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



Stephanie Adams, Blue Room Teacher

Miss. Stephanie started at the AAL in November of 2017. She graduated from Bowling Green State University in August of 2016. She has a bachelor’s degree in Individual Studies with a Minor in Special Education. She is working on getting her master’s degree in Special Education and plans on being finished with her program in December of 2019. She has 3 years’ experience as a caretaker for adults with Special Needs and 1 year as a paraprofessional in Bowling Green City Schools as well as her many experiences throughout her college years. sadams@theautismacademy.org


Emily Mills, Green Room Teacher

Miss Emily started at AAL in July 2014. She graduated from the University of Toledo in May of 2014 with her Bachelors in Special Education with a focus on Moderate to Intense needs. Currently, she is attending Bowling Green State University to earn her Masters in Special Education with a focus on Autism Studies. emills@theautismacademy.org 



Sara Boyer, Yellow Room Teacher

Mrs. Sara Boyer started in the Blue room at AAL in 2013 until 2017. After returning from North Central local schools after the 2017-2018 school year she started teaching in Yellow Room. She graduated in 2007 from The Ohio State University with a Masters in Early Childhood Education. In 2009 she finished coursework at Ashland University for Intervention Specialist certification for learners with Mild-Moderate educational needs. She served as a home instructor for Mount Vernon City Schools in Ohio and Early Exceptional Educational needs teacher in Vermont before coming to teach at AAL.
sboyer@theautismacademy.org



Bridgett Ely, Silver Room Teacher

Mrs. Ely began working at the AAL in July 2018.  She previously worked as a paraprofessional at Perrysburg and Bowling Green City Schools.  She attended BGSU and received her Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies in 2016, and her Master of Education in Special Education along with her Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate in 2018. bely@theautismacademy.org



Stefani Dutcher, Red Room Teacher

Ms. Stefani started at AAL in July 0f 2017 and she is so excited to be here.  She graduated from BGSU with her Bachelors in Special Education in May of 2016. This is her first year at AAL but she has had many experiences throughout her college career as well as 6 months at an inner-city school and substitute teaching in an autism classroom at another district. sdutcher@theautismacademy.org



Norma Bryant, Gold Room Teacher
M
s.  Bryant began her position at AAL in November 2014.  She earned her BA in Multidisciplinary Studies at Cambridge College, Boston, Massachusetts in 2009.  Ms. Bryant earned her Masters of Science in Education with a specialization in Special Education Teaching at Capella, Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2014 after completing her practicum experience at AAL.  This year is Ms. Bryant’s 22nd year working with children with disabilities.  Ms. Bryant worked for 19 years as a paraprofessional prior to becoming a teacher.
  nbryant@theautismacademy.org



Nichole Huber, Brown Room Teacher

Ms. Huber began her work at the AAL as a paraprofessional in 2012. She became the Brown Room teacher in July 2017. Ms. Huber received a B.A. in Individualized Programs with a focus on Special Education from the University of Toledo. She is currently working on her M.Ed. in Special Education at the University of Toledo.nhuber@theautismacademy.org