ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM


The Administrative Team at Autism Academy work collaboratively to maintain the everyday operations of each campus for an efficient and safe school environment for our staff and students.

REBECCA STRAUSS

Financial Control Manager

JOHN BALTZLEY

Chief Technology Officer

KRISTIN KENNEDY

HR Generalist

KYM WILBUR

Funding Specialist

KIMBERLY BALTZLEY

Enrollment Specialist

SABRINA VIETH

Administration Assistant

LIZ KOPLON

Administration Assistant

SAMANTHA GOWENS

Administration Assistant

NANCY JONES

HR Assistant

ZACHARY GIOVANELLI

Digital Marketer

JUAN RAMIREZ

Marketing Coordinator


At AAED, we seek to hire those with a passion and heart for our kids. Our teachers and therapists are certified and trained to teach students with learning differences. We believe that on-going professional development and job-related trainings, both in and out of the classroom, are key to our employees feeling valued and confident. Our organization understands that improving staff skills and knowledge is one of the most important investments that we can make. Every child can learn and be successful, some just learn differently. That’s why we are committed to ensuring our staff is trained in the latest evidence-based practices for students with autism.

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SPECIALISTS & THERAPISTS


ABBY TIMM

Speech Language Pathologist

REBECCA PAWLOWSKI

Board Certified Behavior Analyst / Certified Autism Specialist

TAYLOR JACOBS

Mentor/Lead Trainer

JULIE SULLIVAN

Teacher Trainer

KALONA NEWCOMB

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

NARGIS AREFI

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant 

MELISSA MEDEIROS

Occupational Therapy Assistant (Chandler & Tempe)

TERI HERN

Speech Language Therapist (Chandler & Tempe)

TINA HILL

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

SHANNON DAVIES

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

MICHELLE DUCAT

Occupational Therapy Assistant (West Valley)

MARISSA REGOLE

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant (Tucson)

SHANANDA RICHARDS

Occupational Therapy Assistant (Tempe, Chandler & Tucson)

ELIANITA DE PAULA

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant (Tempe & Chandler)


SPECIALS TEACHERS


TREVAIA DAVIS

P.E. Teacher (Chandler & Tempe)

AMY FLOYD

Art Teacher (Tempe)

DANIELLE HANSEN

Music Teacher (West Valley)

CHELCEE AVIS

Art Teacher (West Valley & Chandler)

JOSEPH ARICK

Music Teacher (Chandler & Tempe)

ERIN CANTONI

Computer Science Teacher (Tempe)

ROBERT GARY

Computer Science Teacher (Tempe)


CHANDLER CAMPUS


JENNY SEVIER

Assistant Director

TYLA KHAWALOUJIAN

Chandler Office Manager

CHRISTIE HASENWINKEL

Coach/ Reading Interventionist

YVONNE HERNANDEZ

Chandler Lead Teacher

MICHAEL HOWLAND

Chandler Teacher

ROXI DURANT

Chandler Teacher

AUBREY MONTERO

Chandler Teacher

MONICA MERRIMAN

Chandler Teacher

KRISTINE REGALADO

Chandler Teacher

COLLEEN KUDLA

Chandler Teacher

MARY HOREISH

Chandler Teacher

DAVID DICKERSON

Chandler Teacher

GILLIAN THOMPSON

Chandler Teacher

RACHEL TORNE

Chandler Teacher

CASSANDRA WHITESIDE

Chandler Teacher


TEMPE CAMPUS


KATIE NIEDER

Tempe Director

DARNELL CHERRY

Tempe Dean

JAZZ LINDLEY

Tempe Office Manager

JANET OSTER

Tempe Office Assistant

ROXIE VAN DER MEERSCHE

Tempe Office Assistant

DENISE SANETRA

Tempe Teacher

ELIZABETH ULRICH

Tempe Teacher

CHERYL MALTESE

Tempe Teacher

KIMBERLY LENHART

Tempe Teacher

JUSTIN COTHRUN

Facilities Manager/ Explorer Teacher

SUSAN FLOYD

Tempe Teacher

LESLIE DILLE

Tempe Teacher

LESLIE HUFFMAN

Tempe Teacher

RONALD BURD

Tempe Teacher

TYLER KNOWLES

Tempe Teacher

KALINA NEWCOMB

Tempe Teacher

MERIDETH BROWN

Tempe Teacher

MADISON RICHARDS

Tempe Teacher

DIANA RAMIREZ

Tempe Teacher

WEST VALLEY CAMPUS


CARRIE HATANAKA

West Valley Director

GENA HORN

West Valley Office Manager

BARBARA CURTIS

Operations / HR Assistant

JAMIE SOWDER

Academic Adviser

ALEX LADENSACK

West Valley Lead Teacher

RAQUEL YEE

West Valley Teacher

BREANNE JOJOLA-SMITH

West Valley Teacher / Board Certified Behavior Analyst

KAREN DURST

Transition Coordinator

NICHOLAS PITERA

West Valley Teacher

SARAH PRATT

West Valley Teacher

DANETTE DIAZ

West Valley Teacher

ASHLEE LOWMAN

West Valley Teacher

CHRISTOPHER FRENCH

West Valley Teacher

MATTHEW HILL

West Valley Teacher

TUCSON CAMPUS


MELISSA SNYDER

Tucson Office Manager

KENYA PERKINS

Tucson Teacher

HAILEY PIANICO

Tucson Teacher

ELAINE KORNFIELD

Tucson Teacher

LYNDSEY TRENKA

Tucson Teacher

KILEY DISTENFANO

Tucson Teacher