Staff

Teachers 

Julia Gardella-Fortier has a Masters Degree in Early Childhood/Special Education from Fordham University. Julia is a certified teacher with a bachelors degree in Psychology. Prior to joining the team in 2011 she worked as a Special Education Preschool teacher in Manhattan for three years.

Sue Morgan is a certified teacher with a Masters Degree in Special Education. Prior to joining the team in 1999, Sue worked as an Early Intervention Teacher for the State of Connecticut and as a special education preschool teacher in Watertown, CT.

Lisa Vance is a certified teacher with a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education/Special Education. Prior to joining the team in 2007, Lisa worked as an Early Intervention Teacher for the State of Connecticut and as a special education preschool/kindergarten teacher in Region 15.

Kristine Vichiola is a certified teacher with a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education/Special Education. Kristine has recently finished her second degree in Education with a focus on Autism Spectrum and Developmental Delays.

Karen Wilson is a certified teacher with a Masters Degree in Special Education. Prior to joining the team in September 2004, Karen taught at the preschool level for eight years.

Related Staff

Liz DiBiase - Supervisor of Special Education 
Danielle Legnard - Principal 
Susan Budris - Director of Special Education 
Lois Brockmann - Physical Therapist 
Lisa Notti - Occupational Therapist 
Melissa Salierno - Speech Language Pathologist 
Katherine Coffey - School Social Worker 
Robin Lamontagne - School Nurse 
Ada Kristofak - Board Certified Behavior Analyst 
Bernadette Bryant - Special Education Secretary 
Barbara Barese - School Secretary

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