Educational Support

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.

Deb Moranski

Educational Support - Resource Room

Deb Moranski
Deb Moranski is a Special Educator at Academy School. She has worked at Academy School for many years with a passion to help children reach their potential and meet the general education expectations. Deb attended Saint Joseph College in West Hartford Connecticut with a degree in Special Education and Elementary Education. She started her career as a Special Educator teaching in an inner city school in Connecticut. She moved with her family to Vermont to raise their children. Deb strongly believes every child is capable of doing well and shining in the general education classroom.

Emma Adams

Educational Support- STEP

Emma is the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) at Academy School.

Emma King

Educational Support - Resource Room

Emma is the kindergarten and first grade special educator at Academy school. In 2022, she graduated from Keene State College with a masters of education in special education. 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. She hopes to also some day teach college students. When Emma is not teaching, she loves hiking, walking, and collecting mugs from places that she visits!

Ethan Jackson

Educational Support - STEP

Ethan Jackson is the STEP case manager for Academy. This is Ethan’s second year as an teacher at Academy and his 7th year as a teacher in special education. Ethan is from Indianapolis, Indiana and moved to Brattleboro in 2019. Ethan received his bachelor's from Ball State University in Deaf Education and Special Education and his masters from Bowling Green State University in Cross Cultural and International Education. Before he became a teacher, Ethan worked as an ABA therapist under the supervision of a BCBA. Ethan also spent 2 years as a Deaf Education teacher in Kenya with the Peace Corps. Ethan is passionate about disability rights and hopes to study this more in the future.

Jarrod Price

Educational Support- STEP

Jarrod is a STEP Para

Jasmine Marrero

Educational Support- STEP

Jasmine is a STEP Para

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.