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MVA’s Professional Team

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Carol Nielsen, M.A. BCBA
Director
Mission Valley Academy

Staffing for intensive elementary and middle school programming
Our team consists of one special educator for each group of eight to ten students, a compliment of paraprofessionals necessary to educate our students at a ratio of 2.5 students for each direct service staff member, additional paraprofessionals as needed to educate students who require a more intensive ratio, a fully licensed Speech/Language therapist, a Registered Occupational Therapist, and a karate instructor.

We are positive and energetic; we love our work and our students; and we function as a true team, with a common mission to have our students learn as rapidly and as enjoyably as possible. Our professionals are top notch and several of our Paraprofessional teachers have BA’s.

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Steve Wheless, M.A.
Prog. Coordinator

Danielle Bustamante, M.A., BCBA, Teacher

D. Bustamante, M.A., BCBA, Teacher

Sabrina Bogosian, B.S., Teacher

Sabrina Bogosian, B.S., Teacher

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Sophia Frost, M.A., LMFT, BCBA, LMFC

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Carmen Avila-Bromar, B.A., O.T.

Jennifer Guilfuss, M.S., CCC-SLP Sp/Lang

Jennifer Guilfuss, M.S., CCC-SLP

Frank McCarroll, M.S., Sensei Master

Frank McCarroll, M.S., Sensei Master

Kyah Poniktera, B.A., Pre-Intern Teacher

Kyah Poniktera, B.A., Pre-Intern Teacher

Rob Hester, B.A., Pre-Intern Teacher

Rob Hester, B.A., Pre-Intern Teacher

Rae Washington, B.S., Pre-Intern Teacher

R. Washington, B.S., Pre-Intern Teacher

 
 
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