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Educational Support

Bonnie Lopez

Educational Support- Resource Room

Bonnie is recently retired after almost 40 years a psychiatric Nursing and she is excited to be joining Academy School as my grandson Ivan graduated 6th grade last June and my granddaughter Maeve is starting kindergarten here. My passions are my grandchildren Ivan and Maeve , swimming ,Rhode Island beaches and my pit bull Lexi .

David Longsmith

Educational Support - Technology

David joined the District to provide technology support across multiple schools in 2020. He supports students, teachers and staff and myriad devices at Academy Elementary and Vernon Elementary. A BUHS grad (Class of 85) and holder of a bachelors degree in Media Studies from Hunter College, David brings decades of computer software and hardware support and extensive customer service serving local, community, national and international individuals.

Emma King-Clay

Educational Support - Resource Room

Emma is a special educator at Academy School who works with first and second grade students. In 2022, she graduated with a masters in special education from Keene State College. She was lucky enough to intern here at Academy during that time, where she fell in love with the school and the town of Brattleboro! She previously received her Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education from KSC where she gained knowledge and experience about the development and education of young children. She feels lucky to continue her work with young children in a primary school setting.
Emma has worked with a range of ages of students from newborns up to high schoolers. When Emma is not teaching, she loves hiking, reading, and collecting mugs from places that she visits!

Eric Denette

Educational Support- STEP

Eric is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Heather Day

Educational Support- Resource Room

Heather Day is entering her 21st year as a special educator working with students in grades K-6.
She earned her undergraduate degree in English & Politics at Mount Holyoke College and began her teaching career with Teach for America in Miami, Florida in 2003. She has since taught in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas and recently moved back to her home state of Vermont in 2018. She has spent the last five years teaching in WSESU and is joining Academy School this year.
Her passion is finding new and inventive ways to help all children reach their highest potential academically, socially, and emotionally to enable them to become independent adults who are active members of their communities and life-long learners.

Jarrod Price

Educational Support- STEP

Jarrod is a STEP Para

Jill McColgan

Educational Support- Outreach Coordinator

Jill is our Outreach Coordinator.

Margo Lafland

Educational Support- STEP

Margo is a STEP Para

Meg Boraski Quinn

Educational Support - Speech & Language

Hello Welcome to Speech and Language!

What is Speech and Language Therapy you ask?

The Speech and Language Therapy Program at Academy School provides services for eligible children in kindergarten through sixth grade. These services include:
• Identification - Screening students in the areas of articulation, language, listening, memory, problem solving, voice, fluency, and social language.
• Evaluation - Using Diagnostic and Dynamic Assessments to determine a child's strengths and needs to plan individual intervention programs.
• Intervention - Providing intervention to improve communication and learning in small group and/or individual sessions both in and out of the classroom.
• Consultation - Meet and discuss with parents and teachers their children's progress, and needs to provide instruction that promotes successful learning and communication.

Meg Boraski Quinn is the Academy School Speech-Language Pathologist. She came to Vermont from Saint Ambrose University in Davenport Iowa. She loves traveling and has lived in six different states. Before her journey landed her at Academy School, Meg did her clinicals in Denver Colorado, New Haven Connecticut, and Silvis Illinois. When she is not working she enjoys listening to podcasts, dancing, reading, and exploring new places.

She is excited to be at Academy School and would love to answer any questions she can.

Michelle Kuert

Educational Support- STEP

Michelle is a STEP Para

Monique Perreault

Educational Support- STEP

Monique is a STEP Para

Orly Hasbani

Educational Support - Academic Enrichment

Orly Hasbani began teaching in 2002 and has worked at Academy School since 2007. She taught third grade for many years but switched to teaching k-6 enrichment in the fall of 2017. Orly received her masters degree in education from Antioch University and a BS from Tufts University where she studied biology and music. She was also premed but happily changed course after getting her undergraduate degree and hasn't regretted it since. Orly works with students on challenging math problems, engineering, writing, and more. She focuses on project-based learning and strives to infuse independence and critical thinking in her students in all areas of the curriculum. When she's not at school, she enjoys hiking, painting, and reading.

The Academy School Health and Counseling Office provide high-quality comprehensive services to all students and families. Our aim is to address all aspects of health and wellness that effect your child, with the goal of promoting student self-advocacy skills, and positive social-emotional growth and development. We are always available to consult with parents and guardians and enjoy working as a team to foster a safe and respectful school climate at Academy School.

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