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
Gina Glessner, MA, BCBA, Clinical Director
Gina Glessner, M.A., BCBA is the Clinical Director for New Story Kenhorst. She has 7 years of experience in the field. Gina began working for New Story in the STAP program from 2009-2012. During these four years, she worked as a BSS, MHW, and Lead MHW. In addition, she assisted with coordinating the STAP program each summer, prior to working in the above roles. She transitioned into the school as a Behavioral Support Staff in 2012. After she began working within the York school as a Behavior Support Staff in August 2012, she was promoted to a Lead Behavioral Support Staff shortly after. She was promoted to a Behavioral Consultant in August 2013 when she began working in the Lancaster School, and was promoted to Clinical Supervisor in October 2015. During the summer of 2017 Gina was promoted to Clinical Director.
Gina attended West Chester University to obtain her B.A. in Psychology, and she attended Ball State University to receive her M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism.
“The most rewarding part of my job is undoubtedly being able to assist in developing plans that allow our students to be successful and develop new skills. Seeing our students expand their skills, while working with staff that are truly dedicated to seeing our students learn and grow is remarkable.” – Gina Glessner
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