As President, Dr. Laurie Quinn brings her expertise in nonprofit strategy, educational leadership, and innovative programs as well as her dedication to supporting an accomplished team of experts. She is a proud champion of the Stern Center’s mission of helping every learner to succeed. Dr. Quinn earned her Ph.D. in English Literature at the University […]
Julie Erdelyi, M.A.
Julie provides consultation and instruction. She has a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Vermont and a Master’s degree in special education – developmental disabilities from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has extensive experience as a Special Educator and Autism Specialist designing and implementing academic instruction, proactive behavior […]
Melissa Farrall, Ph.D., SAIF
Melissa Farrall, Ph.D., Program Manager for Evaluation, is the author of Reading Assessment: Linking Language, Literacy, and Cognition, and the co-author of All About Tests & Assessments published by Wrightslaw. Dr. Farrall is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at University of Vermont College of Medicine. She presents nationally on topics related […]
As the Director of Strategic Communications, Stephanie Kloss is helping to grow our impact through thoughtful messaging and creative strategies. She handles media outreach for the Stern Center and raises awareness of our mission, programs, and fundraising initiatives. For nearly two decades, she directed the advertising and marketing efforts at Penguin Random House’s Knopf imprint, […]
Lisa’s 30 year history in the Vermont workforce includes customer support at IDX (Hospital Information System), database management at The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and operation of two successful home-based businesses. A commitment to education and children brought Lisa to the Stern Center in 2011. Prior to her management role she held positions […]
Michelle Szabo, M.S.Ed.
Michelle Szabo, M.S.Ed., Director of Instruction, directs the instruction program for the Stern Center’s staff of 20+ teachers who instruct 400 students each year. She brings 27 years of teaching experience to her supervisory role ensuring program efficacy for all students, while continuing to offer individualized and customized instruction both in-person and online to students. […]