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ABOUT THE TIMOTHY SCHOOL

The Timothy School was established in 1966 as a non-profit school for children with autism. We are the oldest, non-profit school in Pennsylvania devoted exclusively to the educational needs of children with this disability. From a church school with nine children, six teachers, and many volunteers, the school has grown into a model program emphasizing Structured Teaching, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Positive Behavioral Supports as core components of the instructional program.

Student
Each day, sixty-four children, ages five to twenty-one, come to our school from twenty-seven school districts located in five counties within the southeastern region of Pennsylvania. Each year, we conduct orientation programs for resident physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and other professional to further their understanding of the autism diagnosis and what this means for children and their families. We provide community service opportunities for students from local elementary and secondary schools who volunteer to work with our students. We also provide pre-service opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students from six colleges and universities. Visitors have come to see our school from as far as Denbighshire, UK, Modbury, Australia, and Tanzania, Africa.
   
OUR ADMINISTRATION
Dr. Judith D’Angelo, Executive Director, completed her undergraduate work in Special Education at LaSalle University and received a Masters in Education and a Doctorate in Educational Administration from Temple University, College of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Her professional experience includes classroom teaching, behavior management consultation, and supervision of preschool and school-aged special education programs for public school districts, the Chester County Intermediate Unit, and the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit . She has served as an adjunct professor for Temple University, LaSalle University, and Cabrini College. Dr. D’Angelo is the proud recipient of the MARC Education Award and has served on committees at the local, state, and national level for Autism, Teacher Development, School Safety, and The Council for Exceptional Children.  Dr. D’Angelo is a member of The Main Line Chamber of Commerce and The Paoli Business Association.
 

Dr. Amy Rowan, M.D., attended a six-year BA-MD program with Lehigh University and The Medical College of Pennsylvania, and completed her clinical training in New York City. She trained in child psychiatry at the Bellevue Hospital - NYU Medical Center Program, known for having the first inpatient nursery for autistic children. Under the direction of Magda Campbell, MD, the program led research in autism for two decades. Dr. Rowan trained in the treatment of autism at a time when autism was still considered an extremely rare disorder. After completing her child residency Dr. Rowan completed a substance abuse  fellowship at New York Hospital and then returned to Bellevue where she became the Director of the Adolescent Day Treatment Program. After moving to Pennsylvania, Dr. Rowan worked as the Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Assessment Service at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and completed a research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2002, Dr. Rowan began her private practice specializing in children and adults with autism, developmental disabilities, AD/HD, schizophrenia, among other disorders. In addition to her private practice, she works with youth in residential treatment facilities. Dr. Rowan has taught and published extensively in her field and is an active member in several psychiatric societies.


Thomas A. Gervasi, CPA, has been the Business Manager of The Timothy School for sixteen years. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Villanova University and is certified by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Gervasi has twenty-nine years of experience working with corporations, non-profit organizations, partnerships, and individuals. His accounting background ranges from treasury and controller experience with a major construction company to auditing and tax experience in public accounting for a diversified client base. He has provided consultations to many non-profit organizations including Tradeswoman of Purpose, Servants of the Poor and Reformed Episcopal Seminary. Mr. Gervasi is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Sarah Greim, M.Ed., Assistant Director, completed her undergraduate degree in Elementary/Special Education from St. Joseph’s University and her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University.  She received her Supervisor of Special Education Certification from Immaculata University. Mrs. Greim has 13 years’ experience in the field of autism as a teacher and administrator. She is the school’s liaison with the Pennsylvania Department of Special Education and provides administrative support for specialists, therapists and clinicians at our schools.
Cheryl Halferty Mark, M.Ed., Supervisor of Secondary Education, completed her Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education at LaSalle University and received advanced training in autism methods at the University of North Carolina, TEACCH.  She received her Transition Specialist certification from George Washington University and will complete her Supervisory Program in Special Education from Penn State University in June 2012. She has worked as a teacher and administrator in the field of autism for over 20 years.  She has 10 years’ experience providing specialized training to teachers and specialists within the field of autism.
Amy Noone, Supervisor of Elementary Education, completed her undergraduate degree in Human Services from Villanova University and her Master’s Degree in Education with Special Education Certification from Cabrini College and her Behavior Management Specialist Certification and Supervisory Program from Penn State University.  She is a board certified behavior analyst.  Ms. Noone has 16 years’ experience in the field of autism as a teacher and administrator. She has provided specialized training to teachers and specialists within the field of autism for 11 years.
 
THE TIMOTHY SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2012-2013
 
Debora Castle President
Michael Dinda Vice-President
Karen Alexander Dunkman Secretary
Page Thompson Treasurer
 
Beth Landman - Trustee
Deborah Brandon
Sam Crothers
Dr. Judith D'Angelo
Mary Diamond
Brooke Grandwetter
Yardly Jenkins
Randy Steen, Esq.

Suzanne Vander Veer

Sarah Williams

 
 
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