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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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Kelli De Rosa, MA, BCBA - Assistant Clinical Director and Director of Bridge Outreach Program
Ms. De Rosa is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who holds a Masters of Arts in Special Education from Caldwell College. She has been working with individuals with autism since 2004 and has been a part of the REED Academy team since 2007. In addition to being assistant clinical director and a classroom consultant, Ms. De Rosa oversees The Bridge Program @ REED Academy. 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. Ms. De Rosa is currently heading a research project to help increase language and communication of individuals with autism. For information on The Bridge Program @ REED Academy please email Ms. De Rosa at firstname.lastname@example.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.
Kimberly Good, M.A. - Classroom Consultant
Kim began working at REED in 2006 as an instructional aide. After working as an instructor for 5 years, she became a classroom consultant in 2011. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Special Education from Caldwell College and is a certified special education teacher. She is currently enrolled at Hunter College where she will complete the ABA coursework required to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Tracy Lizotte, MS - Classroom Consultant
Ms. Lizotte is a certified special education teacher and a classroom consultant in our oldest classroom. She holds a Masters of Science in Education from Long Island University. She has completed her coursework at Florida Institute of Technology, that is required to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam.
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 - Classroom Consultant
Ms. Kelly is a certified special education teacher and also holds her K-5 elementary education certification. She is currently attending Caldwell College where she is pursuing her Master of Arts degree in Special Education. Ms. Kelly plans to enroll in an ABA certification program after completion of her Masters this Spring.
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.