Meet the FRSD Child Study Team Members100 Everitts Road
Ringoes, New Jersey 08551
Tel: (908) 284-7680 Fax: (908) 284-7685
School Psychologist (CH/FAD)
E-mail ID: cpate
Catherine Pate has been working as a school psychologist and case manager in the state of New Jersey since 2008. She graduated from Marist College in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Special Education, including a dual elementary teaching certificate in general and special education. In 2008, Catherine graduated Kean University with a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Psychology and a Professional Diploma in School Psychology. She joined the Flemington-Raritan Regional School District in December 2018, after having worked in the North Plainfield School District for over ten years. Currently, Catherine provides services to the Copper Hill Elementary School, Barley Sheaf Elementary School, and Preschool Child Study Teams.
School Psychologist (RFIS)
E-mail ID: bbrennan
Elizabeth Brennan is a School Psychologist within the Special Services Department. She has worked for the Flemington-Raritan School District since January 2006. She is currently a case manager at Reading-Fleming Intermediate School.
Beth has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University and Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from Kean University. She has worked in the field as a School Psychologist for over 20 years.
School Psychologist (JPC)
E-mail ID: dtarantu
Dan Tarantula is a School Psychologist based out of J.P. Case Middle School. His background includes 5 years of direct mental health work supporting youth facing emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric difficulties. Dan received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Montclair State University, and attended Rowan University for Graduate School, where he obtained a Masters and Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology. Dan's goal, as a member of the Flemington-Raritan school community, is to support all students in school both in their academic and social-emotional growth as they develop and transition to high school.
School Psychologist (BS/RH)
E-mail ID: kbiolsi
Kelly Biolsi is a School Psychologist and Case Manager at both Francis A. Desmares Elementary School and Robert Hunter Elementary School. Kelly grew up in Flemington, NJ and was a former Desmares Dolphin! She graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. In May 2020, Kelly graduated from Rider University with an Education Specialist degree in School Psychology. Kelly has been with the district as an intern student, and has been a valuable member of our team since January 2020. She is passionate about empowering all students to help them reach their full potential and providing what they need to achieve success.
School Psychologist (CH/FAD)
E-mail ID: mrizk
Mary Rizk has been working as a School Psychologist since 2013. She as previously worked in Brooklyn, NY for 5 years before moving to NJ where she has case managed for approximately 2 years.
School Psychologist (BS/RH)
E-mail ID: lsmith2
Lauren Smith is a School Psychologist and Case Manager at Robert Hunter Elementary School and Barley Sheaf Elementary School. Lauren received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rowan University, and attended Georgian Court University for Graduate School, where she obtained a Masters degree and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in School Psychology. Prior to coming to Flemington Raritan School District, she served as a School Psychologist in Hillsborough and Clinton Township. Lauren’s background includes over three years of direct care for individuals coping with chronic mental illness. Lauren uses a whole child approach and is passionate about supporting students and families to help make a lasting impact on their lives!
School Social Workers
School Social Worker (CH/PreSchool)
E-mail ID: bharring
Bethann Harrington, school social worker, is currently completing her twentieth year in New Jersey Public Education. She received a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Rutgers University. During her first nine years as a school social worker, she served as a K-6 Child Study Team member. Subsequent to that, Bethann provided classroom, small group and individual counseling services to students in preschool through 6th grade. She joined the Flemington Raritan School District Department of Pupil Personnel Services and Special Education in September of 2017. She currently provides case management services for the FRSD preschool disabilities program.
School Social Worker (CH/FAD)
E-mail ID: mappello
*On Leave of Absence (9/1/2020 - 1/11/2021)
Megan Appello started her career in Social Work in 2006 after completing her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Ramapo College of New Jersey. For four years, Megan worked at the Somerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children. Megan graduated from Monmouth University in 2010 with a Master's Degree in Social Work. She returned to The Somerset Home for a year before working in the Dunellen Public School District for the last six years.
Megan joined the Flemington-Raritan School District in March of 2018.
School Social Worker (CH/FAD)
E-mail ID: mgeist
Marissa earned her Bachelor's Degree in Family and Child Studies with a concentration in Family Services at Montclair State University in May 2018. She also received my Masters of Social Work from Rutgers University. She maintains a certificate in Child Advocacy as well as a certificate in Promoting Child and Adolescent Well-Being. Prior to coming to Flemington-Raritan School District, she worked for two years in Somerset County at a private school working with young children and adolescents. Her passion is to support students both in and out of their academic settings, to help them excel academically, socially, and emotionally.
School Social Worker (BS/RH)
E-mail ID: kmcclymo
Kaitlyn McClymont is a school social worker and a member of the Child Study Team at Robert Hunter Elementary School and Barley Sheaf Elementary School. She earned her Bachelors of Arts degree and Masters of Social Work from Rutgers University. Kaitlyn will be starting with the FRSD in September 2020. Prior to that, Kaitlyn was a social worker in Somerset County, where she provided services to children and adults in various settings. Her dedication to supporting students, in the classroom and beyond, is at the core of her work.
School Social Worker (RFIS)
E-mail ID: jmoscowi1
Courtney Boyd-Moscowitz is a School Social Worker and a member of the Child Study Team at Reading-Fleming Intermediate School. Courtney earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Montclair State University and her Master of Social Work degree from New York University. She is licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and holds a New Jersey Educational Services Certificate with a School Social Worker endorsement. Courtney’s education and career have always focused on her passion for working with children and families. She has been working in the field of education for over fifteen years. Prior to working as a School Social Worker, Courtney worked in various agencies and shelters providing support and therapeutic services to those in need.
School Social Worker (JPC)
Rachel Colonna earned her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Ramapo College of New Jersey and her Master's Degree in Social Work from Fordham University. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor with 10 years of school based service experience. Since 2016, Rachel has proudly worked in the Flemington-Raritan School District, with the goal of enhancing student emotional well-being and improving academic performance through individualized and supportive services.
Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultants (LDT-C)
E-mail ID: eleeson
Erica Leeson, Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant, completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Montclair State University and her MA degree in education with a concentration in administration from Saint Peter’s University. She completed some social work classes at Rutgers University prior to earning her LDTC certification at Montclair State University in May, 2007. Erica has been working in public education for 29 years. For 27 of those years, she worked for The Newark Public Schools. Erica first worked as a general education teacher for 12 years, and then as a Whole School Reform Social Worker and Intervention &Referral Service Coordinator for 5 years. In her final 10 years in Newark, Erica worked as an LDTC. Since the 2017-2018 school year, Erica has been working part time as an LDTC for The FRSD school district, case managing students in the preschool disabilities program as well as completing educational evaluations.
May L. Wong
E-mail ID: mwong
May L. Wong is a Learning Disabilities/Teacher Consultant (LDT/C) and a member of the Child Study Team at J.P. Case Middle School. May earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education/Elementary Education from Rutgers College and her Master of Education degree in Special Education from the College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College). She is certified in Special and Elementary Education and has her Supervisor/Principal certification. Her professional career began teaching high school students and adults at an occupational training center in Flemington. She continued her professional experience at a vocational-technical school teaching basic skills and received her license as a vocational evaluator to assist students with vocational/career planning. May was awarded with Teacher of the Recognition Award in 1998. She expanded her experience in teaching learning strategies at a high school for several years. May has been working in the Flemington-Raritan School District as a LDT-C since 1995. She was also the Child Study Team Coordinator for the district for 14 years.
LDT-C (CH, BS, FAD & RH)
E-mail ID: dpeterma
Dawn Peterman has worked in the field of Special Education in New Jersey Schools for over 35 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at SUNY Albany and a Masters of Education and LDT/C certification at William Paterson College. Early in her career she worked at Milford and Kingwood Schools. She also worked as an LDT/C, case manager and Child Study Team Coordinator at Lebanon Borough School. Dawn spent her last 13 years working full time at Hunterdon Central High School as an LDT/C.
She is currently working part-time and conducting evaluations for the Flemington-Raritan School District.
E-mail ID: mwechsle
District-Wide Behavior Specialist (CH, FAD & JPC)
E-mail ID: jdecker
Jaimie Decker is a district behaviorist working primarily with Copper Hill, Francis. A Desmares, and J.P. Case schools. Jaimie has a bachelor of arts in psychology from Rutgers University and a Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. She completed her graduate courses in Applied Behavior Analysis at Rutgers University and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2012. Prior to joining FRSD, Jaimie was employed by Rutgers University at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center school for 15 years where she worked with students with autism using applied behavior analysis. Jaimie grew up in Flemington and is excited to be back in her home district!
District-Wide Behavior Specialist (BS, RH & RFIS)
E-mail ID: tdelaney
Tiffany DeLaney is a Behavior Specialist working at Barley Sheaf, Robert Hunter, and RFIS. She grew up in Flemington and was a former Barley Sheaf Bear! She received her BS in Psychology at Rider University. Tiffany began working at a private school for autism while she continued to complete her MA in Applied Psychology and obtain her certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She worked in a school setting for nine years prior to joining the Flemington-Raritan school district. She has a strong foundation in the use of applied behavior in the school, home, and community setting.