The Carmody School Faculty

Lynn Campanella - Monmouth University, BS Special Education/Elementary Education. Certificates: Standard certificate Teacher of Handicapped k-12, Standard certificate Elementary Teacher k-8. Wilson Reading System Level 1 and Foundations Trained. Active member of International Dyslexia Association. Appointed to Jayne S. Carmody School as the head lower school educator in 2016. RCDS appointed 2012.

Amy Clark - Monmouth University, B.S., Elementary and Special Education, N.J. Certifications: Teacher of N-3rd grade, Elementary Teacher K-8th grade, Teacher of the Handicapped (birth-21years of age), Active member of International Dyslexia Association and National Association of Special Education Teachers. Jayne Carmody School Appointed 2011

Natalie Diehl - St. Elizabeth’s College, B.A. Double Major: Elementary Education and Psychology Concentration: Special Education N.J. Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing Elementary Teacher, K-8 N.J. Standard Teacher of the Handicapped, Permanent Passed NTE in Elementary Education. M.S.Ed. degree from Monmouth University as a Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (LDTC). Wilson Reading System Certified. Active member of International Dyslexia Association. Director of Student Services; Jayne Carmody School Appointed 2007

Susan Drucker - Boston College, B.S., Double Major: Elementary Education/ Math Computer Science; Boston College, M.Ed., Moderate Special Needs. Jayne S. Carmody School Appointed 2016 RCDS appointed 2007.

Lorraine McEvoy - Kean University, B.A.; Long Island University, M.A.; Monmouth University, M.A.T. Ed, N.J. Certifications: Orton Gillingham instructor and International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC). Active member of International Dyslexia Association. Jayne Carmody School Appointed 2013

Shayne McKinsey - Boston University, B.A in Psychology.; Fordham University, M.S. in Educational Psychology & Ph.D.; School Psychology; School Psychologist Appointed 2015

Jessica Murphy - Montclair State University, B.A. in Family and Childhood Studies with a concentration in Early and Middle Childhood Education and concentration in Mathematics, Georgian Court University, N.J. certification: Teacher of Students with Disabilities, Jayne Carmody School, Math Appointed 2015


Suzanne Shafritz - OTR/L- Thomas Jefferson University- Certificate degree in Occupational Therapy, University of New Hampshire, B.S. in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Spanish. Registered and licensed occupational therapist in Pa. and N.J. School based therapist with Shorekids Pediatric Therapies and Tender Touch Occupational Therapy. Occupational Therapist Appointed to the Jayne Carmody S. School 2015. Specialty training in; processing disorders, visual perceptual skills, visual motor skills, sensory integration, dysgraphia, ADHD, dyslexia, executive functioning, and autism.

As the JSCS Occupational Therapist, Mrs. Shafritz has specific knowledge and expertise to help children perform school-related activities and daily routines to fulfill their roles as students. Suzanne uses a comprehensive approach when assessing student's performance across a broad range of skills through participation in individually designed activities and supported work on classroom assignments. She also assists our students with many tasks, including executive functioning skills, written work, number sense, visual spatial skills, and use of assistive technology.

The Jayne S. Carmody School offers Occupational and Speech therapy for students who qualify for such services. Students are assessed and interventions are determined based on the individual child’s specific needs, small group, one to one or a push-in model. Therapists are contracted through Shore Kids Pediatric Therapies. Students outside of the JSCS may receive services during the school day if therapy is warranted. Please contact Natalie Diehl, Director of Student Services, ndiehl@rcds.org, for more information.

Marla Volpe - M.S., CCC-SLP – Loyola University in Maryland – graduated with a M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP), Loyola University in Maryland – graduated with a B.S. in Communication Sciences and a minor in Spanish. Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Registered and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in New Jersey and New York. Early Intervention and school based SLP as an independent contractor. Pediatric SLP with Shorekids Therapies. SLP appointed to the Jayne Carmody S. School 2017. Specialty training in: PROMPT, alternative and augmentative communication (AAC), executive functioning disorder, auditory processing disorder, feeding, articulation, language development and autism spectrum disorder.

As the JSCS’s Speech and Language Pathologist, Ms. Volpe, is available to support students in the classroom, support the teachers as they individualize instruction and provide one-on-one therapy where the individual plan for a child indicates this is needed. Additionally Ms. Volpe provides assessment in areas such as phonological awareness and reading comprehension to assist classroom teachers in monitoring students’ progress in those areas.

Consultation and collaboration with teachers typically involves providing insights into underlying language deficits that may be affecting academic performance and collaborating on strategies to help the student improve the deficit or compensate by minimizing the impact.

Natalie Diehl
Director of Student Services

Born and raised in Summit, New Jersey, Natalie earned her B.A. in Special Education, Elementary Education and Psychology from the College of St. Elizabeth. She has her M.S.Ed. degree from Monmouth University as a Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (LDTC).

Natalie began her teaching career in 2003 at the Winston School in Short Hills, a school for children with learning differences, where she worked for four years. She moved to Monmouth County in 2007 where she was recommended by the Winston School’s head to assist in the creation of the Jayne S. Carmody School. During the past eight years, Mrs. Diehl has seen the Carmody School grow from only seven students to the full-fledged program it is today.

Natalie currently resides in Shrewsbury, New Jersey with her husband, son, and daughter.

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