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Our Staff

Listening. Speaking. Learning Together.

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

Chief Operating Officer

Charles Chmura, MS

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


Nasheed Goodwine
Randy Wozniak

Business Office Manager

Monica Robertson, BS


Craig Bruce

Director of Early Intervention

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

Human Resources Manager

Bonnie Smith, MBA

Educational Technology and
Communications Director

Sara Baines-Miller

Institutional Giving Officer

Linda S. Buker

Outreach and Development Manager

Julianne Bartko

 Front Desk Receptionist and
Admissions Administrator

Maria Supe

Parent Liaison

Morgan Basinger

Clinical Staff


Tessa Wirt, AuD, CCC-A

Speech-Language Pathologists

Emma Galecki, MS, CCC-SLP
Christine Large, MS, CCC-SLP
Whitney Pecovish, MA, CCC-SLP
Lauren A. Pier, MA, CCC-SLP
Santina Schiaretta, MS, CCC-SLP
Susan Schmitt, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd.
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

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

Teaching Assistant
Amanda Miller
Heather Poole


Elementary Department

Teachers of the Deaf

Natalie Buchholz, BSEd
Alicia DiBenedetto, MSEd
Kylie Hepler, MSEd
Madison Ifft, BSEd
Jill Inscho, MEd
Kathy McDermott, MEd
Monica Myers
Jane Newcomer, MEd
Angie Nordstrom, MEd
Emma Santos, MEd
Rose Velgich-Figlar, MS, MEd


SAILL Preschool Program

Kelly Kimmy, BSEd
Sandra Kekic, MEd

Teaching Assistants
Megan Murray

Itinerant Teachers
of the Deaf

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

Contact Us For More Information

We are invested in our students and their families. We want your child to succeed and we are honored to be a part of their learning journey. If you have any questions or would like to enroll in one of our programs, please reach out to us.

We look forward to speaking with you.

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