Mary Alice started at Spectrum Services in 1996 as a substitute, while she was finishing up her masters in Special Education and completing her student teaching. For a period, Mary Alice taught a self-contained classroom in a local school district, and at an integrated preschool classroom in New Hampshire. Mary Alice’s path eventually returned her to Spectrum Services in 1998, where she taught school-age and preschool classes; within two years she was supervising a number classes. By 2003, due to her talent and ability, she was asked to become the Educational Department Head.
Promoted to Program Coordinator at our Kingston School in 2022, Mary Alice, under the supervision of our Program Director, oversees the decision-making and management of the educational aspects of the school. She is responsible for ensuring our Kingston school runs smoothly, providing an excellent learning environment for our students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Having earned her MS in Special Education at the College at St. Rose, Mary Alice is also the recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Special Education Teacher Award from the National Association of Special Education Teachers.
Mary Alice takes pride in working with such compassionate and dedicated colleagues, who all believe that every child can learn, and who celebrate each student’s successes.
She is motivated by being part of a staff that teaches children skills that will have a positive impact on their lives, and those of their families.