Barbara brings 30 years of educational experience and heartfelt compassion to Woodhouse Academy. Her academic credentials include a Masters in Special Education from Manhattanville College and a 6th year degree in Administration and Supervision from Southern Connecticut State University along with specialized Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) training. Her experience ranges from teaching kids in New York City inner schools to working with autistic and severely disabled pre-school children. Barbara’s enthusiasm and leading-by-example style has made Woodhouse Academy unique in its ability to successfully help students with learning and emotional challenges.
Who We Are
For 28 years David worked as a highly successful attorney in business law and served in senior executive positions in marketing and energy firms. When he noticed how Barbara would come home at the end of the day talk about how rewarding it felt to help all of these children, he decided it was time to really give back. He joined Barbara in 2016 at Woodhouse Academy to use his considerable legal and business skills to ensure the success and sustainability of Woodhouse. David earned his law degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law.
Kate has been the Woodhouse school psychologist since 2012. She holds a Master’s Degree and a Certificate in Advanced Studies from Fairfield University. Before coming to Woodhouse, Kate spent five years doing clinical research on various psychiatric disorders including Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety and Schizophrenia. She has worked tirelessly on behalf of the students at Woodhouse with outstanding results.
Brian’s experience with a variety of diagnoses regarding internalizing psychological issues, makes him a standout here at Woodhouse. His background includes a Master’s Degree in School Social Work from Springfield College. Brian’s cheerful, outgoing personality and caring way makes him a natural fit for our students.