RDS Administration, Faculty & Staff


Edith Ben Ari
Executive Director
Stefani Wulkan
Lead Teacher / Assistant Director
Polly Mayer
M.Ed., ET/P, Clinic Director
Jessica Baiocchi
Director of Admissions & Financial Aid
Donnell Thomas
Dean of Students
Marlen Valle
Front Office Coordinator

Faculty & Teaching Associates

Megan Almada
Middle School Math Teacher
Emma Ammirati
5th Grade Teacher
Hillary Cohen
3rd Grade Teacher
Valerie Cordes
Middle School Science Teacher
Melissa Flores
Physical Education Teacher
Nicolette Hagstrom
Middle School Writing Teacher
Kaitlin Higuera
5th Grade Teacher
Hailey Laws
Middle School Reading Teacher
Mark Lopez
Middle School History Teacher
Kimberly San Gabriel
After School Program Coordinator & Teaching Associate

Rebecca Berreman
Teaching Associate
Christin Carmans
Teaching Associate
Robert Chapelle
Teaching Associate
Zuleima Marquez
Teaching Associate
Jamie Riley
Teaching Associate
Josh Schmidt
Teaching Associate
Kimberly Welle
Teaching Associate
Alson Yeung
Teaching Associate

Art & Music

Nancy Jones
Art Teacher
Josh Schmidt
Music Teacher

Specialists On-Site

Zell Nathenson
Speech and Language Pathologist
Sarah Wheeler
Educational Psychologist/Social Skills Groups
Stacey Outten
Individual Psychotherapy/Social Skills Groups
Liz Isono
Occupational Therapist