Certified Special Education Professionals and Staff Members Teach and Support Students

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A fully integrated approach includes a complete staff of educators, clinicians, social workers, therapists, farm and wildlife experts, and outdoor specialists. Classroom teachers are certified special education professionals trained to address individual learning styles, as well as provide necessary therapeutic support.

Staff members are also trained in social skills development and behavior management techniques to assist students in self-regulation skills, and crisis prevention and intervention. Education and clinical staff participate in additional training and professional development opportunities, both on and off the Green Chimneys campus, on an ongoing basis.

School Administration

John Sasso, Principal – Brewster Campus

Jerry Newell, Director of Education – Clearpool Campus

Thomas Boyle, Dean of Students and Supervising Teacher, High School Brewster Campus

Jennifer Boyle, Supervising Teacher, Elementary School Brewster Campus

Amanda Gassner, Supervising Teacher, Middle School Brewster Campus

Patricia DeBiase, Guidance Counselor, High School Brewster Campus

Rachel Crognale, IEP Coordinator

Toni DeMato, Clinical Coordinator – Brewster Campus

Michelle Manzer-Barrera, Clinical Coordinator and Admissions – Clearpool Campus


Clinical Support

Dr. Steven Klee, Associate Executive Director, Clinical & Medical Services

Myra Ross, Admissions Director/Clinical Coordinator

Dr. Jay Davidowitz, Senior Supervising Psychologist

Dr. Robyn Haertel, School Psychologist – Clearpool Campus

Dr. Jessica Hartman, School Psychologist – Brewster Campus

Nicole Legname, School Psychologist – Clearpool Campus

Kristin Licardi, Director, Social Services

Melissa Coyle, Social Work Supervisor, Residential Program

Jenna Eckna, Social Work Supervisor, Residential Program

Jessica Werkhoven, Social Worker – Clearpool Campus

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