Katy Rabenold, M. Ed, BCBA, Regional Director of Education
Katy Rabenold, M.Ed., BCBA has expertise in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis. Katy has over 17 years of experience working with children diagnosed with various mental health diagnoses, autism and emotional/behavioral disabilities within the community and academic settings.
Katy joined New Story in 2007 as a Behavior Specialist Consultant in the community based setting. During this time Katy was awarded the Star of Excellence in promoting recovery and resiliency in children from Magellan Health Services. Shortly after, Katy transitioned to a Behavior Consultant in the school setting and eventually the Director of Education for two New Story Schools. In 2016 she was promoted to Regional Director of Education.
Katy has Pennsylvania teaching certifications in Special Education for the Visually Impaired and Blind K-21, Elementary Education K-6, and Special Education K-21. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University and Master’s degree from Lehigh University.
After attaining these degrees, Katy attained her certification from Penn State University as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison
Brooke Coatsworth, LSW, BCBA, Regional Clinical Director
Brooke Coatsworth, LSW, BCBA has 13 years of experience in the field and has expertise in Applied Behavior Analysis, School Social Work, and Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
Brooke joined New Story in 2002 as a Therapeutic Support Staff for Reading’s BHRS Program, and was then promoted as a Program Coordinator for New Story’s Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services (BHRS) department. At that point, New Story’s Reading office opened the Blended Case Management department of which Brooke became the program’s first case manager. Brooke eventually became the Clinical Director for two New Story Schools. In 2016, she was promoted to Regional Clinical Director.
Brooke has a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Lock Haven University, and a Master’s of Social Work from Marywood University. After attaining these degrees, Brooke went on to become a Licensed Social Worker and years later attained her certification from Penn State University as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Additionally, Brooke is certified through the Crisis Prevention Institute as a Certified Instructor for their Nonviolent Crisis Intervention and Applied Physical Trainings. Currently, Brooke is working towards certification as a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner through the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts”. –Winston Churchill
Laura Mattiuz, M. Ed, Director of Education
Laura Mattiuz, M.Ed is the Director of Education for New Story Wyomissing. She has 9 years of experience in her field and has expertise in Verbal Behavior. In 2007, Laura began with the company as a Behavior Support Staff in the Wyomissing School. In the summer of 2007 she began teaching Autistic support. In 2011, she then began working as Behavior Consultant. Then in the summer of 2012, she was promoted to the Assistant Director of Education. In 2016 Laura went on to become the Director of Education for Wyomissing.
Laura attended The Pennsylvania State University for her Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and Alvernia University for her Masters of Education.
In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time with family and friends and going to the beach.
“The most rewarding part of my job is working with the students and seeing their successes, no matter how small they may be. Being part of the New Story team in Wyomissing that comes together and is always working for the kids is a fantastic feeling; knowing that we are making a difference in the lives of the students we serve is so rewarding.” – Laura Mattiuz
“It is never to late to expand the mind of a person on the autism spectrum” –Dr. Temple Grandin
John Schadler, MS, BCBA, Clinical Director
Phone: 610-396-3673 x3217
John Schadler, M.S., BCBA is the Clinical Director for New Story Wyomissing. He has 14 years of experience in the field, and has worked with children and adults diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum in academic, residential, and community based settings. He is currently a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
In his previous work experiences, John worked in Orlando, Florida for 8 years. During his time in Florida, he worked in several organizations specializing in treatment of severe behavior disorders with children and adults that had multiple diagnoses, including developmental disabilities and Autism. He began in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis as a direct care professional, and then went on to serve as a behavior analyst, as well as an Assistant Clinical Director. He has also worked as a consultant for families raising children with developmental disabilities and in a private school setting that served students with communication deficits and behavioral challenges. After working in Florida, John moved back to his home state of Pennsylvania and has worked for the past 6 years in organizations as both a behavior analyst and Administrator serving individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.
John has published 2 research articles, one of which he was first author, in Behavioral Interventions. He has also presented his work at the Florida Association of Behavior Analysis conference. John is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Behavior Analysts and is an annual attendee at the National Autism Conference.
John received his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a minor in business and his Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Pennsylvania State University and Florida Institute of Technology.
John enjoys spending his free time with his family and coaching youth sports.
“I enjoy working for New Story because each day I have the opportunity to work with children with multiple diagnoses, improve their quality of life, foster their independence, and watch them learn and grow.” – John Schadler
Jena Gant, M.Ed, Assistant Director of Education
Jena Gant, M.Ed. is the Assistant Director of Education for the New Story Wyomissing School. Jena has been in the human services field for over 8 years and has a deep passion for helping children and adults with disabilities live a life of possibilities.
Jena obtained her Master’s degrees from Lehigh University in Human Development and Special Education and has her Pennsylvania teaching certification in Special Education K-21. She started as a direct support professional working with transition age individuals seeking employment services. Jena then served as a residential program manager for a CLA and after being a supervisor was promoted to an Assistant Director of day services at the same nonprofit organization.
Jena is excited to join the New Story team and to start making memories!
“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” -Maya Angelou
Elsa Betts, MA, Clinical Supervisor
Elsa Betts, MA, is the Clinical Supervisor for New Story Wyomissing. She has worked with children and their families for 22 years, and has expertise in working with family dynamics and students with mental health issues.
Elsa started with New Story in 2009 as a Mental Health Professional. She moved on to become a Behavioral Consultant in two New Story Schools. In 2012 she was promoted into the role of Clinical Supervisor.
Elsa attended DeSales University for her Bachelor’s of Science and Alvernia University for her Master’s of Arts. She believes the most rewarding part of working at New Story are the interactions she has with her students. In her free time, Elsa enjoys spending time with family.
“The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important than the amount.” – B.F. Skinner