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


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.


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


Mary Baumont has deep and varied experience in the field of deaf education, including six years (1999-2005) at Summit Speech School as a Parent/Infant Specialist and then as a Preschool Teacher. From 2010-2017 she worked as an Education Specialist with the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Mary received a Master’s degree in Deaf Educations from NYU, and has extensive training in the latest technologies. She has established an outstanding reputation as an educator and leader in working directly with families and advocating for their children. She can be reached at 908-508-0011 or mbaumont@summitspeech.org.


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


Jerry Volk 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 35 years of experience in the nonprofit world, where he launched new fundraising events and created major giving programs for multiple nonprofits, including The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, The New Jersey Metro Chapter of The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The United Hospital Fund of New York, and other nonprofits.

Mr. Volk holds a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Yeshiva University.

Mr. Volk 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 jvolk@summitspeech.org.





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