2017 marks my 24th year in this field; my experiences include serving as a consultant for Special Olympics New Jersey, Physical Education Teacher (Livingston Public Schools), adjunct faculty for Montclair State University, Director of the JCC MetroWest Special Needs Department, and member of The Phoenix Center Board of Directors. My professional training includes a Bachelor of Science – Health & Physical Education from Old Dominion University, and a Masters in Kinesiology—Adapted Physical Education from The University of Virginia, where I was directly advised by the foremost experts in Adapted and Inclusive Physical Education. My background also includes the NJAHPERD Teacher of the Year for Adapted Physical Education award, my experience as a NCAA Division 1 athlete (wrestling), and having served as a high school coach for multiple sports.
Assistant Director Inclusive Movement Center – Robert Rinaldi
My professional background includes a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education, and an MA in Sports Administration and Coaching. Presently I serve as a Physical Education specialist for the Ridgewood Public Schools.
Family Services – Loren Svetvilas
My certifications include special education birth through high school, elementary education K-5, and am licensed Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant. Presently I serve as a Special Education specialist for the Livingston Public Schools.
DDD Supports Program – Stephanie Dodd Black
My training includes a Bachelor of Science is in Health and Exercise Science. Additionally, I am also currently completing my Masters in Special Education with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Presently I serve as a Physical Education specialist for the Ridgewood Public Schools.
IMC Instructor – Janelle Sous
I serve as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the Franklin Lakes School District during the day and a certified ZUMBA and GroupGrouve instructor by night!
IMC Instructor – Kaitlyn Salviano
I am currently a graduate student at Montclair State University – Dual Degree Bachelor of Arts in Family and Child Studies with a concentration in teaching, while minoring in Leadership and Civic Engagement; and Masters of Arts in teaching students with disabilities.
Program Support – Melissa Schaffer
With a BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University I have taught exercise, music, and theatre to students of all abilities ages 2 to 101 for much of my life. I am an ACE certified Personal Trainer and certified in YogaRhythmics.
IMC Intern – Luke Singer
Graduate of Montclair High School