• The Child Study Team is a multi-disciplinary group of professionals who support students, staff, and parents in maximizing student achievement, particularly for students suspected or identified as having a disability.  The Child Study Team is comprised of a school psychologist, learning disabilities teacher consultant, and social worker.  A speech therapist is also part of the Team when appropriate.  Questions regarding Child Study Team services can be directed to any of the individuals below by contacting 856-467-3300, extension 4232.

    Kingsway's Child Study Team is comprised of the following professionals:

      Mrs. Bedisky

      Phone: (856) 467-3300, ext. 4253

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      Mrs. Christina Bedisky, M.A.

      Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant

      Christie Bedisky joins the Kingsway Regional High School Child Study Team after 15 years of teaching. While middle school English Language Arts Literacy, both general education and special education, was her primary teaching responsibility, she also has experience with multiple age levels and content areas. Mrs. Bedisky has taught middle school Social Studies, guided reading intervention grouping at the elementary level, and Tier III intervention reading instruction at the secondary level. Throughout her career in education, she has enjoyed coaching Cheerleading at the middle school and high school levels, as well as, advising a peer mediation club and a National Junior Honor Society. She has had the opportunity to be a member of steering committees for school wide behavior supports, including Renaissance and Positive Behavior Support (PBS). 

      Mrs. Baney

      Phone: (856) 467-3300, ext. 3046

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      Ms. Danielle Baney, M.A., Ed.S., NCSP

      School Psychologist

      Danielle Baney has proudly been a Kingsway Dragon since 2011! Ms. Baney graduated from Stockton College earning her Bachelor's degree in Psychology before going to Rowan University and pursuing School Psychology, earning an M.A. and Ed.S. In addition to being the School Psychologist on the Middle School Child Study Team, she serves as the Anti-bullying Specialist, Special Education Team Leader, and Co-advises Dragon SPARK. Through this unique club, student leaders plan activities to promote inclusion, acceptance, and respect as well as each of the #1DragonFamily themes throughout the building and local community. Supporting students and families through educational and social-emotional needs has been a personal focus that evolved from having a sibling on the Autism Spectrum. Prior to beginning at Kingsway, Ms. Baney gained experience supporting students with Autism in specialized out of district placements and in home programming. 

      Mrs. Campbell

      Phone: (856) 467-3300, ext. 3071

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      Mrs. Laura Campbell, M.A.

      Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant

      Laura Campbell earned undergraduate degrees in both Elementary Education and Biology from Rowan University. She worked with Kindergarten students for two and a half years as an instructional assistant in Somers Point, and teacher at Blessed Sacrament Regional School. Mrs. Campbell then taught at-risk high school students for the next eight years in Vineland Public Schools. She earned her Master's degree in Learning Disabilities from Rowan University in 2011. As a Child Study Team member, she has evaluated and case managed students in grades K through 12; in Autistic, Mild and Moderately Cognitively Impaired, Behaviorally Disabled, Bilingual, Resource Center, In Class Support, and Self Contained Learned Language Disabled programs. Mrs. Campbell proudly became a Dragon at the end of 2019 as the LDTC on the Kingsway Regional Middle School Child Study Team.

       

       

      Mrs. DiGiovanni

      Phone: (856) 467-3300, ext. 4219

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      Mrs. Maria DiGiovanni, L.S.W.

      Social Worker

      Maria DiGiovanni is the School Social Worker with the Kingsway Child Study Team. She received her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Temple University in 1994. She was accepted in the Advanced Placement program at Rutgers University where she earned her Master's degree in Social Work-Direct Practice. Prior to becoming a Kingsway Dragon in July 2000, Mrs. DiGiovanni worked at Adoptions from the Heart and The NJ Department of Youth and Family Services. Mrs. DiGiovanni was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.

      Mrs. Fenimore

      Phone: 856) 467-3300, ext. 4206

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      Ms. Joanellen Fenimore, Ed.S., NCSP

      School Psychologist

      Upon graduating from Lenape High School, Joanellen Fenimore earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Delaware. After working for several years in the mental health setting, she earned her Master's degree and Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology from Rowan University. While working in the mental health setting, Ms. Fenimore received recognition for her work with emotionally disturbed, abused, and neglected children by both national and local press. In her time here at Kingsway, Ms. Fenimore has supported many students in their endeavors to overcome their challenges and successfully graduate. As a district Anti-Bullying Specialist, she co-advises the Anti-Bullying club which includes organizing the Week of Respect for the entire school. 

      Mrs. Lachall

      Phone: (856) 467-3300, ext. 4251

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      Mrs. Melissa Lachall, Ed.S., NCSP

      School Psychologist

      Melissa Lachall received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Penn State University.  After working in the Human Resources field for eight years, Mrs. Lachall returned to graduate school and received her Master of Arts in School Psychology and her Educational Specialist degree from Rowan University.   Mrs. Lachall worked for Salem County Special Services School District as a School Psychologist before starting at Kingsway Regional School District in September 2013.  Mrs. Lachall currently works at Kingsway Regional High School as a School Psychologist and Anti-Bullying Specialist.

      Mr. Mercado

      Phone: O:(856) 467-3300 ext. 4260

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      Certified Cold Yoga Instructor

      Mr. George Mercado, M.S., BCBA

      Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

      George Mercado has been a part of the Kingsway family since 2019. Mr. Mercado graduated from Rutgers University, earning his Bachelor's degree in Psychology before attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and pursuing a Master of Science in School Psychology, with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. Mr. Mercado shares the responsibility of being the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) for, both, the Middle School and High School Child Study Teams. Mr. Mercado focuses on using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to best support students and families with educational and social-emotional needs through positive behavior supports! Prior to Kingsway, Mr. Mercado gained experience supporting students with special needs in specialized out of district placements and in-home programming as a Clinical Manager and as a BCBA for a consultative company that provided services in multiple school districts and in family homes. 

      Mrs. Moore

      Phone: (856) 467-3300, ext. 3094

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      Mrs. Morgan Moore, M.S., CCC-SLP

      Speech-Language Pathologist

      Morgan Moore received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from La Salle University in 2013 and became a Kingsway Dragon shortly after. Mrs. Moore provides speech and language therapy for disorders in articulation, fluency, voice, auditory processing, receptive and expressive language, and social skills. She also implements assistive technology throughout the district, including, but not limited to, AAC devices, FM systems, and online programs. Mrs. Moore has a special interest in technology advancements for struggling readers. Mrs. Moore is dedicated to making speech therapy fun and engaging while addressing each child’s unique needs. 

      Mrs. Scurry

      Phone: (856) 467-3300, ext. 4318

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      Mrs. Tiffany Scurry, M.S.W.

      Social Worker

      Tiffany Scurry is a Social Worker on the Child Study Team.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Sociology and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Walden University.  Mrs. Scurry excitedly became a Kingsway Dragon in August 2018!  Prior to this position, Mrs. Scurry worked in underprivileged school districts, and for community agencies- Robins’ Nest, Inc., Healthy Families of America, and Parents as Teachers.  Mrs. Scurry’s vision includes making school more like home and home more like school, in which continuity of learning and student support exists in both settings.