Laura Mattiuz, M. Ed., Director of Education
Laura Mattiuz, M. Ed., is the Director of Education for the New Story New Holland 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
Jena Gant, M. Ed., Assistant Director of Education
Jena Gant, M.Ed., is the Assistant Director of Education for the New Story New Holland School. Jena has been in the human services field for more than eight years and has a deep passion for helping children and adults with disabilities live a life of possibilities.
Jena obtained her master’s degree in human development and special education from Lehigh University and earned her Pennsylvania teaching certification in special education K-21.
Jena started as a Direct Support Professional working with transition age individuals seeking employment services. She then served as a Residential Program Manager for a CLA, where she was eventually promoted to Assistant Director of Day Services.
“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” – Maya Angelou
Gina Glessner, MA, BCBA, Clinical Director
Gina Glessner, M.A., BCBA, is the Clinical Director for the New Story New Holland School. She has seven years of experience in the field. Gina began working for New Story in the Summer Therapeutic Activities Program (STAP) from 2009-2012. During that time, she worked as Behavioral Support Staff, Mental Health Worker, and Lead Mental Health Worker. In addition, she assisted with coordinating the STAP program each summer.
Gina transitioned into the York school as Behavioral Support Staff in 2012 and was eventually promoted to Lead Behavioral Support Staff. She was promoted to a Behavioral Consultant in August 2013 when she began working in the Lancaster School, and moved up the ranks to Clinical Supervisor in October 2015. During the summer of 2017, Gina was promoted to the position of Clinical Director.
Gina earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from West Chester University and obtained her master’s degree in applied behavior analysis with an emphasis in autism from Ball State University.
“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.”
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