YALE School Ellisburg Campus

YALE-Ellisburg-campus-48

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.

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.

adamiani

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
  • School to work opportunities
  • 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)
TypeSelf-contained

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!”

Ms. B.

Thank you for another great year. My grandson has improved physically, academically and behaviorally. Our family has hope for his future.”

Mr. and Mrs. B.

Your caring and patience with Neil through the years has allowed him to progress forward. Thank you—all of you—for your dedication.”

Emergency Alerts
  Subscribe to emergency alerts

Ellisburg Campus Map

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

Dominic M

Former Student

“I went to the Cherry Hill campus (now Ellisburg campus) in the mid 90s to 2000s. When I first arrived, I was out of control.  I was diagnosed with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Thanks to the instructors here, I learned to read when public schools had given up on me. Despite my initial wild behaviors, instructors like Maggie Rhodes, Anna Bouvier, Stephanie Jefferys, and a few others refused to give up on me. Turned me into a better person. After attending school I actually received a scholarship to attend Wilmington University found an amazing job and did everything that people said I’d never be able to do. Thanks to instructors at that campus. I could not be more grateful for the time I spent there, and the amount of energy that School spent on me. I really credit my success in life to the instructors refusal to give up on me. Thank you so much!”

Brian K.

Parent

“Since my son, Rodney, has started attending Y.A.L.E. School, he has made some amazing accomplishments.  When Rodney started at Y.A.L.E. School, he could barely write.  He started a year and a half ago.  Rodney is now able to read, write, do mathematics and other subjects.  Before Y.A.L.E. School, Rodney was a completely different person, he was very physically and verbally aggressive.  He very rarely has these behaviors anymore.  He actually went to school for two weeks straight without an incident, which is unbelievable.  He comes home every day with mostly positive reports now.  Y.A.L.E. School has done very well with Rodney and I believe that has a lot to do with the relationship he has with his teacher, Mr. Flancer.  Y.A.L.E. school is the best thing that could have happened to Rodney.  He finally likes to go to school.  Thank you Y.A.L.E. School and staff.”

Christine T.

Parent

“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.”

Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg Photo Gallery

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

Three NJ Athletes will Represent Special Olympics USA in Abu Dhabi

This March, more than 300 athletes, coaches and support delegates will head to Abu Dhabi and represent Special Olympics USA at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games! Among that group will be 3 athletes from New Jersey, Miranda Mendoza, Jane Clark, and Christopher Wines… continue reading at sonj.org. For all Y.A.L.E. School news, subscribe to our newsletter.

Y.A.L.E. School’s Transition Program Fosters Student Success

Cherry Hill – The educators at Y.A.L.E. School, a private school serving students with autism, Asperger’s, ADHD and other social learning challenges, are celebrating the accolades recently received by Matthew Brennan, a 2016 Y.A.L.E. graduate. The American Staffing Association recently honored Matthew as the Engineering, IT and Scientific Sector All-Star. Upon graduating from Y.A.L.E., Matthew began a contract position at a […]

Tips from our Teachers: Community Outings

This tip comes from Dr. Rachael Sautter, who is the Director of Educational Services for the Y.A.L.E. School Autism Program: Community outings are an important part of life, but may involve challenges for children with autism spectrum disorder. There are several ways to prepare for community outings and maximize their positive and beneficial elements. One way to plan a meaningful […]

Read all Ellisburg news

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

Contact this campus’s admissions team

Fill out our admissions questionnaire online

Send email to Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg

We will respond to your email as soon as possible.
If your message is urgent, please contact us via phone.

If you need to report a student absence, please call your student's campus office number directly and leave a voicemail.

Fields marked * are required

Your first name *

Your last name *

Your email *

Your phone number *

City

County

State

ZIP code

School district

Subject *

Your message *

0 of 800 characters

Subscribe to the Y.A.L.E. School e-Newsletter for emails about news and upcoming events?
Yes please add me to your e-Newsletter mailing list.(We never sell or share your info)