Nicole Pinterich, Regional Director of Education
Nicole M. Pinterich is the Northeast Regional Education Director of New Story. She received her Bachelor of Science in Childhood/Elementary Education
and her Master of Science in Special Education/Exceptionalities from Bloomsburg University.
Nicole started with New Story in 2005 as the Behavioral Specialist Consultant, and was promoted to Education Director soon after. She has 25 years of experience in her field.
In her free time, Nicole enjoys reading, spending time with my family, and traveling.
“The most rewarding to me about my job is that I don’t view what I do as a “job,” rather I consider what I do my career and passion of mine.” – Nicole Pinterich.
“There’s a world of difference between insisting on someone doing something and establishing an atmosphere in which that person can grow into wanting to do it.” Fred Rogers.
Beverly Strunk, Regional Clinical Director
Beverly Strunk, Ph.D, BCBA, LBS is the Director of Operations for Northeast Region New Story. She has15 years of experience in her field. Beverly is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed Behavior Specialist, and has expertise in the areas of community-based mental health services, staff development, program growth and expansion. She started with New Story in 2004 as the Behavioral Specilaist Consultant and was then promoted to Clinical Director in 2009, and Director of Operations in 2012
Beverly received her Ph.D. in Human Development from Marywood University, Scranton, Pa, her Masters Degree in Counselor Education from Marywood University, Scranton, Pa, and her Bachelors Degree in Sociology from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors; biking, hiking, and skiing. She is also interested in reading, traveling and photography. Beverly also spends time supporting: S.A.F.E. (Supporting Autism and Families Everywhere), Wilkes-Barre, Pa, Autism Coalition of Luzerne County, Pa, Pastoral Council, St. Jude Parish, Mountaintop, Pa, Social Action Committee, and St. Jude Parish, Mountaintop, Pa
“The most rewarding aspect of my work is seeing children and families accomplish their goals. I am grateful to be part of a company that shares in the mission of helping people to overcome their challenges in life.” – Beverly Strunk.
Andrea Dennis, Director of Education
(570) 285-7709 ext. 7107
Andrea Dennis is the Director of Education for New Story Throop. She received her Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Millersville University, and her Master of Science in School Administration from Western Maryland
Andrea has 16 year of experience in the field of education both as a teacher and educational leader. Over the course of her 16 years, she has worked within the public, county, and now private school sector educating children from K-21.
“What is most rewarding about my job is celebrating each child’s success whether small or large and fostering an environment that encourages children to continue to grow and acquire the skills they need throughout their lives.” – Andrea Dennis
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, playing sports, and spending time with her family.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emersion
Kelly Greenish, Assistant Director of Education
(570) 285-7709 ext. 7180
Kelly Greenish is the Assistant Director of Education for the New Story Throop school. She began her career at New Story in September of 2015, and was promoted to Assistant Director of Education in February of 2016. Kelly has fifteen years of experience in teaching, with eleven years in special education with varying exceptionalities.
Kelly attended the University of Central Florida where she acquired her Bachelor’s Degree in Exceptional Education in 2001. She also received additional certifications in Elementary Education, Gifted, and ESL.
In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.
“The most rewarding part of my job is to see children succeed and believe in themselves.” – Kelly Greenish
“I never teach my students, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they learn.” – Albert Einstein
Dina Newberry, Assistant Director of Education
(570) 285-7709 ext. 7102
Dina Newberry is the Assistant Director of Education at New Story, Throop. She received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education/Psychology from Marywood University along with an Elementary and Special Education Certificate.
She started working at New Story in 2005 as a Therapeutic Staff Support and became a Special Education Teacher in 2006 for Middle School Autistic Support. She moved to the Throop School when it opened in 2010 and taught High School Emotional Support. She became the Floating/Lead Teacher in 2013.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with family, reading Stephen King novels and watching Horror Movies.
“The most rewarding aspect of my job is watching the students change and grow throughout the years. Their successes, big or small, makes each day unique and important.” –Dina Newberry
“Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness” -George Santayana
Carina Baldacci, Clinical Supervisor
(570) 285-7709 ext. 7106
Carina Baldacci, M.A., BCBA, LBS is the Clinical Supervisor for the New Story School in Throop. She has over 6 years of experience in the field and has expertise as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Behavioral Specialist. Carina started as an Intern with New Story at the Harrisburg school in 2012 and within months, was offered a BSS position. She was then promoted to the Behavior Consultant position in November 2012. She transferred to New Story Throop in the summer of 2014 and was promoted to Behavior Analyst during the summer of 2016. Her most recent promotion was to Clinical Supervisor in May of 2017.
Carina received her B.A. in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University in May of 2012 and her M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism from Ball State University in December of 2014.
Originally from Scranton, Carina now resides with her family in Moosic, Pa. In her free time, Carina enjoys traveling and spending time with her two (soon-to-be 3) children, Luca and Kai, and husband, Gage.
“The quality of human life, perhaps even the survival of life as we know it, depends on finding ways to make everyone’s environment more nurturing–less coercive and more caring, supportive of human development, and focused on doing what works.” -Anthony Biglan
Tammy L. Rade, LCSW, Clinical Director
(570) 285-7709 ext. 7105
Tammy L. Rade, LCSW is the Clinical Director for New Story Throop school. Tammy started with New Story in 2008 as the school counselor and BSC, and she has 14 years of experience in her field. She has expertise in counseling and crisis intervention; behavioral intervention and enhancing social skills in the autistic population; counseling children, adults, couples, and families dealing with a variety of Axis I and Axis II diagnoses; developing diagnostic impressions according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and working with a wide variety of experts on treatment planning; certified Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) trainer through the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI); maintaining safety for staff and students in the Throop school.
Tammy received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Religion from Muhlenberg College, her Master’s in Theology from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, where she focused her studies in family systems.
Tammy started out piloting the counseling program in the Wyoming and Berwick schools and became a licensed clinical social worker. (LCSW) She worked as the site supervisor for the STAP program in Berwick in 2009.
When the Throop school opened in 2010, she transferred as the school counselor in Throop and also took on more responsibilities by supervising the crisis intervention specialists. In 2013 she was promoted to Clinical Supervisor in the Throop School and then the Clinical Director not long after. She was CPI trained as an NVCI trainer in 2013, and is currently taking classes with intention to sit for BCaBA certification.
In her community, Tammy enjoys assisting with her children’s sports teams, participating as a family member at the YMCA, and preaching the monthly children’s sermon at her church. She also is on the Church Council at her congregation and actively participates in her sons’ Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts meetings and events. Tammy loves to knit, crochet, read, play with her cat, and go on adventures with her boys.
“New Story strives to work together to write new stories for everyone’s lives we touch, including our own. My job is never the same one day to the next and I have the opportunity to get to know some amazing people of all ages. I come to work with the intention of helping students with special needs achieve their goals but I leave with a greater understanding of a caring community. I learn more each day from our students about patience, love, and talent than I have learned from any group of people in my life. We laugh together, we cry together, and we celebrate accomplishments together. I consider myself blessed because I enjoy going to work every day. I have not always had that pleasure and I know few people in this world can say the same. It truly is a family here at New Story.” – Tammy Rade