Our Team

ASUA takes pride in cultivating a highly skilled, experienced, and caring staff.  Comprised of dedicated teachers, instructional assistants, related service providers, administrative assistants, business operations professionals, and administration, the ASUA staff is highly diverse and brings their knowledge and skill to ASUA to help support our mission, vision, and continue our unique task of building of inclusive communities.

Jamie Jenkins, M.Ed.

Head of School

Kaytria Stauffer, SHRM-CP

Director of Business Operations

Marybeth Harmer, M.Ed., BCBA

Director of Educational Programming

Jillian Winn, M.Ed., BCBA

Director of Clinical Programming

Trish Corvo

Director of Development and Advancement

Ev Smith

Diversity & Equity Specialist and Administrative Assistant

Dennis McNulty


Amanda Savastana, M.S., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Emily Constantinidis, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Therapist

Kristen Brent, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Therapist

Emily Stefankiewicz, M.Ed.

Transition Specialist

Lisa Wallace-Larkin

Curriculum and Instructional Specialist

Crystal Ricci, M.Ed., LBS

Assistant Director of Clinical Programming

Eleana Paredes, BA, RBT

Behavior Specialist

Kimberly Bollard, B.S. SpEd

Lead Teacher

Alison Cochran

Lead Teacher

Timothy Kurpiel, B.S.Ed.

Inclusion Support Teacher

Nicole Minerva, M.Ed., LBS

Lead Teacher

Amanda Riesenberg

Lead Teacher

Stephanie Ryan

Lead Teacher

Taylor Stewart, B.S.Ed.Studies

Assistant Teacher

Alexis Mitchell

Lead Instructional Assistant & Social Skills Coordinator

Chauncie Harvey

Instructional Assistant

Emily Gramlich

Behavior Specialist

Samuel Morris

Lead Instructional Assistant

Jackie Jusino

Instructional Assistant & Assistive Technology Specialist

Tara Misher

Instructional Assistant

Ranika Cheeves

Behavior Technician

Ryan Schwendiman

Lead Instructional Assistant

Tori Wilmot

Instructional Assistant

Sean McGady

Instructional Assistant

Brendan Schluth

Instructional Assistant & Music Therapist

Amanda Diaz

Behavior Technician

Kara Bogucki, M.S., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Bobby Burkhart

Lead Teacher

Andrew Sage

Instructional Assistant

Mason Clark

Instructional Assistant

Gracelyn Bullard

Instructional Assistant

Amanda Adams

Assistant Teacher

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A Step Up Academy is a private, non-profit, coeducational and non-sectarian school for children with autism. A Step Up Academy provides special education for Kindergarten through eighth grade.

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