Our Staff

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


Administrative Staff

Executive Director

Ruth G. Auld, EdD

Education Director / Principal

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

Administrative Assistant

Donna Koenig

Director of Pupil Services

David D. Williams, MEd

Administrative Assistant

Sierra McAndrews


Randy Wozniak

Director of Finance

Kathleen B. Varley


William Doman, MBA

Human Resources Manager

Bonnie Smith, MBA

Director of External
Educational Services

Michelle Andros, MEd

Director of Early Intervention

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

Educational Technology and
Communications Director

Sara Baines-Miller

Institutional Giving Officer

Linda S. Buker

Outreach and Development Manager

Julianne Bartko

Parent Liaison

Morgan Basinger

Clinical Staff


Tessa Wirt, AuD, CCC-A

Speech-Language Pathologists

Jill Chieruzzi, MS, CCC-SLP
Susan Schmitt, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd.
Lauren A. Pier, MA, CCC-SLP
Marjke Van Der Zee, MA CCC-SLP
Wendy Zdobinski, MA, CCC-SLP

Behavioral Specialist

Mandy Mulligan, MEd

School Psychologist

Christian Giannone, EdS, NCSP

School Nurse

Aimee Mitchell, RN, BS

Physical/Occupational Therapist

Brooke Racicot PT, PCS
Casey Waugh MS, OTR/L

Teaching Staff

Toddler and Preschool
Early Childhood Department

 Teachers of the Deaf

Chrissie Barcelona, BSEd
Lindsay Diethorn, AuD
Jessica Leschinsky, BSEd
Emily Snyder, BSEd

Credentialed Paraeducator
Maria Supe

Teaching Assistant
Amanda Rea Miller

SAILL Preschool Program


Kelly Kimmy, BSEd
Whitney Pecovish, MA, CCC-SLP

 Teaching Assistant
Anya Carrasco

Itinerant Teachers
of the Deaf

Tanya Averso, MS
Brin Benjamin, MS
Sarah Brailler, MEd
Emily Dickinson, MS, MEd
Michael Prezioso, MS, MEd

Elementary Department

Teachers of the Deaf

Natalie Buchholz, BSEd
Margaret Cowan, BSEd
Lindsey DePra, BSEd, MA, IDA-CERI
Alicia DiBenedetto, MSEd
Kylie Hepler, MSEd
Madison Ifft, BSEd
Jill Inscho, MEd
Kathy McDermott, MEd
Jane Newcomer, MEd
Angie Nordstrom, MEd
Emma Santos, MEd
Rose Velgich-Figlar, MS, MEd