COTTING SCHOOL ACCESS • SUPPORT • COLLABORATE
Cotting students experienced the opportunity to work with visiting artist, Sarah Haskell, on a community-woven art piece using mixed-media. This community weaving project is symbolic of our pedagogy and included all members of our school community working together, crafting representations of themselves to be placed on or woven into the finished art piece. The finished Cotting School Mandala is on permanent display at Cotting School and elements of it are featured as design elements throughout this book.
At Cotting School we use Social Media to share information, pictures and stories of the many academic and extra-curricular activities that happen each day. Look for links to our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds at the bottom of our web site, cotting.org. Find even more of our content by searching our hashtags, such as #CottingSchool, or other hashtags found in this book. Log onto your favorite apps and use the search bar to enter a hashtag. Have fun and engage with us. We love the interactive aspect of social media!
Cotting School is alive with collaboration, determination, and learning! Many threads of experience and expertise are woven together to create the fabric of our school community, providing students with seamless support to reach their goals. Evidence of this interweaving comes alive in the pages that follow. Fundamental to our roots as an historic special education school is our conviction in the abilities of our students. We specialize in breaking down barriers to education by providing a highly individualized special education curriculum, as well as coordinated and integrated therapies and medical services to support our students as they achieve their goals.
Cotting is a place of many paths where students pursue academic, vocational, and life-skill interests supported by dedicated professionals working together to make each studentâ€™s program successful. Our students are known for their ability to seek opportunities, communicate, master curriculum, advocate, and explore a variety of classroom, community, and extra-curricular settings. We celebrate each studentâ€™s ability to triumph over obstacles and welcome you to visit us in person or on our website to see proof of our mission in action.
Leadership Highlights of 2017 Each September, students and staff return to campus enthusiastic to tackle their goals in the coming year. This year, with the launch of new programs for our oldest students, there was a special energy in the hallways. Thirty-four students entered our inaugural Capstone program. These 18 to 22-year-olds are experiencing highly individualized programming that combines targeted areas of vocational, academic, independent living, and other areas of transition that will best prepare them for transition to adulthood and their greatest level of independence. The young adults at HOPEhouse also have new programming choices. In addition to opportunities for work experiences and community college exposure, they can also take advantage of the Cotting Day program during the day while still living and learning at HOPEhouse. Regardless of how they spend their days, this growing group of young adults enjoys the opportunity to come together for a meal, work on important transition skills, engage in activities, share laughter, and support one another in reaching for their goals. For students who donâ€™t need everything the Cotting campus has to offer, Cotting Consulting continues to bring our expertise to 125 students in 23 districts. And when our team of five consultants are not facilitating curriculum access and independence to students and educators in their local classrooms, they are travelling across Massachusetts and the country to offer workshops to parents and professionals. Last year, the team was asked to present at more than ten industry conferences. Somehow,
they still found time to expand their practice of introducing new technology and solutions to our students. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education conducted their six-year review of the school this spring and came away incredibly impressed by the caliber of our programs, especially our remarkable faculty. These same faculty members continue to dedicate important professional time to developing our math, literacy, and science curricula and best practices for therapeutic interventions. As a team, we continue to identify ways to quantify our student outcomes in ways that meaningfully demonstrate the effort and commitment our students and staff put into every learning endeavor. We celebrated Cottingâ€™s hallmark collaborative style at the annual Burr Family Conference, Making Things Possible: Educating the Whole Child. Along with featuring other professionals in our field,
this conference allowed us to showcase the many ways our staff collaborate with one another, students and families to address the needs of the whole student. We deeply recognize your partnership in this mission. We value the time, interest and support you give us as we work with our students with special needs to achieve important academic milestones.
David W. Manzo, President, Cotting School
David C. Cushing, Chair, Board of Trustees
Working on Authentic Communication Skills Everyone at Cotting School works together to empower students to use their own voices to advocate and to be interactive communication partners. Teachable moments are found around every corner. Using students’ individual abilities and interests, Communication Therapists are part of the educational team, helping students develop skills that motivate and facilitate their participation in our education program. Communication Therapists evaluate and implement intervention plans and provide ongoing assessment across all areas of communication, such as receptive and expressive language, social communication, literacy, and AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). #HalleAtCotting “I became familiar with Cotting many years ago when a former student of mine transitioned out of the public school setting, and into Cotting. The growth in his skill set was incredible. Since Halle arrived at Cotting we have noticed the same growth in her skills. All teachers, therapists, aides and administrators hold high standards for Halle. In turn, Halle takes her job as a student seriously, surrounded with support she has begun to use her communication device in a more consistent and fluid way.” ~ Karma Paoletti, Halle’s Mom 100 % of our Communication Therapists are state and nationally certified speechlanguage pathologists and many are also nationally certified assistive technologists.
Friendship and Comradery are Found Here “Billy thrives in his environment at Cotting surrounded by supportive staff, from the classroom reading specialist to the coaches on the basketball court. He enjoys participating in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities with friends like Michael. He has formed amazing friendships with his peers and is succeeding in learning life lessons that cannot be taught.” ~ Susan and John Carroll, Billy’s Mom & Dad Cotting is a place where students learn what it is to be a friend and to have a friend. In addition to being a part of an academic community, students form friendships through working together. The interdisciplinary aspects of our program give students the chance to try out different experiences, have fun, and get to know a variety of their peers. This program design helps foster the social growth of our students. #BillyAtCotting #MichaelAtCotting Cotting students choose from more than 12 elective class offerings to match their interests and connect with a variety of students and teachers.
Classrooms embark on more than 30 community inclusion trips each year, allowing students to put their skills to work outside of Cotting classrooms.
Therapies Support Access to Participate and Learn Therapists at Cotting work as part of the multi-disciplinary team to maximize each student’s level of independence, support the educational program, and maximize each student’s ability within the classroom and/ or out in the community. Occupational Therapists work with students to make the curriculum accessible through adaptations made to the educational materials and to the classroom environment. #ThulasiAtCotting
“Nothing is seen separately at Cotting School! Several years ago, when Thulasi arrived, we saw right away that the Teachers, Assistants, Therapists, and Nurses are all aware of Thulasi’s goals and they work together to help her gain access to her environment, express her feelings and needs, and experience life and learning more fully.” ~ Meera Yuvaraj. Thulasi’s Mom 6
Visualizing a Path to a High School Diploma
“Working with teachers at Cotting School has revitalized Katie’s love for school. We’re a family that values education and we’ve hoped that our children will be lifelong learners. We’ve seen that the staff at Cotting shares our interest in supporting Katie, one hundred percent, in helping her reach her academic goals and so much more.” ~ Peter and Paulette Farmer, Katie’s Dad & Mom
87% of Cotting Students who chose to pursue a high school diploma have received one.
For some students receiving a high school diploma is a meaningful goal. The team of educators working with students at Cotting are able to skillfully navigate strict standardized testing regulations with each unique student in mind. When passing the MCAS or achieving a high school diploma is part of the equation for a student, focused collaboration and differentiated instruction help students learn the strategies they need to reach their goals as independently as possible. #KatieAtCotting
Health and Wellness to Support Academics Nurses promote and protect students’ optimal well-being, safety and full participation in the school program at Cotting. Open communication between nurses and families eases the transition from home to school, allowing students with complex medical needs to have the opportunity to participate fully in classes such as Science. Our uniquely designed Science curriculum is accessible to students with a range of goals. #AlexAtCotting “Alex’s class work and homework are differentiated to suit his learning style, which gives him the satisfaction of working, and finishing his work, independently. Alex has multiple, life-threatening medical challenges, and I view every minute I get to spend with him as precious time. Thanks to the way everyone at Cotting supports and structures things, Alex spends less time frustrated by school work and more time enjoying the opportunities for learning at Cotting, which gives us more opportunities for quality family time.” ~ Cathryn Kaner, Alex’s Mom
Cotting’s medical team of 7 Nurses work in concert with Teachers and Therapists to support medically complex students so that they can maximize learning time.
Experience Life and Learning Fully Cotting offers a nurturing environment where multi-age children can learn together and build relationships. It also offers a place where barriers are removed, and creative problem-solving occurs with the intelligent use of technology. In every classroom, even those designed for our youngest students, we put cutting-edge technology in place to unlock every student’s learning potential. #SavinaAtCotting “We are so impressed by Savina’s determination. When you pair that with the way her team at Cotting School works with her, we feel she is getting the strongest foundation possible for building her skills. She’s been introduced to a sophisticated communication device that is challenging her in a way that she can access, and equipping her with the ability to learn more as she continues to grow.” ~ Althea and John Ioakimidis, Savina’s Mom & Dad
A team of dedicated professionals ranging from lead Teachers and Program Assistants to Therapists and Nurses, work together to make each student’s program successful.
Transcending the Program to Reach Goals HOPEhouse, our 5-day boarding program, offers young adults the opportunity to practice independent living skills in a supportive community setting while also working towards their academic and/or vocational goals. One option within the HOPEhouse program is for young adults living at HOPEhouse to attend classes as students in the day program at Cotting School. This combination of programming offers a new opportunity for students who are striving to reach a variety of goals related to academics and independence. #SamAtCotting “Sam has felt so empowered by what he’s been able to accomplish at Cotting School and as a boarding student at HOPEhouse. He is gaining independence, increased self-confidence and self-reliance with every opportunity. As Sam’s parents, we have seen many highlights at Cotting, one of which has been his work experience as an intern at the Massachusetts State House in Representative Cullinane’s Office through Project Bridges. That is an opportunity we never pictured for Sam. He’s broken every barrier we anticipated.” ~ Glenn and Hilory Paster, Sam’s Dad & Mom
Partnering with more than 30 employers, Cotting offers middle, upper, and Capstone students meaningful communitybased volunteer work experiences.
Creative Approaches to Teaching and Learning Educators at Cotting School are constantly working to provide the best outcomes for students. Lead teachers, program assistants, therapists and medical support staff provide daily targeted lessons, activities and exercises that occur in classrooms and beyond the walls of Cotting School. All of these professionals work so closely together that it is often difficult to differentiate their respective roles when you see them in the classroom. Learning and student independence are a priority, whether a student is being served in our Day Program, HOPEhouse, which is our Boarding Program, or by a Cotting Consultant in a public school district. #EducatorsAtCotting â€œTeachers and administrators at Cotting are dedicated to developing differentiated instruction. In fact, every summer a cohort of Cotting educators spend the summer working strictly on curriculum development research and application. Throughout the school year, teachers meet weekly to improve curriculum and explore new ideas, and work in collaborative ways that are truly unique to our school.â€? ~ Krista Macari, Chief Academic Officer, Cotting School
100% of our highly qualified teaching staff hold advanced degrees.
Instructional Highlights At Cotting School, we are always in the process of researching and selecting curricula to best serve our students and keep our educators on the cutting edge. The forward-thinking nature of the academic leadership team at Cotting offers educators the support they need to teach an impressive range of topics from curricular areas that are extremely difficult to make accessible to students with complex needs. This year we continued to develop two key areas of our curriculum: Science and Math. We were very excited to add a dedicated science teacher, who has offered accessible activities related to experiments, prediction, and observation to our students. Some of the Science content covered this year
includes Cell Biology, Physical and Chemical Changes, Astronomy of the Solar System, the Plant Life Cycle, Static Electricity, Muscular/ Skeletal Systems, and Computer Coding. * Static Electricity Muscular Skeletal Systems
Plant Life Cycle
research by our Summer Curriculum Institute, input from teacher focus groups, and review of student assessment data, we have selected â€˜Math-U-Seeâ€™ as the latest addition to our Mathematics program. We are moving toward the next phase of implementation with trainings for staff and pilot trials of the program through our professional development offerings. Weaving in new Science and Math resources with the Literacy curriculum we researched and developed in previous years, we continue to develop and strengthen our instructional program offerings.
Astronomy of the Solar System
In Mathematics we have continued the work we began last year to research and select a new Math program. We take a thorough and methodical approach to any curricular changes so as to best meet the needs of our diverse group of learners. After extensive
Krista Macari Chief Academic Officer
* STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) 12
Treasurers Report Each year, the Cotting School faculty strives to match the effort and determination of each Cotting student. Together with parents and students, our team develops the goals that will lead our students to achieve their highest level of independence. Along with their expertise, our faculty introduce assistive technology tools and targeted curriculum interventions that make learning accessible and meaningful to each student. The support each student receives is unique and specific to that studentâ€™s needs. It is your support that allows us to offer these individualized tools. Donations from individuals, foundations and corporations provide our staff the resources to develop and modify curriculum materials to address the learning needs of students at all ages, grade levels, and physical abilities. This year, a new Science room, complete with Maker Space and 3D printer, brings our uniquely designed science curriculum to life. We continue to look strategically at our campus and steward our resources to be sure we can meets our current studentsâ€™ needs, as well as invest in future innovation that will bring our students greater independence. Thank you for your partnership with us,
Alexander L. Thorndike
Our IRS Form 990 and audited Financial Statement are available upon request. 13
Board of Trustees David W. Manzo President, Cotting School
David C. Cushing, CFA Chairman; Financial Services Executive
D. Eliot Klein Secretary; TD Bank
Henry W. Clark, Esq. Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry
John F. Drake Accenture
Michael Durkin, C.E.O. United Way of MA Bay & Merrimack Valley
Richard Keeley, Dean Carroll School of Management Boston College
Katherine Martien-Sullivan, M.D. Director, TRANSCEND, MGH
Makeeba McCreary Managing Director and Senior Advisor of External Affairs, Boston Public Schhols
Stuart Randle C.E.O. , Ivenix
Joan Thorndike Brookline, MA
Elise R. Wallace Sherborn, MA
Trustees Emeriti H. Phelps Edwards, Jr., Naples, FL Charles T. Haydock, CFA; Treasurer Emeritus; Welch & Forbes (retired) Raymond L. Killian, Jr., Chairman Emeritus; Investment Technology Group, Inc (retired) David S. Lee, Senior Vice Chairman; (retired) Anne P. Ogilby, Esq. Chairman Emerita; Ropes & Gray John L. Thorndike Treasurer Emeritus; Fiduciary Trust Company (retired)
Cotting Consulting Clients Acton Acton-Boxborough Ashland Assabet Valley Regional Technical Bedford Belmont Burlington Cambridge Chelmsford COMPASS Concord Concord-Carlisle Danvers Dover-Sherborn Fitchburg Foxborough Franklin Hopkinton LABBB Collaborative Lexington Littleton
Marlborough Milford Natick Needham Newton North Andover North Middlesex Regional Sherborn Shrewsbury Southborough St. Annâ€™s Home Sudbury Taunton Tewksbury Triton Regional Walpole Waltham Watertown Wayland Wellesley Weston
5 Cotting Consulting clinicians serve approximately 125 students in more than 40 public school districts across the state of Massachusetts.
Cotting School Communities Abington
King Philip Regional
We proudly serve students from 70 different cities and towns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Project Bridges Employers Acton Animal Hospital (2017)
Norblum Cafe, Burlington (2017)
TJ Maxx, Bedford (1994)
Amplifi, Andover (2016)
Northeast Animal Shelter, Salem (2015)
True Value by Ideal, Waltham (2016)
Business Ghost, Brookline (2016)
Phinney’s Friends, Lincoln (2014)
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln (2005)
Physical Therapy Associates of Concord (2016)
Waltham Crossings Nursing Home, Waltham (2008)
Discovery Museum, Acton (2014)
Radio Perkins, Watertown (2014)
Waltham YMCA (2011)
Donelan’s Supermarkets, Lincoln (2015)
Real School of Music, Burlington (2016)
Drumlin Farm Wildlife, Lincoln (2011)
Representative Daniel Cullinane, State House, Boston (2016)
Date in parenthesis indicates year partnership was established.
Drumlin Farm Preschool, Lincoln (2013) Epicurean Feast, Chelmsford (2017) Empow Studios (2017) HomeGoods, Bedford (2001) Inn at Hastings Park, Lexington (2016) Hudson Animal Hospital (2017) Lahey Lexington Medical Offices (2001) Lexington Community Center (2017) Lexington Montessori School (2016) Lincoln Public Library (2012) Little Fox Resale Shop, Arlington (2017) Magic Garden Children’s Center, Lincoln (2004) Mahoney’s Garden Center, Winchester (1995) 17
Sancta Maria Nursing Facility, Cambridge (2008) Shire Pharmaceuticals, Lexington (2014)
Waltham Police Department (2006)
9 Cotting School job coaches support 48 students participating in the Project Bridges work program with 35 community partners and employers.
Parent Organizations We are grateful to the many parents whose experience, ideas, expertise, and time support our learning community. We also thank those who volunteer to participate in the Cotting Family Builders, the Parent Advisory Council, the PAC Transition Committee and the Government Affairs Committee.
Medical and Senior Advisors Patricia M. Annino, Esq.
Susan M. Halby
Julie Bickel, M.D.
Elizabeth Harstad, M.D.
Walter M. Cabot
Nancy Carlson, O.D.
Timothy J. Connelly
Lynda G. Kabbash, M.D. D.
John Emans, M.D.
Andrew Feinberg, Esq.
Harry C. Webster, M.D.
Laurie Glader, M.D.
Annual Gifts *10+ years’ consecutive giving
President’s Circle $25,000 and Greater Community Connections Foundation Dave Cushing* James W. Dunphy Trust* Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Killian, Jr.* Preeti Sayana and Raj Dudani Mrs. William O. Taylor* Neil and Elise Wallace*
Bradford and Thorndike Circle $15,000-$24,999 Anonymous* Pam and Kent Larson* Mr. and Mrs. David S. Lee* Dr. Paul S. Russell* Alicia and Stephen Symchych
Charles Cotting Circle $10,000-$14,999 Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Barrett James F. Casey Fund at the Boston Foundation* John Drake* Leonard, Mulherin & Greene, P.C.* Susan M. Myers* Mr. and Mrs. John J. Remondi* 19
Mr. Alexander and Dr. Anne Thorndike* Mr. and Mrs. W. Nicholas Thorndike*
Dorothy Pace Circle $5,000-$9,999 Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Mass.* Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Cabot* Amie and Tim Connelly* Boston Freightliner, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Gibson* Adelaide B. Howland Trust* Harry D. Neary Fund at The Boston Foundation Anne P. and Henry M. Ogilby* Mr. and Mrs. H. Phelps Edwards, Jr.* Paul and Mary Perkins* Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Randle Mr. Paul Sicard and Ms. Anna Hanks Sperry Product Innovation, Inc. Frank Vigorito and Jeanette Quiles-Vigorito
Mary Perry Circle $2,500-$4,999 Anonymous * Anonymous (2) Ms. Kathleen Corkins
Marc and Libby Firenze The Fitzgerald Family Mr. and Mrs. William E. Flanagan* Helen W. Handanian Trust William A. Lynch Trust* David, Noreen and Lou Manzo* Mr. Alec F. Moore* Melissa Myers Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Nicholas* The Pearson Foundation Fund* Marea Santos Seasons Four, Inc.* Gregory Sullivan and Katherine Martien-Sullivan, M.D. Barbara and Scott Talbot
Louise Marr Circle $1,000-$2,499 Anonymous* Mrs. Charles F. Adams* Michael and Marianne Arcieri Brad and Susan Bailey* Julie Bennett* Pam and Jim Boyer
John and Deborah Caban Tom and Colleen Casey George and Ellen Chaisson Chubb & Son* Clyde Media Productions Kathleen M. Connell Mr. Bill Corkins and Ms. Diane Federle Mr. and Mrs. William G. Coughlin* Charles Davis Legacy* Ms. Frances “Dennie” Davis Mr. Christopher J. DeLorey Laura and Floyd Dewhirst Mr. Michael Durkin and Ms. Ann Bersani* Catherine Fleming* Mary Ellen Foti, M.D. John and Nancy Geljookian* Mr. J. Dennis Gill Mr. Mark D. Greenman* Susan M. Halby* Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Haydock* David and Jackie Hennessey* Julie and Bayard Henry*
Michael G. and Theresa M. Hluchyj* George and Chris Hoffmeister Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Jones* Lynda G. Kabbash, M.D.* Mr. and Mrs. Ben Kahrl Bridget Irish and Alan Kump* Warren Lammert Dr. and Mrs. David J. Levine Mr. and Mrs. William Leyden* Daniel Levey and Jane Yoon Peter and Barbara Locke David S. Lynch Trust* Krista M. Macari* Maureen Manning and Michael Walsh Mrs. Donna McDonald* Deborah and Timothy Moore* Network for Good New Horizons at Marlborough Mr. Timothy Noyes William M. Payne, Jr.* Mr. and Mrs. H. Bradlee Perry* Arlene Andrew Pippin* PNC Bank Ms. Cheryl Rank Mr. Nicholas T. Russo* Dr. Shapur and Amy C. Naimi* Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Skates* Mr. and Mrs. William N. Thorndike, Jr.* Mr. and Mrs. Robert Troiano, II Ann and Brad Wallace* Williams Family Fund Mr. Charles K. Woodworth*
Foundersâ€™ Association $500-$999 Anonymous* Richard and Agnes Barrett Annette M. Bertino* Esther M. Bertino* Henry W. Clark, Esq. Janet and Jim Corkins Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Delaney* Richard and Diane DeRosa Cataldo DiBisceglie Mr. Richard Dougherty Mr. Michael B. Driscoll* Bonnell Ford Mr. and Mrs. M. Dozier Gardner* Joan and Douglas Garron Madeline L. Gregory* Gregory Gullickson* Richard and Patricia Herd* Bill Webber and Joan Howland* Margery and Curt Johnson Mr. Richard A. Johnson, Class of 1967 Mr. Matthew Kelley Mrs. Dorothy H. Kelso* Robert F. Kenerson Mr. Eliot Klein* Anthony and Elaina Kourepenos Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Lawrence* Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Lewicki Suzanne Locke and Wilberto Lima* The Loiacono Family* John and Sondra Lucente Alan and Barbara Maddaus Denis and Joanne Mahoney 20
Alma and Michael McDonald Douglas McGarrah and Elizabeth Dowd Dr. and Mrs. Carl W. Mores* Susan L. Nelson Ms. Elizabeth C. Peters * and Mr. Howard Saxner Paggi Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab, Inc. Recycle Studio David and Terri Scheff* Ross and Kathleen Sherbrooke* John L. Thorndike* William, Margaret, and David Veronelli
Faculty Council $150-$499 Anonymous* Anonymous Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry Darwin Adams Edwin and Jeanne Aldrich Paula and Michael Aschettino Mr. and Mrs. Alan Becker* Mr. Peter W. Blaxill Boston Lodge of Elks of the USA, #10 Susan and Charles E. Bradford* Jenn and Joey Burson Mary Jane Bush Bill and Sheila Carruth Tony and Rosemarie Cermenaro Mrs. Mary P. Chatfield 21
Kristina Chen William and Kristine Chiasson Linda and Edward Culverwell Lawrence F. Cummings* Katie and Joe Daly* Bob Dâ€™Amico* Lawrence B. and Dorothy M. Damon* Tracy and Jeff Deharo Mark and Donna Delaney Mike DiCiero and Family* Ms. Mary E. Donahue Mr. Jacob Donovan Drexhage Family* Ann and Barry Dube Robert and Nancy Dunn Peter and Paulette Farmer Mr. Justin Fortier Lyndia Downie and John Francis Robert Downing Ms. Mary Eisenberg and Mr. Darwin Adams Mark Falzone* Janet and Jim Fitzgibbons* Mr. Alexander Geljookian Sandra and John Gillis C. Gerald Gnerre* Mr. Paul S. Goodof Deborah and Gayle Greenwood* Mr. and Mrs. William M. Greenwood* The Hassett Family The Honorable and Mrs. Paul Heffernan*
Richard and Deborah Hellmold* Kathleen Hirsch and Mark Morrow James Keane, Jr. Dr. Louise and Mr. Richard Keeley Mr. and Mrs. Maximilian W. Kempner Michael and Betty Ann Killian Mr. and Mrs. William E. Kneeland, Jr.* Stanley Kruszewski Mr. and Mrs. Murray Lapides Mrs. Lillian Towner Leary* Mr. and Mrs. Ernest R. LeClair* Catherine and Timothy Legassey Hannah Ascher Levy* Ellie Lloyd Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lowell, Jr. Mrs. Paul W. Lowney Joe and Susan Luchette Mr. Kenneth J. MacAdams Julia MacLaughlin Moira and Donald Mahegan Mr. John Mancuso Mr. John Mastrobattista
Theresa Melchin* Ms. Anne Melvin Jeffrey Mielke Brian and Carol Oâ€™Donnell* Nancy Osgood* Paul and Evelyn Petroski* Ms. Angela Polcari Ventola Mr. and Mrs. John Quirk Douglas and Mary Raymond Elizabeth and Derek Russell* Mr. Michael Pembroke* Maureen and Andy Piotrowski Michael T. Pojman Louise C. Riemer* Ms. Kimberly Ritcey Mrs. Maureen Savastano Catherine Rose and Matt Schnaderbeck Anthony and Elaine Sgouros Evelyn L. Silva Ann Silverman and Israel Fridman Mrs. Ann Sicard Anne T. Smith* Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Steuart
Patrick St. Pierre Campbell Steward* Margaret S. Stone* John and Bronwyn Teixeira Millie Teixeira Pamela Varrin, Ph.D.* Ms. Bethany Waterfield Carol Watts William and Suzanne Weber Theresa and Fred Yadisernia
Friends Up to $149 Anonymous* Anonymous (3) Albina Alves
Amanda Arnst AmazonSmile Chrislene Athis Susan Atkins Mrs. Nancy C. Bacon* Dr. Linda Bandini* Christine and Christopher Baird Wellman J. Bartlett John and Mary-Jane Beach* Carissa Becker Abigail Bennett Mr. and Mrs. Robert Benson Ruth J. Berg* Tia Bevilacqua Mr. Parminderjit Bhullar Paulette Binder* Virginia M. Birmingham*
Lisa Blethen* Marianne Bolt Daniel Bolton and Zoe Langosy Stevi Briggs Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Bruno Ann P. Buckley* Diane and George Burns Patrick Byrne and Joan DeNapoli-Byrne Dr. Nancy B. Carlson* Fred and Maureen Carne Paul and Adrienne Chiozzi Richard and Jeanne Canale Todd and Joan Carrigan Joan Casavant Lindsay and Jason Casavant Alada C. Caughey* Ms. Elizabeth Camire* Kim Choi* Patricia A. Ciampi Eleanor Coffin Ms. Carolyn A. Cohen Ms. Sarah Collins, Class of 1993 Thomas J. Concannon, Class of 1976* David and Joanne Condon James and Stephen Conway Noelle Cooper Sejal Costa Pamela S. Cothey City of Salem, MA Daniel J. Cuddy* Mary Cunningham Mr. Robert Curtis and Ms. Karen LeCompte
Joseph and Wendy Czarnecki* Siobhan Dalton Laura and Carl Danielson Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Davenport Ms. Paula Davis William N. DeAngelis Ms. Mary E. Deavilla Ms. Lucille Del Ponte Barbara DeLuca* Shirley DeScenza Mary Desmond Devaney Energy, Inc. Ms. Harriet Eckstein* Kelley Dickson Catherine DiScuillo, Class of 1985 Ms. Anne M. Donahue Ms. Cheryl Donnellan* John Dorfman and Katherine Davidge Colleen Dolan Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Downie, and Ms. Carolyn J. Downie, Class of 2003 Kimberly Drake Kathleen Duggan Sharon Duncan, Class of 1989 Kate Dwyer, Class of 2014 Patricia and Jon Erickson Lucy Etre Jonah Faigel Courtney Fallon Angela Fasano Mark and Lillian Favreau Ms. Linda S. Fennell* Ms. Olivia Ferrante 22
Elliot Field, Class of 1941 Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Finnerty Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. Mrs. John F. Fitzgerald Miss Mary Fitzgerald, Class of 1976 Karen Foley* Josephine C. Freddura Sarah E. Frost, Class of 2010 Cynthia A. Furbish* Kevin M. Gallant, Class of 1988 Mrs. Lorna P. Garron Ms. Jennifer L. Garron Peter Garron, Class of 2015 Lauren Geissler, Class of 1998 Conchita Geyer Mr. and Mrs. Giuseppe Giannone Thomas and Susan Gibson Elizabeth and John Gilmore* Robbie Giroux Lisa Grossi Michelle Grossman Ms. Pia K. Haapanen-Banzy* Ms. Audra Hamilton* Mr. William J. Hansis, Class of 1976 Richard and Jeanne Hanson Mrs. Andrea A. Harney Claudia M. Hennessey* Paul and Corinne Hervieux Heather A. Hey Ms. Kathleen D. Hickey Lydia Hickey Jennifer Hodgdon* Ann E. Hodson* Amy A. Houghton* Tracey and Shaun Hutchinson 23
Althea and John Ioakimidis Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Jenkins Jamie Katz Ellen Keane Shannon Kerr* Sarah Kistner Shawn Koehler, Class of 2007 Steven Kourepenis Stephanie and Mark LaFond Carol and David Lane Victoria Lane Elizabeth Langosy Keith and Stacey LaVangie Mrs. Willie Mae Lawson* LaBrecque Family Rebecca Levine Mrs. Sheryl L. Levy Ann Marie Lombardi and Jack Devlin Lauren and Martin Love Frank Lovell* Miss Enid Lubarsky* Dale and Josephine Lutz Thomas Lydon, Class of 2011 Michael MacCarthy, Class of 2015 Kathleen Regan MacIvor Lorraine E. MacLeod Mr. and Mrs. John Mahoney Carol Mahoney Thomas and Josephine Maher Melissa Maimone Jessica Marcassoli Mrs. Ruth Marino Mr. John F. Marino Courtney F. Martinello
Michael Martignetti and Yvette Beeman Teri L. Mason Mr. Mark Mattera Jason S. McCollin Ms. Makeeba McCreary* Brian McDermott Alexandra McDonald, Class of 2010 Megan McGoldrick* Holly McGovern Jay McManus Jeanine and John Meredith Melissa Merson, Class of 2004 Joanne and Mark Minassian Hazel B. Mollica* Mr. Michael S. Monette, Class of 1991 Mr. and Mrs. Natale Montecalvo Ms. Denise C. Mooney Ms. Patricia Moore* George F. Moran*
Leonard and Suzanne Morse-Fortier* Melissa Mulvey* Peter and Gloria Murray-DeBiasi Marie C. Murphy* Mr. and Mrs. J. Edward Newcomb Paul and Trudy Newman Ms. Catherine Nolan Ms. Kathleen E. O’Donnell, Class of 2006 Maureen O’Donnell Mr. Thomas L.P. O’Donnell* Mrs. Mary J. O’Malley Jill and Arthur Papazian Ms. Michele Passanisi* Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Paster Dorothy Patti David Peduto Jane Perera Perkins Realty Trust Gerry Perreault Ben Pershouse
Mrs. Florence Peters Mr. and Mrs. William R. Petersen Mr. William D. Phelan Ms. Cynthia Piltch and Mr. Jamie Katz Lauren Piscopo Caitrin Plante Theodore M. Polansky Tara Poor, Class of 1998 Keysha Powell Mrs. Marion Ragagnin Dr. Howard W. Rashba Edward L. Reed Miss Hailey Reguera Mr. and Mrs. Derek and Adriana Reguera Lynne and Edward Reichentahl* Kate Reid Mrs. Evelyn Reilly Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Richard Lauren and Andrew Richardt Paula Rocheleau* Mr. James E. Rodgers Stanley Rogers
Amy Romano Deidra S. Rooney Ms. Eileen Roper Diane and Donald Rosen Mr. Richard A. Rossetti Mr. Michael Sakowich and Ms. Cynthia Wisniewski Irene Saunders Julie Sax Helen Chin Schlichte Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Scott Clare Secatore Mr. and Mrs. Brian Shavor Nicole Sheppard Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sicard Daniel Sicard Michele Siegfriedt Beth Singer Ms. Deborah M. Smith and Ms. Tina Riedel Kristin and Steve Smith Leona M. Smith Stephanie E. Soule* Connie Sousa
Fatima Sousa* Julie Spector Barry Stafford, Class of 1977 Mrs. Doris M. Steele Ms. Susan Stein Mary E. St. Hilaire Dr. Stephen Sternbach Ms. Kimberly A. Sturrock, Class of 1987 Timothy Sullivan Julianne Sullivan David and Erica Supple* Kathy Surette John M. Tartaglia and Jane E. Foote* Alison Thompson and William A. White, III Ms. Allie Trainor Tristan Teixera, Class of 2015 Michael Teuber* Ms. Gina Timberlake, Class of 1981 James and Wendy Tribou Ms. Rosanne Trolan* Ms. Kathleen Tyrer* Francis Ventura Mr. and Mrs. John H. Veronelli Charles and Dawne Venuto Paul and Beth Villani Jacquelyn Walsh Mr. and Mrs. John Waswill Mr. and Mrs. William E. Watkins Ms. Jennifer A. Wharff* William White Erika Wilkinson and Andrew Lynch
Amy and Jeff Willinsky Norman and Kathy Wilmott Larainne Wilson* Mr. and Mrs. Scott Yadisernia James J. Young, Class of 1972
In Memory Carmen Bertino William Biggins Lawrence Bolt Lillian Botticelli Dr. Edward Bradford Helen Burns Matthew Caban, Class of 2010 William C. Carmichael Robert Carmichael Cliff Carson Bill Clark Alvin Collins Joseph Connolly Charles Cotting Charles E. and Sarah W. Cotting Kathleen Cuddy Alec Cunningham Elisabeth Damon Mary DeAvilla Geraldine Downing Frankie DiPanfilo Rarie T. Dye Donald Ferreri, Sr. Liana Fitzgerald Sara Flad Francis Fleming Walter K. Ford Roseanne Garafolo 24
Andrew Geljookian Clara Gnerre David Greenman Jackie Greenwood Sarah E. Haydock The Hickey Family F. Sheppard Holt Bob Rudy Homberg Carol Hopkins Alden and Evelyn Jefts John and Karen Marino Christopher Lane Aaron Lazare David Leary John T. and Collette F. Loftus Joseph Loiacono Paul Lowney Joseph A. MacDonald William MacLeod James Marfoli Louise Marr Frances McCarthy Richard McDonald Mary McKay Samuel Mollica Kate C. Moore Michael P. Myers, Jr. William ‘Peco’ Myers John Nolan Charles O’ Malley Declan O’Connell Peter & Kate O’Donnell Savannah-Maria O’Neill Jacqueline Payne Alice W. Read 25
Mary Perry Theresa A. Geoghegan Regan Anna Rosen Albert Savastano Dorothy W. Saxner Patricia Schena Karl Sheehan, Class of 1978 Paul Sicard Edward Silva Marjorie Smith Roger Smith Betsy Spencer Robin Spurgeon Kurt St. Pierre Phoebe Sternbach Joellyn Sullivan Katherine and Pehr Swenson Doris Sylvester Manuel Teixeira Beatrice Woodworth Rose Zunke
In Honor Of Suzanne Bacon Elizabeth Barrett Elise Moore and Michaela Blaxill William Bolt Nico Bolton Julie Burns Billy Carroll Justin Cermenaro Elizabeth Chaisson, Class of 2006 Melissa Chiasson Paul Chiozzi The Class of 1977
Sarah Collins Allison Conelias Cotting School Faculty & Staff Cotting Mental Health Team Colby Deharo Patrick DeRosa Kate Dewhirst Alexa DiBisceglie Alexi Drake Tara Driscoll
Mary Eisenberg Sam Erickson Annamarie Fasano Samantha Ferreri J.R. Foley, Class of 2011 Ryan Fox Peter Garron Morty Gove Olivia Griffin-Goode Ben Hutchinson
G.T. Alexandra Talbot James Tanner Pamela Varrin, Ph.D. David Veronelli Ben Wallace Elise Wallace Raymond L. Killian, Jr. Rebecca Kourepenos Michael LaFond Sylvie Lammert Daisy Locke Jonathan Love Lucas Mahegan Andrew Mahoney Kevin Mahoney Andrew Mahoney’s Teachers & Staff David Manzo Liam Mealey David Murphy Jacob Murphy Alice, Po, and Nikita Halle Paoletti-Newton Michael Pennisi Elizabeth C. Peters Will Piotrowski Cheryl Rank Julia Reardon Madison Reguera Kyle Reilly Kelly and Tim Reilly Kevin and Eileen Ritcey Keaton Sakowich Melanie Scanlan
Peter Sclafani Rachel Shavor Daniel Sicard Avery Smith Amelia Stevenson Martha Stewart Delaney Supple
Donors of Gifts in Kind Clif Bar & Company Thomas Cloutier Coppersmith Restaurant Deland, Gibson Insurance Associates, Inc.
Iggy’s Bread Il Casale Restaurant, Lexington Leon and Co. Mrs. Sheryl L. Levy Mercedes-Benz of Burlington Printex, Inc. Red Lentil Restaurant Catherine Rose and Matt Schnaderbeck Wagon Wheel Nursery & Farmstand Wegmans, Burlington Whole Foods, Bedford
The 1893 Society Comprised of donors who give $500 or more, The 1893 Society makes it possible to purchase specific equipment and other designated gifts. *10+ years’ consecutive giving.
Massachusetts Charitable Society The New York Community Trust Frank Vigorito and Jeanette Quiles-Vigorito
$10,000 and Greater Cummings Foundation The David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation* The Peabody Foundation* Shire LLC Slaggie Family Foundation
$1,000-$4,999 Commodore Builders Joan and Douglas Garron George A. Ramlose Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Haydock* Mr. Roger Haydock* Mr. Alec F. Moore* Deborah and Timothy Moore*
$5,000-$9,999 Boston Freightliner, Inc. Dr. Scholl Foundation* Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation Massachusetts Medical Society and Alliance Charitable Foundation
$500-$999 Red Sox Foundation Target Field Trips Xerox Corporation 26
Whole Foods, River St., Cambridge Wilson Farm
The David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation*
Our thanks to all who have donated books to be sold by students on our Amazon used booksite.
Jackie Greenwood Scholarship Fund
The Kate C. Moore Memorial Fund Established in memory of a deceased staff member, these funds support the arts, communication equipment, materials, and financial assistance to students. Anonymous The Atchue Family* Mr. Alec F. Moore* David and Leni Moore Family Foundation Deborah and Timothy Moore*
Established in memory of Jacqueline E. Greenwood to benefit students in need of financial assistance to participate in afterschool programs. Ms. Christa-Marie Bercy, Class of 2008 Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Bruno Elizabeth Camire Donald and Sharon Chelton James and Stephen Conway Ms. Mary E. Deavilla Mr. and Mrs. William M. Greenwood Deborah and Gayle Greenwood
Heather A. Hey Yolette Ibokette Ann Marie Lombardi and Jack Devlin Lorraine E. MacLeod Evelyn L. Silva Paul and Elaine Simonelli Doris M. Steele Mr. and Mrs. William E. Watkins
The Sarah E. Haydock Memorial Fund Established in memory of Sarah E. Haydock to provide support for student instruction. Steven and Olivia Kistner* Mr. Rodger Haydock* Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Haydock*
Corporate, Foundation and Community Partners AmazonSmile Bay State Federal Savings Charitable Foundation Bonnell Ford Boston Freightliner, Inc. Boston Lodge of Elks of the USA, #10 27
Brodney & Sons, Inc. Burlington Plumbing & Heating Co Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry Clif Bar & Company Clyde Media Productions Columbian Lodge A.F. & A.M. Commodore Builders Community Connections Foundation, Inc. Cummings Foundation Cummings Properties, LLC Deland, Gibson Insurance Associates, Inc. Designs in Blinds & Drapes Devaney Energy Inc. Dr. Scholl Foundation Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation George A. Ramlose Foundation, Inc. Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Mass.* Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation HELP, Inc. Iggyâ€™s Bread Il Casale Restaurant, Lexington Leon and Co. Leonard, Mulherin & Greene, P.C. Lions Club of Lexington* Lexington United Soccer Club Lift & Care Systems, Inc. Marsh & McLennan Agency
The Francis Joy Cotting Circle The following individuals have notified the School that they have chosen to include us in their estate plans. Anonymous (4) Mrs. B.J. Isaacson Chaves Elizabeth Coughlin, Class of 1974 George Coughlin, Class of 1969 Robert C. Delaney Geraldine Downing, Class of 1946+ H. Phelps Edwards, Jr. Miss Joan E. Forrester, Class of 1955 Richard & Patricia Herd, Class of 1944 Bob Rudy Homberg+ Mr. Richard Johnson, Class of 1967 Mr. & Mrs. Bennett Jones Massachusetts Medical Society and Alliance Charitable Foundation Massachusetts Charitable Society Mercedes-Benz of Burlington The David & Katherine Moore Family Foundation, Inc. Nardone Landscaping NESCA Network for Good Novack Family Foundation O’Leary Temperature Controls, Inc. Paggi Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab Inc.
Eleanor “Lee” Jones, Class of 2004 Mr. & Mrs. Raymond L. Killian, Jr. Charles F. Kropp Pam & Kent Larson Mrs. Lillian Leary David & Noreen Manzo Carl W. Mores, Ed.D. Nancy P. Osgood George S. & Helen Pappagianis Susan A. Sullivan John L. Thorndike Mrs. W. Nicholas Thorndike Elise R. Wallace +Deceased Peabody Foundation, Inc. Perkins Realty Trust Printex, Inc. ReCycle Studio Red Sox Foundation Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation City of Salem, MA Seasons Four, Inc. Shire LLC Slaggie Family Foundation Sperry Product Innovation, Inc. Ms. Martha Stewart Target Corporation
Target Field Trips The Charles Stark Drape Laboratory The New York Community Trust Thermo Fisher Scientific Foundation Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. Timberlane Regional Middle School Wagon Wheel Nursery & Farmstand Inc. Wegmans, Burlington Welch Associates Land Surveyors, Inc. Whole Foods, Bedford Whole Foods, River St., Cambridge
Wilson Farm Xerox Corporation
Matching Gift Companies BD Matching Gift Program Chubb & Son Dell Giving The GE Foundation Genentech Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. Wellington Management Company
Faculty and Staff Senior Administrative Team Ann Buckley, M.Ed. Curriculum Specialist; Director, Middle School Bridget Irish, M.B.A., S.P.H.R. Chief Operating Officer Krista Macari, M.S., CCC-SLP Chief Academic Officer David W. Manzo, M.Ed. President/Executive Director Michael Pembroke, M.B.A. Chief Financial Officer Elizabeth Campbell Peters, M.A. Director of Advancement Elizabeth Fay Russell, M.A., C.A.G.S. Director of Admissions Leah Thibodeau, M.Ed., C.A.G.S. Special Education Coordinator Pamela Varrin, Ph.D. Family Support Coordinator Larainne Wilson, M.Ed. Director of Upper School Services
Business, Administration and Advancement Offices Jeanine Bergeron, B.S. Staff Accountant Lindsay Casavant, B.A. Outreach Director Laura Chandler, B.S. Advancement and Outreach Coordinator 29
Paul Chiozzi, M.A. Director of Annual Fund Kim Choi, B.S. Senior Accountant Ann DubĂŠ, A.S. Executive Assistant Althea Ioakimidis, B.A., P.H.R. Human Resources Manager Melissa Maimone, B.A. Office of Student Services Coordinator Julie Pazniokas, B.A. Front Desk Coordinator Keysha Powell Special Education Office Assistant Rachael Sciola, B.A. Office of Student Services Coordinator
Faculty Elizabeth Abel, M.Ed. Classroom Teacher Amanda Arnst, M.Ed. Classroom Teacher Ruth J. Berg, M.Ed. Remedial Specialist Paulette Binder, B.A. Pre-Vocational Instructor Erika Cain, B.A. Technology and Creative Writing Instructor Alada Caughey, M.Ed. Classroom Teacher
Mary Curtin, M.Ed. Remedial Specialist Eleanor Coffin, M.Ed. Classroom Teacher Sejal Costa, M.Ed. Classroom Teacher Daniel J. Cuddy, B.S. Adaptive Physical Education Instructor; Director, Student Activities Sarah Hassett, B.S. Cotting Fellow; Classroom Teacher Bill Ironfield, B.A. Performing Arts Instructor Mychaela Kelly, B.A., Cotting Fellow; Classroom Teacher Andrew Lindblad, M.Ed. Science Teacher Adrienne Manson, M.Ed., HOPEhouse Teacher (H) Catherine Mayo, M.Ed. Classroom Teacher Megan McGoldrick, M.Ed. Classroom Teacher
Jeanine Meredith, M.Ed. Cotting Fellow; Classroom Teacher John Meredith, M.Ed. Classroom Teacher Robert Mitropoulos, B.A. Classroom Teacher George Moran, M.Ed. Library/Media Director; Senior Class Advisor Katherine Norregaard, M.Ed. Classroom Teacher Ben Pershouse, M.Ed. Alternative Assessment Assistant/ Teacher William Phelan, M.Ed. Industrial Arts Instructor Lauren Piscopo, M.Ed. Classroom Teacher Elona Roth, M.Ed. Classroom Teacher Michelle Russell, B.S. Classroom Teacher
Lynn Stoller, M.S., OTR/L Occupational Therapist/ Pre-Vocational Services Julianne Sullivan, B.A. Cotting Fellow, Classroom Teacher James R. Tanner, B.A. Director of Pre-Vocational Services Michael Teuber, M.Ed. Director of Transition Services Zรถe C. Thibodeau Program Director, HOPEhouse (H) Rosanne E. Trolan, B.F.A. Fine Arts/ Creative Activities Instructor
Kolleen White, B.A. T Transition Teacher
Occupational and Physical Therapy Virginia M. Birmingham, M.A., P.T., ATP Charles H. Taylor Chair of Physical Therapy Amy Houghton, B.S., OTR/L, C/NTD, ATP Occupational Therapy Team Leader; Feeding Team Leader; Assistive Technology
Barbara DeLuca, M.S., P.T., M.Ed., ATP Physical Therapist Kellan Carrig, PT, DPT, C/NTD Physical Therapist (H) Cynthia Furbish, B.S., P.T. Physical Therapist Audra Hamilton, M.S., OTR/L, ATP Occupational Therapist Ann Hodson, B.S., OTR/L, RYT Occupational Therapist Greta Mangini, M.S., OTR/L, Occupational Therapist Holly McGovern B.S., OTR/L Occupational Therapist Michela Pothier, PT, DPT Physical Therapist Deidra Rooney, MPT, DPT Physical Therapist Kelly Rozowsky, M.S., OTR/L, Occupational Therapist (H) Beth Singer, B.S., OTR/L Occupational Therapist
Communication Therapy Stephanie Soule, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP William O. Taylor Chair of Communication Therapy (H) Jillian Gleason, M.S., CCC-SLP Communication Therapist Caitrin Plante, M.S., CCC-SLP Communication Therapist Katherine Simmons, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP Communication Therapist
Jane Perera, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP Communication Therapist Christine Rivera, M.S., CCC-SLP Communication Therapist
Medical and Other Clinical Support Services Michele Passanisi, R.N. Director of Nursing (H) Amy Romano, R.N. Associate Medical Team Leader Maria DeMeo, R.N. Cheryl Donnellan, R.N. Valerie Grams, R.N. Jessica Marcassoli, R.N. Courtney Martinello, C.N.A. (H) Clare Secatore, R.N. Jennifer Taylor, R.N. Kathleen Tyrer, M.Ed., LMHC, LMFT, LRC Guidance/Therapist (H) Rachel Vorkink, M.A., C.A.G.S., NCSP Psychologist/Therapist Jenna Wilson, R.N. Julie Winslow, R.N. Elizabeth Harstad, M.D. Medical Director Holly Hodges, M.D. Medical Fellow Richard Jamara, O.D., FAAO Director of Seamark Vision Clinic Maria Kritsineli, D.M.D. Director of Tufts Dental Clinic 30
Cotting Consulting Karen M. Waddill, M.A., CCC-SLP ATP Director, Cotting Consulting Melissa Mulvey, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP, CAGS Sr. Consulting Therapist Allison Conelias, M.Ed. Consulting Educator Leila Denna, M.S., CCC-SLP Consulting Therapist Timothy Richmond, M.S., OTR/L Consulting Therapist; Outreach Director Alicia Zeh-Dean, M.S., OTR/L Consulting Therapist
Technology Center Patricia V. Salmonson, B.S., ATP Director of Technology Shannon Kerr, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP Assistive Technology Specialist Robbie Giroux, BSIT, ACMT IT Systems Engineer
Program Assistants and Job Coaches Marcie Garon Team Leader Susan Atkins, M.Ed. Carissa Becker, B.S. Rachel Campbell, B.A. Nicole Chaput, B.A. Susan Cunningham (H) William DeAngelis, M.Ed. 31
Meghan Eastman Julie Eaton Jonah Faigel, M.Ed. Abigail Farquharson, B.S. Florence Furaha (H) Jessica Garceau, C.N.A. (H) Caitlin Gibbons, B.S. Nicole Girard, B.S. Pia Haapanen-Banzy, B.A. Caroline Hammond, B.A. Lauren Herlihy, B.A. Leia Herlihy, B.A. Jennifer Hodgdon, B.A. Lucy Johnson, B.A. (H) Kathleen Kelly, A.A. (H) Courtney Kendall, B.S. Linda Killian, B.A. David Largenton, B.A. Rebecca Levine, B.A. Johanna Lewis, B.A. Stacey Lewis, C.N.A. (H) Molly Marshall, B.A. Vocational Support Coordinator (H) Charlotte Maskin, B.A. Vanessa Medeiros Kevin Mahoney Eliza Mercado, B.A. Aarika Newell Maura Oâ€™Brien, B.S. Judith Pollins Maggie Raemer, B.A. Edward Reed Stan Rogers (H) Mary-Kate Rooney, B.A. Eileen Roper
Jennifer Sabia-Lopez, B.A. Alpona Saha Julie Sax Emma Sikes, B.A. Connie Sousa Nicole Sheppard, B.A., M.Ed. Roger Tazifor, C.N.A. (H) Shannon Tuffy, B.A. Jennifer Whalen, B.A. (H)
Food Services Fatima Sousa Director of Food Service Audley Mills Maria GonĂ§alves Liz Medeiros
Physical Plant and Maintenance David Peduto, B.S. Director of Facilities John Fallon David McHardy (H) Indicates HOPEhouse staff and support
Affiliations & Memberships AccesSport America Affiliate member, Association of Independent Schools of New England Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida Best Buddies of Massachusetts Boston College Boston Medical Center Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Children’s Hospital Boston Children’s League of Massachusetts Emerson College Clinical Training Program Massachusetts Association of 766-Approved Private Schools Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology Massachusetts Special Olympics National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children New England Healing Sports Association (NEHSA) New England College of Optometry Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences Perkins School for the Blind Regis College Salem State College Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Waypoint Adventure Wheelock College
Editor: Lindsay Jean Casavant; Contributing Editor: Bridget Irish; Design: Pat Mullaly, Circle Graphics; Photography: Martha Stewart Photography; Inside Cover and Pages 1, 12, 15, 17, 18, 25, 28, 30, 32: Lindsay Jean Casavant
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
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