New England Academy


Posted on August 23rd, 2022 by John Vogus

Gus the therapy dog visits biweekly and is possibly our favorite “staff member”. Students can sign up to spend time with Gus during their extra-curricular time.

Lauren Rushton, MSW, LCSW

Posted on August 11th, 2022 by John Vogus

Lauren is a recent graduate from Boston College’s Social Work Program. Lauren has spent the last few years working in a private special education school for students with social and emotional disabilities.

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Jennifer Ganley, M.Ed.

Posted on August 11th, 2022 by John Vogus

Jennifer has taught high school Spanish for 20+ years in both private and public schools. She is a graduate of Brandeis University, where she studied Spanish literature, and then went on to get her Master’s in Education from Boston College, with a concentration in Spanish. Jennifer has travelled extensively to Spanish speaking countries, and enjoys […]

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Ray Crossman, M.Ed.

Posted on August 11th, 2022 by John Vogus

Ray has his Master’s in Education from LeMoyne College, N.Y. Ray comes to NEA after 20+ years of teaching special education in public schools at various levels and ages. Ray has expertise in working with students with executive functioning weaknesses and will teach High School Tutorial.

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Haley Boudreau, B.A.

Posted on August 11th, 2022 by John Vogus

Haley is an experienced science and special education teacher with several years as an inclusion teacher, department chair, and curriculum lead. Her passion is making science accessible and fun for all students by incorporating projects and hands-on learning experiences. Haley completed her BA in Psychology from the University of New England and is completing her […]

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Samantha Lienert, LCSW

Posted on November 30th, 2021 by John Vogus

Samantha is a Massachusetts Licensed Certified Social Worker. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Public Health from University of Rochester and received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University, in which she also specialized in Alcohol and Drug Counseling. While at Rutgers, Samantha worked with adults and adolescents struggling with addiction, mental […]

Rebecca Snow, M.Ed, LMHC

Posted on July 19th, 2021 by John Vogus

Rebecca is a Massachusetts Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Rebecca received her master’s degree in School Counseling from Boston University and her mental health counseling licensure from Salem State University. She has many years of experience working with children and adolescents in private practice and a variety of clinical settings.

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Eric Benvin, MAT

Posted on July 19th, 2021 by John Vogus

Eric is an experienced science teacher with over 10-years of teaching Biology and Zoology. Eric has participated in the AMGEN Biotechnology experience at Harvard and brings advanced science techniques to the classroom. He is a proponent of hands-on activities that help enable students to apply what they are learning to the real world. Eric has […]

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Cecelia Tuttle, MSW, LCSW

Posted on December 2nd, 2020 by John Vogus

Cecelia received her master’s degree in clinical social work from Salem State University and has her bachelor’s degree in social work from Salem State. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Massachusetts. Cecelia previously worked in child welfare supporting families and individuals undergoing challenging life experiences. She has experience working in […]

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John Gray, M.Ed.

Posted on October 26th, 2020 by John Vogus

John has been teaching special education and history in the Boston Public Schools for the past 5-years. He has extensive special education teaching experience. John received his Masters in Education from University of Massachusetts, Boston and his undergraduate degree from Suffolk in History and Business. Additionally, he has led both Mock Trial and Model U.N.

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