Program and Faculty

EHSS believes that learning happens best and students progress faster in small groups. This approach enables teachers to tailor instruction to the individual learning needs of each child while focusing on the strengths he or she brings to the classroom. Students challenged with dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, auditory processing disorders, and other language-based learning differences can in time successfully transition to more traditional programs that fits his or her needs.

Each EHSS student has the following academic classes every day:


  • Specialized daily instruction in decoding, spelling, reading fluency, vocabulary and reading comprehension
  • Evidence-based approaches and methods help students "learn to read" and "read to learn"



The faculty and staff are the heart of our program, and we are fortunate to have a passionate, experienced group of educators and support staff to work with our students each day.  The average faculty tenure is twelve years, each one of them is trained in the best approaches to reach and teach our students.

Stephen Angelo Teacher
James Bruce Teacher Assistant Current Years at EHSS: 2 Years in Education: 6

MS - Southern Connecticut State University

6th Year - Southern Connecticut State University

EdDSouthern Connecticut State University

Connecticut Certified: Special Education

Current Years at EHSS: 29

Mario Fiallo

Director of Facilities

GED - Brian McMahon High School

Current Years at EHSS: 18

Years in Profession: 30

Dr. Kathleen Gallagher

Head of Lower School, Student Advisor

BA - College of New Rochelle

MA - College of New Rochelle

EdD - St. John Fisher College

Connecticut Certification: Special Education

Current Years at EHSS: 24

Years in Education: 24

Maggie Macari

Chief Financial Officer

BS - Villanova University

Current Years at EHSS: 6

Years in Profession: 33

Dr. Kimberly Pasley

School Psychologist

PsyD - William James College

MA - Boston University

BA - Wesleyan University

Current Years at EHSS: 2

Years in Profession: 11

Shelbey Roy Development Assistant BA -