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

Marie Esposito (2010)
Director of Institutional Advancement
Boston College, B.A., English and Sociology
Syracuse University, M.A., Educational Psychology

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)
Director of Admissions
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A., Communication Disorders
New York University, M.A., Speech Pathology
North Shore Children’s Hospital, Pre-Doctoral Certificate, Neuropsychology

Holly Hebert (2017)
Director of Enrollment
University of Rhode Island, B.S., Human Development, Counseling, & Family Studies
Rhode Island College, M.A.T., Elementary & Special Education

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

Judy Menton (2011)
Administrative Assistant
Northeastern University, B.S., Elementary Education
Northeastern University, M.Ed., Special Education

Mara Scoliard (2005)
Admissions/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 with Theater minor

Clementina Stone (2016)
Enrollment & IEP Assistant
American University, B.A., Communications/Art History


Lauren Duffy Karlsson (2013)
Educational Supervisor
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

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

Marci Haines (2012)
Syracuse University, B.S., Elementary/Special Education

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

Paula Kelly (2006)
Rhode Island College, B.A., Psychology
Lesley University, M.A., 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)
B.A., Education
Rhode Island College, M.Ed. in Exceptional Learning Needs

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

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

Speech/Language Therapists

Anissa Khouri Drake (2008)
Speech and Language Therapy Supervisor
Purdue University, B.S., Audiology and Speech Sciences
Indiana University, M.A., Speech and Hearing Sciences

Leah Garvey (2012)
Boston University, B.S., Special Education
Hunter College, M.S., Speech-Language Pathology

Kendal Martes (2013)
Temple University, B.A., Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of Colorado at Boulder, M.A., Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences

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

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

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

Christian Morel (2017)
University of Rhode Island, B.S., Kinesiology
University of Rhode Island, M.A. & Teaching Certificate, P.E & Health

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

Maureen Ryan (2017)
Mount Vernon College at George Washington University, B.A., U.S. Policy

Samantha Wessner (2017)
Charter Oak State College, B.S.


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

Keri King (2013)
Art Teacher
RISD, B.F.A., Illustration with 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
Brandeis University, B.A., English
Roger Williams University, M.A.T., Elementary Education

Lindsey Shoemaker (2016)
Music Teacher
University of Montana, B.A., Music Education & Psychology

Miles Henderson (2017)
Technology Integration Specialist


Joe Pagan (2017)

(Parenthesis indicates starting year at Wolf)

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