Special Education Staff


CSE Chairperson

Photo of Mr. Petrilli

William Petrilli 

School Psychologist

Norm Erickson

Norm Erickson 

Norm Erickson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at King's College, a Master of Science in Special Education from Bank Street College and a Master of Science in Education and Advanced Certificate in School Psychology from Brooklyn College.  He enjoys rural living, music, ceramics, basketball and church activities.

 

Related Services

Kathy Sullivan – Occupational Therapist

 

Counselors

Anne Gregory – Elementary

Matt Albright – Middle School and 9th grade

Michelle Cleveland – 10th through 12th grade



Special Education Teaching Staff Middle/High School

     

Megan Ainsworth, 15:1 special education, resource room, consultant teacher, English

Megan Ainsworth is dual-certified in secondary English and special education K-21.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in special education with a minor in British literature and a Master of Arts in English from The College of Saint Rose. She came to Delaware Academy to return to her roots as a special education teacher after teaching English exclusively for 11 years.  She enjoys gluten-free baking, writing, reading, sailing, and spending as much time as possible outside with her family and dog." 

 

Billijo Bender

Billijo Bender - Consultant Teacher and Resource Room

Billijo Bender  earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at SUNY Oneonta and a Master of Science in Special Education from University of New England.  She enjoys various outdoor activities, sports, snowmobiling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Robbin Cipperly

 

Robbin Cipperly –  Consultant Teacher and Resource Room

Robbin Cipperly earned a Bachelor of Science in Special Education at Keuka College and a Master of Science in Special Education from Binghamton University. She enjoys sports, her friends and family and being outdoors.

 

Jennifer Doig

 

Jennifer Doig -  Consultant Teacher and Resource Room

Jennifer Doig earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education at SUNY Cortland and a Master of Science in Literacy Education from SUNY Cortland. She enjoys photography, reading, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Mary-Kate Tuhoy

 

 

Mary Kate Tuohy –Consultant Teacher and Resource Room

MaryKate Tuohy earned a Bachelor of Science in Education at SUNY Oneonta and a Master of Science in Special Education from Fordham University.  She enjoys traveling with her family and dog.

Lynn Wake

 

Lynn Wake - Consultant Teacher and Resource Room

Lynn Wake earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary and Special Education at SUNY Geneseo and a Master’s degree in Reading from SUNY Albany. She enjoys spending time with her family and reading. 


Elementary Special Education Teachers

Kristen Bobrik - Elementary Consultant Teacher and Resource Room

I graduated from SUNY Cortland with a Bachelor’s Degree in Inclusive Special Education and a Master’s Degree in Literacy Education. I am grateful to work alongside such dedicated and knowledgeable teachers and staff at Delaware Academy. After relocating from Long Island, I have truly come to appreciate Delhi and the supportive community that everyone has built here. It is my philosophy that all students’ needs can be met, no matter how diverse, and I continuously strive to better myself and my teaching practices in order to do so. When I am not teaching or tutoring, I enjoy exploring the Catskills with my dog and husband, taking on an art project, or traveling to new places. 

Mrs. Schmidt has been a part of the Delaware Academy Special Education team for 3 years. She has worked with a variety of grade levels within the elementary; providing direct consultant supports, resource room, and special class in  Math and ELA.

Prior to coming to Delaware Academy, Mrs. Schmidt  taught 4th grade, 2nd-3rd grade special education, and a 15:1 classroom at Townsend Elementary in Walton.  

Josie Schmidt - Elementary Consultant Teacher and Resource Room

Mrs. Schmidt graduated with honors, receiving her Master’s degree from Binghamton University. She is currently certified in Early Childhood, Childhood Education, and Students with Disabilities Birth- 6th grade.  She is looking forward in continuing her graduate studies in the field of childhood education and students with disabilities.



 


Linda Raber

Linda Raber - Elementary Consultant Teacher and Resource Room

Linda Raber earned a Bachelors of Science in Economics and Elementary Education at SUCO and a Master of Science in Special Education from The College of Saint Rose. She enjoys hiking, skiing and reading. 

Winsome Zinkievich - Elementary Consultant Teacher and Resource Room

Winsome Zinkievich earned a Bachelors of Science in Unified Childhood and Special Education from Keuka College and a Master of Science in Special Education from SUNY Oneonta. In her spare time she enjoys painting, watching hockey, spending time with her family, and going to the Adirondacks.

 



 

 

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