Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg Campus


Campus Description

Y.A.L.E. School’s Ellisburg campus, located at Connecticut Avenue and NJ Route 70 in the Ellisburg section of Cherry Hill, serves students 5 to 21 years of age with emotional and behavioral difficulties and specific learning and/or multiple disabilities. Some students may have a clinical diagnosis of anxiety disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (A.D.H.D.), mood, personality, obsessive-compulsive, or oppositional-defiant disorders, and/or specific learning disability. Most struggle with effective relationships with peers and adults.

The Ellisburg campus also now houses a self-contained autism transition program for students with autism ages 18–21. Go to the Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg Autism Program page to learn more.

Classrooms are equipped with state-of-the art educational technology, including computers and software for each student. The school has a well-equipped science classroom, a visual arts and graphic design lab, a large indoor multipurpose room with fitness area for physical education, an auditorium, kitchen, nurse's office, and more.

Students 14 years of age and older receive individualized transition services to prepare them for life after graduation. The program’s intensive school-to-work curriculum includes vocational planning and support, job skills training and mentoring, and practical on-the-job experience in the community.

Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg Team Leaders:

Alvin Doyle, Jr., M.Ed. - Campus Director at Y.A.L.E. School’s Ellisburg Campus.  

Al has been with the Y.A.L.E. family of programs for nearly 35 years.

He earned his master’s degree in education from Lehigh University and holds a principal certification in New Jersey, along with a teacher of the handicapped certification in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

A veteran educator, he is a strong advocate for at-risk children and youth. Al is deeply committed to building a community of support and works to build positive relationships with parents, law enforcement, and child advocacy organizations.

Andrea Damiani, M.Ed, LCSW
- Principal of Y.A.L.E. School’s Ellisburg Campus. 


Andrea has been with YALE School since 2015.

She holds a Master’s degree is Educational Leadership from Cheyney University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. She is certified in the state of New Jersey as a School Principal, School Supervisor, School Social Worker, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Andrea is also a trainer for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

Andrea comes to YALE with 13 years of experience in education with the Camden City School District. She has volunteered with the Camden County Traumatic Loss Coalition as a trauma first responder and is a mentor to at-risk youth.

As the school leader Andrea enjoys getting to know each student and working closely with parents.

G.W. Krauss, Psy.D., BCB - Assistant Director at Y.A.L.E. School.

gwkrausDr. Krauss has been with Y.A.L.E. since 2010 and is responsible for policy design and implementation for behavioral and social learning programs

He earned a doctorate and master’s degree in clinical psychology from Widener University, as well as a master’s degree in community psychology from the University of Alaska.  He is certified in New Jersey as a school social worker and is a certified Red Cross mental health disaster responder. Dr. Krauss is certified in neuropsychology, biofeedback, SERE, and aeromedical psychology.

Dr. Krauss supervises faculty in development and implementation of behavioral intervention programs and clinical services in special education.  He is co-author of LEGO®-Based Therapy: How to build social competence through LEGO®-based Clubs for children with autism and related conditions.

In addition to his work at Y.A.L.E., Dr. Krauss serves in the Army Reserves as a clinical psychologist assigned to the 327th Medical Detachment Combat Operations Stress Control Unit.

Noah McKay - Lead Teacher at Y.A.L.E.’s Ellisburg campus. noahNoah has been with Y.A.L.E. School since 2006. He earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Bethany College.  He is currently enrolled in Wilmington University, and will earn a Master’s degree in school leadership in the fall of 2016. Upon graduation Noah will hold both a supervisor’s certification and a principal’s certification.

Noah was instrumental in establishing the Green Vision recycling program, a work-study program at Y.A.L.E.  He has delivered workshops in the areas of school wide positive behavior support, effective communication with parents, and building community relationships. As a school leader, Noah strives to manage and organize the operations of a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment, and also to collaborate with families, district representatives, and the community to meet the individual needs of each student.

Dr. Danielle Taylor, Psy.D. - Danielle earned a B.A. in Psychology from Hartwick College as well as a M.S. in Educational Psychology and Statistics and a doctorate in School Psychology from the University at Albany.  She also earned her NJDOE Supervisor certification through Montclair State University.  Dr. Taylor is also a certified Pet Partners therapy team evaluator.  She is a nationally and NJDOE certified school psychologist that has worked in public and private schools, as well as, clinical settings in NJ, NY, PA, and VA. ,

Dr. Taylor is a sought after speaker, having presented at state and national conferences, provided educational workshops to both professionals and families including several school districts and child study teams in NJ on a variety of topics including Dyslexia, academic interventions, behavior management, psycho-educational assessment, and animal-assisted therapy. 

Professionally active, she serves as Vice-Chair of the Children’s Interagency Coordinating Council-Atlantic County, Co-Chair of the Transition Coordinators Network of South Jersey, and the New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board.  She is also an adjunct psychology professor at Rowan University. 

The Ellisburg campus offers:

  • Low student-to-staff ratio
  • Highly-qualified teachers
  • Small group instruction
  • ABA-based instruction
  • Counseling services for students and families
  • A strong therapeutic focus
  • Data-based instruction and intervention
  • Social skills instruction
  • Ongoing program review
  • Curriculum that stresses academics, independence, social and communication skills
  • Trips and activities in the community
  • Extensive parent training and support
  • Opportunities to participate on athletic teams
  • Individualized transition planning and post-graduation placement
  • Frequent communication between school, home, and the referring district
  • An extended school year program

Ellisburg Campus Details
Address11 Connecticut Ave. Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Phone(856) 629-1811
Fax(856) 520-8233
AdmissionsKaren Huber
(856) 482-5252 ext. 150
EmailEmail this campus
Age range5 to 21
DiagnosesSpecific learning disabilities, emotional, social, behavioral disabilities; anxiety disorders, autism (18-21 only)

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Testimonials about Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg

Hazel McC.


“I love everything about Y.A.L.E. School. My child has been at Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg since 2017 and is in the 8th grade now. Since being at Y.A.L.E. he loves to read, mind you he has always hated reading. Mrs. D is wonderful, she has reached out to me to update me on my child, good or bad. She puts in place different strategies to help my son be successful at Y.A.L.E. I have seen academically my sons progress in a short time. Math is so much better also. Mrs. Colonna is a great teacher she will email me everyday to update me on my child, good or bad. This school puts a lot of effort to give children with emotional challenges everything they need to be successful. I wish I could send all my kids to Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg. Thank you for all of your support and understanding.”

Dianna M.


Everyone has been so patient, understanding and willing to do anything it takes to help him. The communication between parents and staff members is nothing short of fantastic!”

Christine T.


“Y.A.L.E. is a great place for any child having a hard time.  It is a safe, loving and educational environment that has helped my son tremendously.  The teachers, staff and principal are all genuinely invested in making every child the best they can be.”

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Latest Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg news

Bernard Hopkins spoke at Y.A.L.E. Ellisburg

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  Y.A.L.E.’s Ellisburg and Northfield campuses showed their appreciation for deployed U.S. troops by participating in 107.9 Nash Icon’s “100,000 Thank You’s” movement. This radio station in Nashville, Tennessee wanted to make U.S. soldiers feel appreciated this holiday season with 100,000 thank you cards from across the country. Y.A.L.E.’s Ellisburg and Northfield campuses took on the challenge and made as many […]

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Upcoming events for Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg

High School Transition Workshop

March 26 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm

“Maximizing Services in the Transition Years: A Presentation for High School Parents” Monday, March 26th 6:30pm – 7:30pm The high school years require planning and preparation for the adult years ahead. Please join us for a training session that provides an important overview into the realm of transition planning to assist parents of students with special needs. Presented by: Robert […]

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