About REED

Our Faculty

Exceptional. Dedicated. Admirable.

Administrative Staff

Jill Nadison - Executive Director
Ms. Nadison spent the past 20 years in Marketing with a focus on Marketing Operations, Corporate Events, Training and Change Management. Ms. Nadison has had a long history with the REED families since REED first began and served on REED's Board of Directors. Email Ms. Nadison at jnadison@reedacademy.org.

Leah Fanning, MA - Principal
Ms. Fanning is the principal at REED Academy. She holds a Masters' degree in Educational Administration from Caldwell College and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from William Paterson University. She also has special education, general education, and supervisory certifications. Ms. Fanning has completed research on the revision of the supervision and evaluation protocol at REED. Ms. Fanning is currently working towards obtaining her doctorate from Seton Hall University. Email Ms. Fanning at leah@reedacademy.org.

Carole Deitchman, MA, BCBA - Clinical Director
Ms. Deitchman is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Ph.D. student in Applied Behavior Analysis at Caldwell College, where she is also an adjunct professor of Psychology. Among Carole’s many accomplishments, she has taught and worked with students of all ages (preschool to 21), developed programs for community and vocational skills using various technologies, created district-wide curricula for students with autism, prepared high school level students and families for transition to adult services and collaborated with community businesses to establish off-campus vocational training sites. Her research interests include the use of technology to teach people with autism to self-monitor their behavior and the use of discrimination training in the treatment of stereotypy. Email Ms. Deitchman at cdeitchman@reedacademy.org.

Kelli Fowler, MA, BCBA - Director of Bridge Outreach Program
Kelli is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who holds a Masters of Arts in Special Education from Caldwell University. In addition, she is a certified general/special education teacher. Kelli has been working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders for over 10 years. She developed the Bridge Program at REED Academy to expand the services available for the autism community and provide support within the home and community settings. The Bridge Program provides individualized home and community-based programming, consultation and therapy along with intensive training for families to help “bridge” the gap between school and community-based learning. For information on The Bridge Program @ REED Academy please email Kelli at kfowler@reedacademy.org.

Ben Donaghy - Classroom Consultant
Mr. Donaghy has been part of the REED faculty since 2005. He is a currently attending Felician College to obtain his Masters’ degree and certification in Special Education. Mr. Donaghy is also certified in Physical and Psychological Management Training and provides training to REED’s staff and parents.

Sarah Gilbert, M.Ed. - Classroom Consultant
Ms. Gilbert is a certified special education teacher. She holds a Master of Education degree in Special
Education from Boston University. Sarah is currently enrolled at Caldwell University completing the ABA
coursework required to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Shannon Monaghan - Classroom Consultant
Ms. Monaghan became a part of the REED Academy team as an instructional aide in 2005. During her tenure at REED, she has gained experience with a diverse range of ages before becoming a classroom consultant. Ms. Monaghan plans to pursue her Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Melissa Triana, MAT - Classroom Consultant
Ms. Triana has been part of the REED faculty since REED opened its doors in 2003. Ms. Triana is the classroom consultant for our preschool classroom. She holds certification as an elementary school teacher in grades K-5 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities. She obtained her Masters of Arts in Teaching degree from William Paterson University.

Maura Kelly, MA - Classroom Consultant
Ms. Kelly is a certified special education teacher and also holds her K-5 elementary education certification. Maura holds a Master of Arts degree in Special Education from Caldwell University. She is currently enrolled at Caldwell University completing the ABA coursework required to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Jaimie DeRosa, M.Ed. - Classroom Consultant
Ms. DeRosa is a certified special education teacher and also holds her K-5 elementary education certification. She holds a Master of Education degree in Special Education from Montclair State University. She is currently enrolled at Caldwell College where she will complete the ABA coursework required to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Kristina Iacovino, BCBA, M.A. - Classroom Consultant
Ms. Iacovino is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a Masters of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis fromGeorgian Court University. Kristina has been working with individuals with autism since 2006 and has been a partof the REED Academy team since 2011. Kristina brings a wide range of knowledge and skill to the administrative team at REED.

REED'S Teaching Staff
All classroom instructors, at a minimum, have bachelors' degrees. Currently over 75% of our classroom teachers are either actively pursuing advanced degrees or certifications in fields like Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education or already possess similar post-baccalaureate degrees.