Educational Support

Bethany Connelly

Educational Support - STEP

Bethany Connelly is a BCBA who is joining the Academy team this year. Bethany got her start in education as a para educator for special education. After falling in love with special education post college graduation, Bethany sought an opportunity to earn her license in teaching and was accepted into Teach for America. While teaching high school special education in Memphis, TN Bethany earned her masters in Education. Bethany moved to VT to be closer to home and start a family and made the decision to take the leap into behavior analysis after 5 years of teaching. Bethany became a mother and a BCBA in 2019 and brings her love of music, the outdoors, and animals into the classroom every day.

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.

Mary Rodriguez

Educational Support -DHH Instruction

Mary has over 18 years of experience providing interpreting services and academic support for Deaf and hard of hearing students from pre-school through college. She has worked at Academy School for seven years. She works to provide the most effective communication access possible.

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.

Robin L'Etoile

Educational Support - Resource Room

Robin holds an Undergraduate Degree in Creative Writing from William Smith College in Geneva, NY; and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI. She has been working with children in some capacity for most of her life, including as a camp counselor, literacy tutor, and a special education para-educator prior to earning her Masters in 2009. In addition to her writing degree, she worked for several years in the banking and medical industries, and spent several years co-teaching or teaching high school math before coming to Academy. She lives on a farm in Northfield, MA with her husband, two children, two dogs and a rotating cast of falcons and hawks.

Shellie Doubleday

Educational Support - Planning Room

Shellie Doubleday is the Planning Room Supervisor and has worked for Academy School for the last 17 years. She received her Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential from BACB. She incorporates relationship-building and problem-solving, through such restorative methods as circles for teaching and conflict resolution with students. She works with Kindergarten-Sixth grade at Academy School.

Planning Room

Whitney Lynde

Educational Support - Resource Room

Whitney is one of the special educators at Academy School and works primarily with students in kindergarten and first grade. She feels very fortunate to have attended school in this district as a student and to now be able to return as a teacher.

Whitney holds undergraduate degrees from Elon University in special and elementary education. She also holds a master’s degree from Simmons College as a reading specialist and is an adjunct professor at Antioch University, co-teaching a literacy course.

Whitney’s goal for all of the students with whom she works is to encourage them to become lifelong learners by carefully selecting and differentiating curricula to fit their individual learning needs. This is her seventh year working at Academy School and she couldn’t imagine a more collaborative, engaging and exciting place to work!

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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