Connections Day School People

Ms. Kathleen Kabak, M.Ed., M.A.

Principal

At CDS SInce...2019

Dr. Kristen Mittl Pollina, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist | Senior Psychologist | Primary Clinical Supervisor

At CDS Since . . . 1999

Dr. Giovanna Vitullo, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist | SEDOL Diagnostic & IAES Program Coordinator | Primary Clinical Supervisor

At CDS Since . . . 2011

Ms. Betty Lindquist, M.B.A.

Founder

At CDS Since . . . 1998

Dr. Sol Rappaport, Ph.D., ABPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist | Owner | Auxiliary Clinical Supervisor

At CDS Since . . . 1999

Dr. Kathryn Hefferon, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist | Owner | Auxiliary Clinical Supervisor

At CDS Since . . . 2007

Mr. Erik Billings, M.Sc.

Administrator

At CDS Since . . . 2017

Ms. Melinda McCabe, B.A.

Office Manager

At CDS Since . . . 2000

Mr. Cliff Bosworth, B.S.

Administrative Assistant

At CDS Since . . . 2007

Dr. Michael Greenbaum, M.D.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist | Psychiatric Consultant

At CDS Since . . . 2001

Mr. John LaVere, R.N.

School Nurse

At CDS Since . . . 2015

Mr. Arnold MaGee

Behavior Intervention Specialist

At CDS Since . . . 2013

Mr. Donte Fain

Behavior Intervention Specialist

At CDS Since . . . 2018

Mr. Detrick Washington

Behavior Intervention Specialist

At CDS Since . . . 2016

Ms. Laura Grimes, M.Ed.

Assistant Senior Behavior Intervention Specialist for CDS & CAE | Chosen Stars and Grief & Loss Group Leader | Certified Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Instructor

At CDS Since . . . 2005

Mr. John Nelson, M.A.

Senior Behavior Intervention Specialist for CDS, SC, NCA & CAE | Certified Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Instructor

At CDS Since . . . 2000

Ms. Melissa Mowder, M.A.

High School Teacher | Lead Teacher

At CDS Since . . . 2004

Ms. Danielle Gonzalez, B.A.

High School Teacher

At CDS Since . . . 2007

Mr. Anthony Kim, B.A.

High School Teacher

At CDS Since . . . 2002

Mr. Kevin Thunholm, B.A.

High School Teacher

At CDS Since . . . 2012

Ms. Melissa Goossen, M.A.

High School Diagnostic Program Teacher | Curriculum & Assessment Coordinator

At CDS Since . . . 2000

Ms. Melissa Mayer, M.A.

Elementary School Teacher

At CDS Since . . . 2017

Ms. Beatrice Desimoni, M.A.

Middle School Teacher

At CDS Since . . . 2019

Ms. Jena Kuykendall, B.S.

Elementary & Middle School Diagnostic Program Teacher

At CDS Since . . . 2015

Mr. Mike Sutti, M.A.

Physical Education Teacher

At CDS Since . . . 2004

Mr. Tom Breilein, B.S.

Life Skills Program Coordinator | Lead Program Assistant | Community Service & Chicago Area Alternative Education League (CAAEL) Coordinator

At CDS Since . . . 2014

Dr. Stephanie Conforti, Psy.D., LPC

Program Therapist

At CDS Since . . . 2014

Ms. Nicole Pilot, Psy.D.

Therapist | Post-Doctoral Fellow

At CDS Since . . . 2016

Ms. Kayla Pedraza, B.A.

Program Therapist

At CDS Since . . . 2017

Mr. Shane Rondeau, M.A.

Therapist | Doctoral Intern

At CDS Since . . . 2018

Ms. MaryPat Henders, M.A.A.T, LCPC

Senior Program Therapist | Personal Management and Grief & Loss Group Leader

At CDS Since . . . 2008

Ms. Diana McNelis, M.A., LCPC, CADC

Substance Abuse Specialist | Drug & Alcohol Education | Specialty Substance Abuse Group Leader

At CDS Since . . . 2003

Ms. Sam Daab, M.A.A.T., ATR, LCPC

Art Therapist | Art Therapy & Chosen Stars Group Leader

At CDS Since . . . 2016

Ms. Lisa Cotey, B.A.

Therapist | Therapy Extern

At CDS Since . . . 2018

Ms. Ceara Hershberger, M.A.

Therapist | Therapy Extern

At CDS Since . . . 2018

Ms. Jessica Miller, M.A.

Therapist | Advanced Therapy Extern

At CDS Since . . . 2018

Ms. Savannah Williams, B.S.

Therapist | Therapy Extern

At CDS Since . . . 2018

Ms. Desiree Linderman, M.A.

Therapist | Therapy Extern

At CDS Since . . . 2017

Mr. Eric Kristofferson, M.A.T.

Program Assistant

At CDS Since . . . 2010

Ms. Harriet Fine, A.A.

Program Assistant

At CDS Since . . . 2010

Ms. Christina Milburn, B.A.

Program Assistant

At CDS Since . . . 2011

Ms. Heather Musich, B.S.

Program Assistant

At CDS Since . . . 2015

Ms. Jennifer Yoder, B.A.

Program Assistant

At CDS Since . . . 2016

Ms. Randi Stone, B.A.

Program Assistant

At CDS Since . . . 2016

Ms. Stephanie Brehm, B.A.

Program Assistant

At CDS Since . . . 2016

Mr. Matt Lytle, B.A.

Program Assistant

At CDS Since . . . 2017

Ms. Julie Bridge

Program Assistant

At CDS Since . . . 2018

Ms. Flor Marcos, B.A.

Program Assistant

At CDS Since . . . 2018

Ms. Amber Whitmer

Program Assistant

At CDS Since . . . 2018

Ms . Sarita, M.A.

Program Assistant

At CDS Since . . . 2019

Mr. Tyler Lees, B.A.

Program Assistant

At CDS Since . . . 2019

Ms. Daysharay Lezine

Program Assistant

At CDS Since . . . 2019

Mr. Michael Mathy, B.A.

Program Assistant

At CDS Since . . . 2019

Ms. Lynne Laughery, B.S.

Program Assistant

At CDS Since . . . 2019

Ms. Heather DeBruin, M.S., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

At CDS Since . . . 2016

Dr. John Lybolt, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Speech & Language Pathologist

At CDS Since . . . 2017

Ms. Stefanie Schroeder, M.S., CRC, LCPC

Vocational Counselor

At CDS Since . . . 2018

Ms. Rachel Merke, B.S.

Senior Transition Services Specialist for CDS, SC, NCA & CAE

At CDS Since . . . 2012

Ms. Deborah Isberner, M.A., M.Edd.

Reading Intervention Specialist

At CDS Since . . . 2017

Dr. Paula Sterner, Ph.D.

Math Intervention Specialist

At CDS Since . . . 2018

Dr. Christina Bailey, Psy.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist | Psychodiagnostician | Clinical Supervisor

At CDS Since . . . 2009

Dr. Heather Digby, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist | Psychodiagnostician | Clinical Supervisor

At CDS Since . . . 2018

Ms. Samantha Taylor, B.S.

Psychodiagnostic Extern

At CDS Since . . . 2018