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.

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

ALISA DROR,

PHD, BCBA

Head of School

KEARA CONWAY,

PSYD

Upper School Division Leader, Clinicial Psychologist

CHARLES MANOS,

MS, LMFT

Director of Education

SUNAN JONES,

BA

Director of Enrollment

STEPHANIE BIEBEL-KRIEGSMAN, MPS

Lower School Division Leader, Reading Specialist

CARLEEN WOOD,

M ED, CAS

Middle School Division Leader

 

TEACHERS

MICHELE AULENTI, MS, MAT

PE Teacher

CRAIG COLAVITO, MAT

Math Teacher

ANGELIQUE GRATHWOHL, MPS

Art Teacher

MICHAEL LARUSSO, MS ED

Social Study Teacher

MICHAEL LUETJEN

Technology Teacher

KATE MORIN, MS ED

Teacher

MARC PAPINI, MS ED

Teacher

ADAM SLANSKY, M ED

Teacher

CEZANNE STRATE, MST

Teacher

JOHN WEAVER, BS

Teacher

KRIS BAUMAN, MA

Teacher

LESLEY CRAIGIE, MMUS

Music Teacher

KERI KEAVENEY,  MA 

Teacher

DONNA LOPEZ

Culinary Arts Teacher

CECILIA MADDEN, MA

Teacher

KRISTIN MORELL, MS

Teacher

MICHELLE REXHOUSE, MS ED

Teacher

SAMANTHA STEELE

Teacher

ASHLEY TREAT, MAT, MA

Teacher

MINEKO CHIBA, MA

Japanese Teacher

JOANNE GALLIE, MA

Teacher

LINDSEY KRAUS, MS ED

Teacher

COURTNEY LAPAYOVER,  MS ED

Teacher

ROBERT MOORE, MED

Teacher

MORGAN OLMSTEAD, MS ED

Teacher

SARA ROBERTSON, MS ED

English Teacher

ERIN STEIMLE, MAT

Teacher

JANE TURNER, BA

Building Substitute Teacher

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

DEEPTHI GOPI, BE, MS

IT Administrator

BRENDA GROVER

Special Projects Administrator

LORI HYL

Administrative Coordinator

 

BEHAVIORISTS

KAITLAN GANNON, MS, BCBA

Senior Behaviorist

BRITTNEY O'ROURKE, MS, MS (ABA)

Senior Behaviorist

COUNSELORS & PSYCHOLOGISTS

 
  • KATHRYN CROSBY, MSW, LCSW

    Social Worker

  • ASHLEY FIORITA, MS

    College & Career Counselor

  • ASHLEY SASSO, MS, MS ED, PD, NCSP

    Psychologist

NURSE

 

JOANN NOVAK, RN

Nurse

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS

KERRY DOLAN, MS ED, COTA/L

Occupational Therapist

KIM STEWART, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

 

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL COACHES

PHIL DINOTO, BS, RBT

Social-Emotional Coach

MARIANA LÓPEZ, BA

Social-Emotional Coach

KATE DONOHOE, BA, RBT

Social-Emotional Coach

BRIANNE REARDON

Social-Emotional Coach

JAMES HUCKABEY

Social-Emotional Coach

WENDY MISLE, MS, RBT

Social-Emotional Coach

 

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS

SANAA KEITH, BS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

AMANDA SCIOLA, MS, CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

JENNA WYLIE, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

201 high ridge road

The Pinnacle School enables students in grades 2-12 with language-based learning differences to thrive through small class sizes, individualized academic programming, active problem-solving, and relationship building.

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201 High Ridge Road

Stamford, CT 06905

203.409.0068

info@thepinnacleschool.org

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