EXECUTIVE TEAM


Meet the dedicated, innovative, and student-driven administrative team that ensures every child is treated with dignity at the Autism Academy. Our executive team serves a vital role in advancing our vision, mission, and philosophy. This hardworking, dependable, and passionate group of leaders work together to meet the ongoing needs of schools for Autism in Arizona.

Our executive team has worked hands-on with children with autism. They have acknowledged the limited resources provided to such students, and labored sacrificially to bridge educational gaps. By incorporating unique teaching techniques with a passion for quality education, the team has advanced a new narrative for educating children with Autism. Together, our executive team has launched three Arizona campuses located in Gilbert, Tempe, and Peoria.

The executive team understands that every principal, teacher, and staff member are important pieces of the puzzle. Other critical components include pieces like supportive parents and guardians, academic curriculum, transition models, and so much more. The executive team navigates the puzzle in effort to provide the highest quality of education. If you want your child with autism in a safe and productive learning environment, contact the Autism Academy – enrollment limited to available seating, call today to learn more.

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Shannon Mitchell

Development Director

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Jenny Durant

Operations Director

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Graham Newcomb

Marketing Director


ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM


We think each student needs an individual technique to help him/her excel. Our teachers are just as unique and well rounded. Despite the difficulties of teaching, our team tackles the challenges of caring for children with autism. They utilize multiple teaching techniques to encourage all students to learn the best way possible.

We hire our teachers based on education, experience, professionalism, and compassion for children. Every teacher is an important piece to our puzzle. Our teachers are patient, reliable, and passionate about teaching. Without these qualities, our academy would not be the best among autism schools in the state.

Our individualized teaching techniques navigate our students on the road to success.
Children are our first priority. We are determined to ensure each child has the tools needed to excel academically and socially. Our staff offers unending support, while encouraging, challenging, and valuing hard work. We provide children with a well-rounded curriculum mixed with learning and laughter.

We value the spirit of excellence and compassion in our teachers, because without them as pieces to our puzzle, learning would be less fulfilling to the children we teach. Learn more about our A+ Academy, and our teachers today, click here to contact us now!

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LORIE CRABTREE

HR Generalist

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SABRINA VIETH

Administrative Assistant

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Kym Wilbur

Administration Assistant

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REBECCA PAWLOWSKI

Behavior Specialist

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GENA HORN

Peoria Office Manager

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BARBARA CURTIS

Gilbert Office Manager

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ABBY TIMM

Speech Language Pathologist

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TAYLOR BATES

Mentor/Lead Trainer


GILBERT CAMPUS


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DERRICK JAMERSON

Gilbert Principal

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YVONNE HERNANDEZ

Gilbert Teacher


TEMPE CAMPUS


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SUSAN FLOYD

Tempe Teacher

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Leslie Dille

Tempe Teacher

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LAUREN NORMAN

Tempe Teacher

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JENNY SEVIER

Tempe Teacher

REBECCA KOWAL

Tempe Teacher 

DENISE SANETRA

Tempe Teacher


PEORIA CAMPUS


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SHAWN U. DAVIS

Peoria Principal

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JAMIE SOWDER

Peoria Teacher

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Peoria Teacher

ALEX LADENSACK

Peoria Teacher