THE AUTISM

ACADEMY OF

LEARNING



James Jones, Principal
Mr. Jones began work at the AAL as a paraprofessional in 2009. He became the classroom teacher in 2012 and worked concurrently to complete an M.Ed. in Special Education at the University of Toledo.  Prior to receiving his M.Ed., Jim received a B.A. in History from Bowling Green State University and an M.A. in History from Shippensburg University. jimjones@theautismacademy.org 


Amanda Richards, Director of Education

Ms. Richards began her work at the AAL in 2014. Prior to working at the AAL, Amanda performed student teacher duties at school sin Norwalk and Tiffin, Ohio. She also worked in educational settings in Norwalk and Milan, Ohio. Amanda received a B.S in Education from Bowling Green State University.arichards@theautismacademy.org



Sara Boyer, Blue Room Teacher

Ms. Davis began working at the AAL in 2013. Prior to this position, she worked as a special education instructor in both Mount Vernon and Howard, Ohio as well as in Wells River, Vermont. Sara received a B.S. and an M.Ed. in Education from The Ohio State University.sdavis@theautismacademy.org


Emily Mills, Green Room Teacher

Ms. Mills began her work at the AAL in 2014. Prior to her employment with the school she gained experience in various educational environments both in the Toledo, Ohio and Monroe, Michigan areas. Ms. Mills received her B.S. in Special Education from the University of Toledo.emills@theautismacademy.org


Lori Dombrowski, Gold Room Teacher

Ms. Dombrowski began her position at AAL in April  2016.  She earned her BA in education at Northeastern Illinois University in both elementary education k-8 as well as special education k-12 in 1983.  In 1985 Ms. Dombrowski earned her masters degree in  education handicapped adolescence with an endorsement in special needs vocational education.  This is her 24th year of teaching special needs students. ldombrowski@theautismacademy.org


Jane Brenneman, Silver Room Teacher

Ms. Brenneman began working at the AAL in August of 2016. Ms. Brennman graduated from the University of Toledo in 1986, with bachelor of education  in Physical education/kinesiotherapy/ focus special education.  Ms. Brenneman has a Masters in art education and is currently working on her Doctorate in early childhood special education.Ms. Brenneman worked for the Board of Developmental disabilities for 17 years, at Ohio's first charter school for 12 years before retiring and as an education advocate at the Ability Center of Toledo. jbrenneman@theautismacademy.org


Natahsa Healy, Red Room Teacher

Ms. Healy came to AAL in May 2016. She has earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education for students with moderate to intensive needs at Ohio University in the Spring of 2016. This is Ms. Healy’s first year at AAL and has had experience working with children K-12 throughout her college career in Athens, Ohio. 



Alison Engel, Art Coordinator 

Ms. Engel began her work at the AAL in 2014. Prior working at the AAL, Alison gained experience in art education by volunteering in a program using art to rehabilitate adolescent girls facing criminal charges, an intensive Young Artist Workshop program, and teaching at a local art studio. She received a  B.A. degree in Studio Art from the University of Toledo and a M. Ed. and License in Art Education from the University of South Carolina. http://alisondelaney4.wix.com/alisondelaney

​aengel@theautismacademy.org