Quote #2: “Deaf people can do anything hearing people can do, except hear.” - Irving King Jordan

Staff

DePaul’s staff consists of Certified Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Audiologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, a School Psychologist, Registered Nurses, Physical and Occupational Therapists, administrative personnel, teaching assistants and support services staff.

Administrative Staff

Ruth G. Auld, EdD

Mary Jo Maynard, MS., M.E.D.

Kathleen B. Varley

David D. Williams, MEd

Debbie Johnston, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA

Mimi Loughead, MEd

Michelle Parfitt, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS™ Cert. AVEd

Jennifer Petrie Signore, PhD

Sara Baines-Miller

Rachel Mende

Executive Director

Principal

Controller

Director of Pupil Services

Audiology Coordinator

Early Childhood Coordinator

Speech and Auditory-Verbal Therapy Coordinator

Director of Development

Communications and Development Manager

Development Associate

 

Clinical Staff

Lindsay Diethorn, Au.D., CCC-A

Shannon Helfer, MS, CF-SLP

Kaitlyn Hile, MS, CCC-SLP

Connie McGrogan, SLP, MEd, LSLS™ Cert. AVEd

Aimee Mitchell, RN, BS

Virginia Papso, MS, CCC-SLP

Susan Schmitt, MA, CCC-SLP

Karen Schrecengost, MA

Janet Taylor, OTR/L

Laxmi Velankar

Audiologist

Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech-Language Pathologist

Nurse

Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech-Language Pathologist

School Psychologist

Occupational Therapist/SIPT Certification

Physical Therapist

 

Teaching Staff

Tanya Averso, MS

Emily Belfiore

Lindsey DePra, BSEd

Alicia DiBenedetto, MSEd

Erin Ellison

Kylie Hepler, BS

Jill Inscho

Jennifer Jackson, M.D.E

Jessica Leschinsky, BSEd

Kathy McDermott, MEd

Sister Mary John Moore SC, MEd

Jane Newcomer, MEd

Bonnie Pietropaoli, MS

Maria Supe

Rose Velgich, MEd

Michelle Verbruggen, BA

Leo Vollbracht, MEd

Amanda Wysocki, MEd

Teacher of the Deaf, Early Childhood & Elementary

Teaching Assistant

Teacher of the Deaf, Elementary Department

Teacher of the Deaf, Elementary Department

Teacher of the Deaf, Early Childhood Department

Teaching Assistant

Teacher of the Deaf

Teacher of the Deaf, Early Childhood Department

Teacher of the Deaf, Early Childhood Department

Teacher of the Deaf, Elementary Department

Teacher of the Deaf, Elementary Department

Teacher of the Deaf, Elementary Department

Teacher of the Deaf, Early Childhood Department

Credentialed Paraeducator

Teacher of the Deaf, Elementary Department

Teaching Assistant

Teacher of the Deaf, Elementary Department

Teacher of the Deaf, Early Childhood Department

 

Support Staff

Sierra McAndrews

Mary Ann Potter

Randy Wozniak

Dianne Vano

Jamie McNeilly

Administrative Assistant to Director of Pupil Services

Administrative Assistant, Development Department

Maintenance/Housekeeping

Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director

Secretary/Receptionist

Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact DePaul staff by phone: 412.924.1012
or email: depaulschool@depaulhearingandspeech.org.

Tip #4: Deaf and hard of hearing children who receive early intervention services have been found to have better language outcomes up to age five.