The Wolf School Faculty and Staff

Anna Johnson (2000)
Head of School
Brown University, B.A., Psychology
Brown University, M.A.T., Elementary Education
Providence College, M.A., School Administration


Rebecca Bernardo-Hartley (2015)
Marketing & Communications Manager

Suffolk University, B.A., Film Studies
Brandeis University, M.S., Digital Marketing & Design

Lauren Duffy Karlsson (2013)
Director of Special Education
University of Scranton, B.A., English/Art History
Bank Street College of Education, M.S. Ed., Museum Education
Hunter College, M.S. Ed., Special Education

Kathy Ford (2021)
Director of Teaching & Learning
Harvard University, Certificant in School Management and Leadership
University of the Rockies, M.A., Psychology
The Catholic University of America, B.M., Opera

Lise Gerard Faulise (1999)
Director of Research
Boston University, B.S., Occupational Therapy
Boston University, Advanced Master’s, Occupational Therapy

Melisa Gomes (2020)
Administrative Assistant
University of Rhode Island, B.S., Human Development & Family Studies

Rosaline Granoff (1999)
SLP Consultant
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A., Communication Disorders
New York University, M.A., Speech Pathology
North Shore Children’s Hospital, Pre-Doctoral Certificate, Neuropsychology

Paula Kelly (2006)
Director of Enrollment
Rhode Island College, B.A., Psychology
Lesley University, M.Ed., Special Education

Lynne Manchester (2006)
Business Manager
University of Rhode Island, B.S., Business Administration/Accounting

Kelly McDonald (2008)
Director of Clinical Programs
University of New England, B.S., Health Sciences
University of New England, M.S., Occupational Therapy

Gary Monnier (2020)
Development Consultant
University of Maryland, B.A., Geography
Canisius College, M.S., Education

Mara Scoliard (2005)
Enrollment and Development Associate
American University, B.S., Criminal Justice

Jennifer Sparr (2010)
School Nurse
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.S.N. RN

Marybeth Waite (2021)
Student Support Clinician
Tulane University, B.A., Psychology and Early Childhood Education
Tulane University, MSW, Social Work


Sarah Dulac (2019)
Johnson & Wales University, B.S., Accounting
Western Colorado University, M.A. Ed., Education & Teacher Leadership

Jill Malmisur (2021)
The Ohio State University, B.A., Psychology
Providence College, M.A., Special Education

Jennifer O’Reilly (2020)
Bridgewater State University, M.S., Special Education

Alison Pearson (2017)
Marist College, B.A., Psychology/Special Education
Long Island University, M.S., Literacy
Certifications – NY, Childhood Education, Students with Disabilities, & Literacy

Meg Silva (2015)
Simmons College, M.S. Ed, Special Education
Leslie College, M.A., Expressive Therapy

Lane Sisak (2017)
Rhode Island College, B.S., Elementary and Special Education
Rhode Island College, M.Ed. in Exceptional Learning Needs
Rhode Island College, CGS in Autism Studies

Jody Sitver (2020)
New York University, M.A in Special Education

Leah Valentine (2012)
Ithaca College, B.S., Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Northeastern University, M.S., Intensive Special Needs

Kate Vieira (2017)
Roger Williams University, B.A., Elementary Education

Occupational Therapists

Nicole Braga-O’Neill (2021)
Worcester State University, B.S., Psychology
New England Institute of Technology, A.S., Occupational Therapy Assistant
New England Institute of Technology, M.S., Occupational Therapy

Katrina Karpeichik (2021)
University of Rhode Island, B.S., Health Studies – Health Promotion
New England Institute of Technology, A.S., Occupational Therapy Assistant
New England Institute of Technology, M.S., Occupational Therapy

Becca Olivo (2015)
University of New Hampshire, B.S., Occupational Therapy
University of New Hampshire, M.S., Occupational Therapy

Priscilla Nova (2018)
Boston College, B.A., Psychology 
Boston University, M.S., Occupational Therapy

Speech/Language Therapists

Justine Lomano (2021)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders
Worcester State University, M.S., Speech-Language Pathology

Allison McCormick (2017)
University of Rhode Island, B.S., Communicative Disorders
University of Rhode Island, M.S., Speech-Language Pathology

Kristen Montag (2016)
Boston College, B.A., Elementary Education
University of RI, M.S., Speech-Language Pathology

Kristyn Sequeira (2014)
Bridgewater State University, B.S., Psychology/Communication Disorders
NOVA Southeastern University, M.S., Speech-Language Pathology

Anna Zembo (2020)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.S., Speech and Hearing Sciences

Teacher Assistants

Karolyn Bowden (2017)
Joliet Community College, A.A., Arts

Margaret Caine (2016)
Broome Community College, A.A., Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of RI, B.S., Environmental Economics and Commerce

Alison Chace(2020)
Rhode Island College, B.A., Education

Nicole Crossley (2010)
Rhode Island College, B.S., Psychology

Colleen Chapman (2020)
Classroom Support Staff

Jamirse De la Rosa (2020)
Johnson & Wales University, B.S., Food Service Management
Johnson & Wales University, M.A., Culinary Arts Education

Ally Kureck (2016)
Salve Regina University, B.S., Business Administration

Jenna Mitchell (2018)
Rhode Island College, B.A., Theatre & Psychology
Emerson College, M.A., Theatre Education

Kristin Norklun (2010)
New Hampshire Technical College, Associates Degree, Occupational Therapy
Mankato State University, B.S., Health Education and Community Health

Carol O’Coin (2013)
Boston University, Public Communications
Simmons College, M.S., Ed., Special Education

Tina Odessa (2014)
University of Hartford, BSBA

Maureen Quinn (2006)

Jacqueline Rose (2015)
CCRI, Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Megan Sutton (2010)
University of Maine, B.S., Psychology


Susan Halvarson (2012)
Learning Specialist 
Community College of RI, A.A., Business Management
Rhode Island College, B.S., Elementary Education
Providence Colledge, M.Ed., Education in Literacy

Michael LaRose (2004)
Heath & Physical Education Teacher
Plymouth State University, B.S., Physical Education
K-12 RI Health Teacher Certification K-12

Rose Malkin (2014)
Learning Specialist/TA
Brandeis University, B.A., English
Roger Williams University, M.A.T., Elementary Education

Margaret Parsons (2021)
Art Teacher

Andy Russ (2018)
Music Teacher
Oberlin College, B.A., Dance
Oberlin Conservatory, B.M., Electronic Music Composition

Amy Taft (2010)
Learning Specialist
Florida Institute of Technology, B.S., Technical Communications
Salve Regina University, B.S., Elementary Education and Special Education


Keith Leite (2021)
Coordinator of Building and Grounds

(Parenthesis indicates starting year at Wolf)

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