EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Pamela A. Paskowitz is the Executive Director of Summit Speech School. She has a doctorate from Ohio University in speech pathology and a master’s degree in education of the deaf from Smith College.

Ms. Paskowitz worked in the Baltimore County (MD) Public Schools both as a special education teacher and speech/language pathologist, was a faculty member at Loyola College in Baltimore, and Director of School, Research and Related Services at Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton, MA.

As Executive Director and CEO, Ms. Paskowitz oversees all programs and departments at Summit Speech School: Parent Infant, Preschool, Itinerant, Audiology, Development, and Business. She is responsible for assisting the Board in setting policies and objectives for the school, maintaining sound financial resources, recruiting staff, promoting the school and its resources to all constituents and assuring that the school is in compliance with all the rules and regulations that govern its programs. Ms. Paskowitz can be reached at 908-508-0011 or ppaskowitz@summitspeech.org

PRINCIPAL

Amy L. Ryan, M.Ed. joined Summit Speech School in August 2012 as Principal of the Preschool. Mrs. Ryan most recently served as Supervisor of Early Childhood and Special Education in Edgewater. Prior to this position she served Mine Hill and Wharton Public Schools as Director of Special Services. Mrs. Ryan was also the Site Director of a twelve-classroom public preschool which opened under her supervision in New Brunswick. Mrs. Ryan spent much of her career teaching special-education students in high school, middle school, and elementary settings. Ms. Ryan may be reached by phone 908-508-0011 ext 152 or by email principal@summitspeech.org.

COORDINATOR, PARENT INFANT PROGRAM

As Coordinator of the Parent Infant Program at Summit Speech School, Nancy Schumann CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, manages the Early Intervention services in accordance with State and Federal guidelines. The contact with each family and with Early Intervention Service Coordinators to schedule Developmental Assessments and follow up meetings ensures that appropriate services can be delivered. Nancy supervises our Parent Infant staff, develops program goals and policies, and serves as a resource for other professionals. Our unique Parent Training program is available to families of children with hearing loss from birth to age 3. Nancy coordinates the parent support meetings and teaches families about issues related to hearing loss as well as the transition process from Early Intervention to preschool. Nancy is a Speech Language Pathologist and Listening and Spoken Language Specialist.  Nancy can be contacted at 908-508-0011 or picoordinator@summitspeech.org

COORDINATOR, ITINERANT PROGRAM

Dianne Robins, M.A., LDTC, is the Coordinator of the Itinerant Program and as such supervises the itinerant staff and coordinates admission to the Itinerant program. She works collaboratively with school districts to schedule staff in-service workshops, services for the children, and IEP meetings. Ms Robins has been involved in special education for over 35 years as speech therapist, teacher of the deaf and learning disabilities teacher consultant. She can be reached at 908-508-0011 or drobins215@yahoo.com

CFO AND BUSINESS MANAGER

Pamela Ranco is the Chief Financial Officer and Business Manager of Summit Speech School. She is responsible for maintaining all financial records of the school including tax reporting, audit preparation, compliance with Department of Education financial requirements and financial reports to the Board of Trustees. She is the financial liaison to school districts and to the New Jersey Department of Health for the Parent Infant program. Ms. Ranco can be reached at 908-508-0011 or pranco@summitspeech.org

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Bruce Naidoff serves Summit Speech School as Director of Development, with responsibility for all aspects of fundraising including individual giving, corporate and foundation support, special events and planned giving, as well as public and community relations. He has extensive experience in the nonprofit world, including public and private higher education, medical education and health care, and social services.

Mr. Naidoff would be happy to talk with anyone who wishes to learn more about Summit Speech School or is interested in getting involved in our mission to help children who are deaf or hard of hearing. He can be reached at 908-508-0495 or at bnaidoff@summitspeech.org.

 

 

 

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