Our ABA Team
The staff at Believe in Me makes utilizing a team approach an absolute pleasure.
Our staff members are expertly trained in early childhood development, behavior strategies, and sensory accommodations (with on-going training occurring weekly). Our team is highly skilled and deeply passionate about the work we do.
Jessica is a graduate student working toward dual certification in both k-6 general education and special education. She is also seeking middle school math and science certifications. She has worked as a preschool teacher for the past five years and has recently began substitute teaching in her local school district. Jessica loves to facilitate circle time activities and plan group games, which always foster collaboration and guarantee loads of fun!
Zoe has a Master of Arts in Teaching. She is certified to teach social studies in New Jersey and New York. For the past five years, Zoe has been teaching at an independent school known for accommodating learning differences. She loves to meet children’s needs with engaging activities and her favorite environment is a room filled with laughter and smiles!
Stephanie is a graduate student pursuing a Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. Over the past four years in the field, Stephanie's love for working with children with varying special needs has grown into her passion. Her favorite activity is developing creative art projects where every child gains the opportunity to feel proud of their independent work!
Caroline is a recent graduate of Catholic University of America, graduating with a Bachelors in Psychological and Brain Sciences. She has worked with children on the Autism spectrum in a variety of settings and this year is taking the time to gain additional experience in the field before pursuing her graduate degree. Caroline is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and loves to incorporate lots of play into her activities to keep sessions exciting and engaging!
Victoria is currently a student at Seton Hall University where she is enrolled in a dual degree program in elementary and special education and social and behavioral sciences. She will be earning her Masters degree in speech and language pathology and just completed two internships in inclusive elementary classrooms. Victoria loves to help children reach their highest potential!
Emilee is a student at Montclair State University studying special education. She previously completed an independent study running a preschool program and teaching other high schoolers how to create lesson plans and work with children. Emilee is excellent at developing instant rapport with children and loves facilitating lively games and activities to help children interact and build play skills!
Amanda is a student at Seton Hall University studying Special Education and Speech Language Pathology. She is currently a substitute teacher and has previously worked as a paraprofessional educator and a gymnastics instructor. Amanda is a member of the New Jersey Student Education Association (NJSEA) and Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society. Amanda loves to learn about education and how to support the needs of all children!
Tori is a graduate student at Caldwell University where she is studying school counseling. Tori graduated from Caldwell with a Bachelors degree in psychology and is currently a nanny, tutor, and substitute teacher. She worked as a paraprofessional at a private elementary school and during her summers she also works at a special needs camp which focuses on social skill building. Tori is a proud member of the American School Counselor Society (ASCA) and Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society. Tori enjoys watching children succeed and doing whatever she can to help them get there!
Lindsey is a graduate student at Caldwell University where she is studying school counseling. Lindsey graduated from Saint Elizabeth with a Bachelors degree in psychology and a minor in art. Lindsey has experience working with children from 3 months old to 18 years old. Lindsey is a proud member of the American School Counselor Society (ASCA) and Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society. She loves working with kids to help them grow into the best person they can be!
Giancarlo is an aspiring pediatric occupational therapist. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Lehman College and is applying to occupational therapy graduate school this year. Over the past decade, he has served diverse populations from 3 ½ to 21 years old with developmental, emotional, and physical needs in schools, after-school centers, in-home, as well as in clinic and hospital settings. He currently also works for Sunrise Association, a non-profit that serves children with cancer as a Hospital/Family Liaison Coordinator and as a youth soccer referee on weekends.
Giancarlo’s therapeutic approach is seasoned with adventurous creativity and genuine patience. One of his greatest joys is hearing a child say, “thank you for believing in me.”
After enjoying careers in Education, Textbook Marketing, and Domestic Engineering, Maggie has spent the last 6 1/2 years practicing ABA as a staff assistant in the Rockaway Township Public Schools. During this time she has taught students in grades K-2 on the autism spectrum. Her greatest reward is witnessing the many accomplishments, both large and small, that her students achieve each year.
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