Meet the Child Study Team
Judith Marino - School Psychologist
I am excited to be a part of the Haddon Heights Child Study Team in the role of School Psychologist. I am committed to serving the students, parents and teachers of the Haddon Heights School District and I look forward to helping our students reach their full potential. Great things are possible when we work together for the common goal of our students' success!
Nina Mattie - School Psychologist
I am proud to be a member of the Haddon Heights School District, as a Child Study Team School Psychologist. I have experience as both a special education teacher and a school psychologist and am very fortunate to be doing something that I love; working as a team member with dedicated and skilled students, staff, parents and community members, for the benefit of our students.
Cory Mueller - School Psychologist
It continues to be a privilege to be a School Psychologist in my hometown community of Haddon Heights. I have been a part of the Haddon Heights family since 2010 and I serve as a preschool and elementary case manager and provide psychological services district-wide. It is a rewarding experience to work with our students, staff and parents to achieve the best educational outcomes for our children. Our team continually strives to improve our services, programs, and capabilities in order to provide our Borough with the best service models in the county. I also enjoy the opportunity to serve as a resource for the community in the areas of child development, special education and mental health.
Kristina Sacco - School Social Worker
I am proud to be a member of the Haddon Heights Child Study Team and to have the opportunity to work with the great staff, students, and families in this community. As a social worker, my goal is to help children and their families get the educational resources they need to be successful. I am looking forward to working as a team member to support the importance of learning in our Haddon Heights schools.
Kathy Von Thaden - Learning Disability Teacher Consultant
I am honored and energized to work with the students, families, and staff of the Haddon Heights School District as a Learning Consultant for the Child Study Team. Working together, we can encourage positive learning environments, increase student achievement, and support the advancement of our students towards independence and success. Go Garnets!
Team Member Roles
Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultants (LDT-C)
Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultants (LDT-C) are trained to assess the learning styles of students and determine specific achievement levels in a variety of content areas. An LDT-C has the background of being a certified teacher and utilizes this experience to recommend and model specific methods and strategies that may benefit a student. An LDT-C works collaboratively with the student’s educational team to develop individualized programs and academic interventions for students with disabilities. Additionally, these professionals consult with general education intervention teams and case manage the individual education plans of special education students.
School Psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students’ abilities to learn and teachers’ abilities to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, cognitive development, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School Psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community. Aspects of a School Psychologist's responsibilities include but are not limited to psychological evaluations, school counseling, individual education plan case management, behavioral assessment and intervention planning.
Social Workers provide services to students and their families to help students attain maximum benefits from their educational programs. The School Social Workers’ knowledge of social, emotional, cultural, and economic differences in families enables School Social Workers to be the link between home, school, and the community. School Social Workers work on the Child Study Team to ensure delivery of Special Education and Related Services to eligible children and encourage families to be involved in the IEP Team decisions. School Social Workers also provide interventions to children by providing counseling services and support to school staff directly in the school setting.