBEE, DSW, LCSW, BCBA, LBA

Consulting BCBA

K.Conway.jpg

KEARA CONWAY, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

M.Elliot.jpg

MIA ELLIOTT, BA

Social-Emotional Coach

J.Harris.jpg

JEFFREY HARRIS, MS, LCP

School Clinician

W.Misle.jpg

WENDY MISLE, MS, RBT

Social-Emotional Coach

K.Barrett.jpg

KAITLAN BARRETT, MS

Senior Social-Emotional Coach

K.Crosby.jpg

KATHRYN CROSBY, MSW

High School Social Worker

A.Fiorita.jpg

ASHLEY FIORITA, MS

College and Career Counselor

M.Lopez.jpg

MARIANA LÓPEZ, BA

Social-Emotional Coach

B.O'rourke.jpg

BRITTNEY O'ROURKE, MS, MS

Senior Social-Emotional Coach

S.Biniasz.jpg

SARAH BINIASZ, MEd

School Clinician

P.Dinoto.jpg

PHIL DINOTO, BS

Social-Emotional Coach

K.Gourdene.jpeg

KEVIN GOURDINE, BSW

Social-Emotional Coach

Read More
C.Mesisco.jpg

CHAD MESISCO, MEd

Social-Emotional Coach

O.Velez.jpg

ONYX VELEZ, BS

Social-Emotional Coach

 

NURSE

Joann Novak.png

JOANN NOVAK, RN

Nurse

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS

A.Finger.jpg

ALYSSA FINGER, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

G.LaBella.JPG

GABRIELLE LABELLA, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

 

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS

F.Poteet.jpeg

FRANCES POTEET, PhD, MSS, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

A.Sciola.jpg

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 in his absence, to Helen Ong, Human Resources and Benefits Manager, hong@greenwichedgroup.com,  201 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06905, 203-661-1609.