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

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

Rosaline Granoff (1999)
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

Melisa Gomes (2020)
Administrative Assistant
Northeastern University, B.S., Elementary Education
Northeastern University, M.Ed., Special Education

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

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

Rebecca Bernardo (2015)
Marketing & Development Associate
Suffolk University, B.A., Film Studies
Brandeis University, M.S., Digital Marketing & Design

Kelley Pistacchio (2019)
B.S., Florida State University at Tallahassee
M.A., State University of NY at Binghamton
PhD., State University of NY at Binghamton

Janice DeFrances (2019)
Special Education Director
RI College, B.A., Psychology & Elementary Education
URI, M.A., Counseling & Guidance
RI College, M.Ed., Special Education
Boston University, Doctor of Education


Lauren Duffy Karlsson (2013)
Educational Supervisor/LEA
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

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

Maureen Gagne (2010)
Rhode Island College, B.S., Special Education
Providence College, M.Ed., 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

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

Occupational Therapists

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

Alicia Boddie (2017)
University of Washington, B.A., Latin American Studies
Tufts University, M.S., Occupational Therapy

Rebecca Olivo (2015)
University of New Hampshire, B.S., Occupational Therapy with minors in Psychology and Deaf & Hard of Hearing
University of New Hampshire, M.S., Occupational Therapy

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

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

Speech/Language Therapists

Aili Boyd (2018)
Boston College, B.A., Psychology & French
Emerson College, M.S., Speech-Language

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

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

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

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

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

Maureen Quinn (2006)

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

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


Amanda Dair (2014)
Social-Emotional Educator
Towson University, B.S., Psychology
Rhode Island College, B.S., Special Education and Elementary Education

Miles Henderson (2017)
Technology Integration Specialist 
Rhode Island College, B.A., Communications
Post University, M.Ed., Instructional Design & Technology
DESE Certification – Technology Education

Google Certified Educator 1 &2

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

Keri King (2013)
Art Teacher
RISD, B.F.A., Illustration with a concentration in Creative Writing

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

Kate Russo (2017)
Learning Specialist/TA
Roger Williams University, B.A., Elementary Education

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


Joe Pagan (2017)
Coordinator of Building and Grounds

(Parenthesis indicates starting year at Wolf)

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