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the WDS team

A ​Positive Culture

Our staff at WDS understands the importance of creating a warm, safe, fun, and challenging environment for our students. Upon entering the school, you will immediately notice the sense of family, and the positive energy that seems to flow throughout our school. We pride ourselves on providing a truly collaborative and inspiring learning environment.

meet our team

Each Member Brings Something Unique to WDS...

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founder

Dawn Matera, Ed.D.

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR

Samantha Cook M.Ed.

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DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS & STUDENT AFFAIRS

Sara Evans

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DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Todd Sudora

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DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH & DEVELOPMENT

Whitney Matera

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DIRECTOR OF STUDENT & FAMILY SERVICES

Katie Arsenault

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SOCIAL WORKER

Alexandra Grundy, LCSW

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Social worker

Chelsea Porter

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ENGLISH TEACHER

Ashley Wnuk, M.Ed

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SCIENCE TEACHER

Joan Van Geldern, M.Ed.

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MENTAL HEALTH PARA PROFESSIONAL

Kaitlyn Keegan

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HISTORY/SPECIAL EDUCATION

Nick Targonski, M.Ed.

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ART TEACHER

Jessica Hughes

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SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

Joey Liebowitz, M.Ed.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION/SPECIAL EDUCATION

John Letts

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MIDDLE SCHOOL/SPECIAL EDUCATION

Natalie Groves, M.Ed.

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MATH/SPECIAL EDUCATION

Patricia Zito, M.Ed.

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FULL TIME SUBSTITUTE

Wendy Wyler

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ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Sara Stanisci

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