• Meet the FRSD Child Study Team Members

     100 Everitts Road

    Ringoes, New Jersey 08551

    Tel:  (908) 284-7680 Fax:  (908) 284-7685



    School Psychologists



    Elizabeth Brennan

    School Psychologist (RFIS)

    (908) 284-7516

    E-mail ID: elizabeth.brennan

    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.

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    Kerry Donovan

    School Psychologist (RH, Project Success )

    (908) 284-7638

    E-mail ID: kerry.donovan

    Kerry Donovan is a School Psychologist at Robert Hunter Elementary School. Kerry received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Montclair State University. She attended New Jersey City University for Graduate School, where she obtained her Masters degree in educational psychology and professional diploma in School Psychology. Kerry has previously worked in the East Brunswick School district for approximately 2 years prior to coming to Flemington Raritan School District. Kerry is passionate about advocating for the student’s needs and supporting their families. 


    Melissa Ozoria

    School Psychologist (JPC)

    (908) 284-7634

    E-mail ID: melissa.ozaria


    Melissa Ozoria is a bilingual Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Prior to joining Flemington-Raritan School District she worked in Union and High Bridge New Jersey.  Melissa received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kean University and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with a School Psychology Certification from Montclair University. 

    As a school psychologist and case manager she has helped students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. She takes pride in advocating for her students and to collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to provide a supportive learning environment.  Melissa will be case managing students at J.P. Case Middle School.


    Catherine Pate

    School Psychologist (CH/FAD)

    (908) 284-7680

    E-mail ID: catherine.pate

    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, Francis A. Desmares Elementary School, and Preschool Child Study Teams.

    Mary Rizk

    Mary Rizk

    School Psychologist (CH - Autism)

    (908) 284-7680

    E-mail ID: mary.rizk


    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. 


    Mary received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Robert's Wesleyan College and attended Queens College, City University of New York where she obtained her Specialist degree in School Psychology.  Her dedication to supporting students and families with their individual needs are at the epicenter of her work 

    Lauren Smith

    Lauren Smith

    School Psychologist (BS)

    (908) 284-7634

    E-mail ID: lauren.smith

    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


    Megan Appello

    School Social Worker, homelessness liaison (CH/FAD)

    (908) 284-7680

    E-mail ID: megan.appello

    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.



    Courtney Boyd-Moscowitz

    School Social Worker, homelessness liaison (RFIS)

    (908) 284-7523

    E-mail ID: courtney.moscowitz

    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. 

    Rachel Colonna

    Rachel Colonna

    School Social Worker, homelessness liaison (Preschool)

    (908) 284-7680

    E-mail: rachel.colonna

    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. 


    Marissa Geist

    School Social Worker, homelessness liaison (JPC)

    (908) 284-5121

    E-mail: marissa.geist

    Marissa Geist earned her Bachelor's Degree in Family and Child Studies with a concentration in Family Services from Montclair State University in May 2018. She also received her Master of Social Work Degree from Rutgers University in 2020. She currently maintains a certificate in Child Advocacy and a certificate in Promoting Child and Adolescent Well-Being. Marissa is licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Social Worker, and she is in the process of obtaining licensure to be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. 


    Before coming to the Flemington-Raritan School District, she worked for two years in Somerset County at a private school, providing therapeutic services to young children and adolescents. Marissa then worked in the district as a leave replacement during the 2020-2021 school year at Copper Hill and Francis A. Desmares Elementary Schools. Marissa is passionate about supporting and empowering students both in and out of their academic settings to excel academically, socially, and emotionally. 


    Melissa Rogers

    School Social Worker, homelessness liaison (RH)

    (908) 284-7638

    E-mail: melissa.rogers

    Melissa Rogers is a School Social Worker and excited to join the Child Study Team at Robert Hunter Elementary. Melissa received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Coastal Carolina University and earned her Masters of Social Work with a concentration in families and children from Monmouth University. Melissa has over ten years’ experience with working with children, families and individuals in alternative based private schools as an agent of support and guidance. Her professional life includes a commitment to serving the needs of children and families as a School Social Worker. She uses many modalities and interventions to help those in need, including play therapy being her best suit. She is a lifelong learner inspired by the abundance of opportunities available to broaden and enrich the lives of her students.   



    Renee Taft

    School Social Worker, homelessness liaison (BS)

    (908) 284-7634

    E-mail: renee.taft

    Renee Taft is a school social worker at Barley Sheaf Elementary School.  She attended Rutgers University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Master’s degree in Social Work. Renee has been employed as K-8 Child Study Team social worker for the past thirteen years, ten of which were spent serving the students at Clinton Township School District. Her early career included experience with disadvantaged, “at risk” students from various demographic populations. Renee has many years of practice providing individual and group counseling/social skills. She is dedicated to helping students thrive and overcome obstacles so they can reach their individual and unique potential.

    Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultants (LDT-C)


    Theresa Ferrara

    LDT-C (Preschool/CH)

    (908) 284-7680

    E-mail ID: theresa.ferrara

     Theresa (Verni) Ferrara joined the Child Study Team at Copper Hill in the summer of 2021.  She conducts educational evaluations for the students of Copper Hill School as well as providing case management services.

     Theresa has worked in the field of Special Education for 24 years.  Previously, she taught Special Education in Woodbridge Township, NJ and Bethlehem Township, NJ.  Ms. Ferrara graduated from Marist College, with a degree in Psychology and Special Education and dual teaching certifications for Special and General Education.   She earned her Master of Arts degree in Special Education as well as her Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant certification from Centenary University. She has extensive experience with inclusive education and is dedicated to facilitating interventions and supports for students, parents and teachers that improve academic and social outcomes.


    May L. Wong

    LDT-C (JPC)

    (908) 284-5136

    E-mail ID: may.wong


    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.


    Erica Leeson

    LDT-C (District-Wide)

    (908) 284-7680

    E-mail ID: erica.leeson

    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.

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    Dawn Peterman

    LDT-C (District-Wide)

    (908) 284-7680

    E-mail ID: dawn.peterman


    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. 

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    Micki Wechsler

    LDT-C (District-Wide)

    (908) 284-7650

    E-mail ID: micki.wechsler

    Micki Auerbach Wechsler is an LDTC with many years in the field as both an educator and a consultant.  She has a bachelor's degree from Montclair State University, two master's degrees from the University of Connecticut, four teaching certifications from Georgian Court University and her LDTC certificatioin from Rutgers University.  Micki has taught every grade from preschool through college in both general and special education.  She is originally from the Jersey Shore but has lived in beutiful Bethlehem, PA for many years.  Micki originally retired in July 2014 but she reentered the field and will be serving as an evaluator for the Flemington/Raritan School District at RFIS.  When not working, Micki loves being grandma to three active little boys, has her own business "Feeling Snug as Bug" and paints her home.

    District Behaviorists

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    Jamie Decker

    District-Wide Behavior Specialist (CH, RFIS & JPC - Autism)

    (908) 284-7680

    E-mail ID: jamie.decker


    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!    

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    Tiffany Delaney

    District-Wide Behavior Specialist (BS, RFIS, JPC, RH)

    (908) 284-7680

    E-mail ID: tiffany.delaney


    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.  


    Sarah Fillman

    District-Wide Behavior Specialist (FAD, JPC, RFIS) 

    (908) 284 -7680

    E-mail ID: sarah.fillman

    Sarah Fillman is a District-Wide, Consulting Behavior Specialist who mainly provides support for Francis
    A. Desmares School, Reading-Flemington Intermediate School, and J.P. Case Middle School. She
    received her BA in Psychology from Rutgers University before gaining her MA in Elementary and Special
    Education from Montclair University. She completed her graduate courses in Applied Behavior Analysis
    at Penn State University and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2014. Previously,
    she taught at a private school for students with autism and other developmental disabilities, provided
    early intervention, and worked for a large school district as a behaviorist.

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Last Modified on September 6, 2022