Meet Our Team

We are Academic Coaches who specialize in helping students who struggle with Executive Function Deficits succeed in school.

At ACA, we pride ourselves on our exceptional team of highly trained, experienced academic coaches who all hold advanced degrees in education or related fields. Our coaches are selected based on a combination of experience, education, and the ability to connect with students and build a positive relationship based on trust and support.

Each academic coach is required to complete the extensive ACA Coach Training and Mentor Program that encompasses current science-based research and strategies proven to increase academic success in students who struggle with executive function difficulties. New coaches are paired with a veteran coach who they observe, and they are observed by during coaching sessions. Mentors give guidance and are available to coaches on an ongoing basis.

Coaches are paired with students based on a number of factors including the education level of the student, pertinent issues of the student, and suitable personality traits.

Coach Hilary

Hilary Ben-Ami

All Grade Levels Coach
Coach Devon

Devon Bernhagen

All Grade Levels Coach
Heather Calabro

Heather Calabro

MS and HS Coach
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Angie Fitzgerald

All Grade Levels Coach
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Kylie Froehlich

All Grade Levels Coach
Bari Frydman

Bari Frydman

College Coach

Stephanie Fuchs

MS and HS Coach
Coach Alysha

Alysha Gray

College Coach
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Monica Herrick

All Grade Levels Coach
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Celia Lofink

College and Career Coach
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Andrea Marshall

College Coach
Coach CP

C.P. Martinez

MS and HS Coach

Yvette Nieves

College Coach

Marissa Niles

Director of Operations

Irwin Nussbaum

CFO & College Coach

Sheila Nussbaum

MS and HS Coach
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Tierney Porter

MS and HS Coach

Dennis Racanello

All Grade Levels Coach

Christine Riley

College and Career Coach

Sue Schaefer

Founder & CEO
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Tia Smith

College Coach
Coach Tom

Tom Szendrey

All Grade Levels Coach

Heather Toyen

MS and HS Coach

Dave Woolever

College Coach


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Chief Happiness Officer
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Barketing Manager
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Chief Furnancial officer

Note: MS = Middle School Coach, HS = High School Coach

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