Laura Mattiuz, M. Ed., Director of Education
Laura Mattiuz, M. Ed., is the Director of Education for the New Story Wyomissing School. She has nine years of experience in her field and has expertise in verbal behavior. In 2007, Laura began with the company as Behavior Support Staff in the Wyomissing School. In the summer of 2007, she began teaching autistic support. In 2011, she began working as a 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 earned her bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies from Penn State University and obtained her master’s degree in education from Alvernia University.
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.”
“It is never too late to expand the mind of a person on the autism spectrum.” – Dr. Temple Grandin
John Schadler, MS, BCBA, Clinical Director
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John Schadler, M.S., BCBA, is the Clinical Director for the New Story Wyomissing School. 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.
John previously worked in Orlando, Fla. for eight years. During his time in Florida, he worked for 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 six years in organizations as both a behavior analyst and administrator serving individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.
John has published two 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 earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a minor in business from Penn State University and obtained his master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from the 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.”
Elsa Betts, MA, Clinical Supervisor
Elsa Betts, MA, is the Clinical Supervisor for the New Story Wyomissing School. 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
Katy Rabenold, M.Ed., BCBA, Regional Education Director
Katy Rabenold, M. Ed, BCBA, is the Regional Director of Education for New Story’s Central Region. Katy has expertise in special education and applied behavior analysis. Katy has more than 17 years of experience working with children with various mental health diagnoses, autism and emotional and/or 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 became the Director of Education for two New Story Schools. In 2016, she was promoted to Regional Director of Education.
Katy earned 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 her master’s degree from Lehigh University. Katy earned the status of Board Certified Behavior Analyst from Penn State University.
“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, is the Clinical Director for New Story’s Central Region. Brooke 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 Therapeutic Support Staff for Reading’s Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services (BHRS) program, and was then promoted as a Program Coordinator for the BHRS department. New Story’s Reading office eventually opened the Blended Case Management department, where 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 earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Lock Haven University and a master’s degree in social work from Marywood University. Brooke went on to become a Licensed Social Worker and obtained 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 Non-violent Crisis Intervention and Applied Physical Trainings. Currently, Brooke is working toward becoming 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