Special Education

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Top Row L-R: Katherine Reed, Miranda Saxe. Bottom Row L-R: Viki Caruso, Rebecca Peloso, Kelly Pacheck.

Special Educator

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Viki Caruso

Viki Caruso began her teaching career 21 years ago as a special educator in New Jersey after graduating from Trenton State College, now known as the College of New Jersey, with a B.S. in Psychology and Education.

 

She then moved to Brattleboro where she worked as a special education teacher, an educational case manager, consultant, and evaluator.  During this time she earned her Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Vermont. She also spent six years teaching in Massachusetts. She is thrilled to be back at Green Street School.  

 

She believes in working collaboratively with families and school staff to meet the needs of all students. When not teaching, Viki enjoys spending time with her family, which includes, but is not limited to, her two daughters and two black cats.

Speech Language Patholgist

Miranda Saxe

Miranda Saxe is a speech-language pathologist employed by the Windham Southeast Supervisory Union.

 

Miranda spends time working with some of Brattleboro's youngest residents in area preschools but always enjoys coming back to her Green Street “home” to support elementary-aged students. She holds a M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology, a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Communication Disorders and Sciences, and a B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology. 

 

In her work as a speech-language pathologist, she works with students with a variety of communication disorders, including those with articulation and phonology disorders (speech sound problems), delayed or disordered language development, social-pragmatic disorders, fluency/stuttering, and motor speech disorders including childhood apraxia of speech. 

 

In her free time, Miranda likes to spend time with her family, read, tell bad jokes, and explore the world.  

Special Educator

Kelly Pacheck

Kelly started her journey in the field of Special Education about 13 years ago in Denver, CO working as a para-educator in an community-based, intensive classroom for kids with Autism.  She immediately fell in love with the field and has never looked back.  

 

She got her Master’s of Special Education at the University of Colorado, Denver in 2007 and has been teaching ever since.  

 

Kelly believes that all kids can and will learn.  She loves problem solving and thinking creatively to better meet the needs of all students.  She truly couldn’t imagine herself in any other profession.  She loves her job and is consistently excited to see what each new day brings.  

 

She has a great partner, Jim and one amazing little girl, Aruna.  They live in Brattleboro with their cat, Saturn.  

Special Educator

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Kelsey Manwaring

This is Kelsey’s sixth year teaching third grade at Green Street School. Before joining the Green Street team, she attended Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in both Elementary and Special Education in 2014.  Kelsey recently earned her master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Keene State College.

 

 Kelsey grew up in Keene, New Hampshire and returned to her hometown after college.  Kelsey now lives in Spofford, NH with her husband, Eric, and her cat, Lilly. When she is not in the classroom, she enjoys hiking, shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

Since elementary school, Kelsey has known that she wanted to be an educator. As she grew up and progressed through school, she was constantly watching and mimicking her teachers, in hopes of someday being in their position.

 

Kelsey feels incredibly lucky to spend each day with children, learning and growing alongside them.