Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill Campus

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Campus Description

Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus, located near Route 38 in Camden County New Jersey serves students 5 to 21 years of age with one or a combination of social and learning disabilities, such as Asperger’s disorder (Asperger's syndrome), specific learning disabilities, or emotional and/or social difficulties. Some students may have a clinical diagnosis of anxiety disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (A.D.H.D.), mood, personality, and/or obsessive-compulsive disorders.

The Cherry Hill campus has an elementary/middle school and a high school, each housed in its own building. It is also home to the Standard 9: 21st Century Life and Career Skills transition concentration for students ages 17 - 21 whose IEPs require support and services in order to help prepare them for post-secondary education, work and independent living.

Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill Team Leaders:

Margaret (Peggy) Chapman, M.A. - Director of Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill Campus.

peggyPeggy has been with the Y.A.L.E. family of programs since 2001.

She earned her undergraduate degree from LaSalle University and her graduate degree from Temple University.  In 2009, Peggy was among the first cohort of school leaders to be awarded a master’s certification in transition special education from George Washington University. She was recently awarded the 2016 School Health Fellowship by Rutgers University and the Johnson and Johnson Foundation.

Deeply committed to effective and comprehensive transition planning, Peggy is one of the founding members and current chairperson of the Transition Coordinators’ Network of South Jersey.  She has published feature length articles and produced broadcasts pertaining to lifelong learning and community service.

 

 

Karen Huber, M.S. - Admissions Director and Clinical Coordinator at Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill Campus.

AdmissionsKaren has been with Y.A.L.E. School since 2004. 

She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology and women’s studies from San Francisco State University and a master’s degree in marriage, family, and child counseling from San Francisco State.  Karen is also certified as a New Jersey school social worker.

In addition to her professional work, Karen is the parent of an adult son with ASD. Personally committed to the field, Karen works to advance the diversity and opportunities for students with Asperger’s and other social learning disabilities.

 

 

 

Tara Copskey, M.A. - Principal at the Cherry Hill campus.

taraAn educator with more than a decade of experience in special education, Tara joined the Y.A.L.E. family of schools in 2005. 

She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education, and psychology from Immaculata University, and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Wilmington University.

 

 

 

 

 

Todd Serenbetz, M.A. - Principal of Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus. He also serves as that school’s Coordinator of Educational Technology.

Todd has been with Y.A.L.E. School since 2009.

He earned a bachelor’s (Honors) in psychology and sociology from Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada, and a master’s degree in education in school leadership at Wilmington University. He holds a principal’s certification in the state of New Jersey.

He is an educator with more than 12 years of experience in the area of educational technology. Todd values adaptive and assistive technology as a tool to provide an individualized educational experience for students. As school leader, Todd works with the teachers to integrate technology into their instruction and use tech resources in a manner that addresses the learning styles and accommodations of all of students. 

 

Stephanie Jeffreys  - Principal and Supervisor at Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill Campus.

A dedicated and resourceful educator, Stephanie began her career at Y.A.L.E. in 1997 as a teacher. Today, she supervises more than 40 staff, and oversees the campus’s school-wide system of positive behavioral supports.  

Stephanie earned her undergraduate degree from Cabrini University, and her master's degree in educational leadership from Wilmington University. She holds New Jersey certification as a principal, supervisor, and K-12 teacher of the handicapped.

She has specific expertise in program development, classroom management, project-based learning, differential lesson planning, curriculum development and implementation, and staff training and development. 

The Cherry Hill campus offers:

  • Low student-to-staff ratio
  • Small classes limited to 12 students
  • Highly-qualified teachers
  • Small group instruction
  • ABA-based instruction
  • Data-based instruction and intervention
  • Curriculum stressing academics, independence, social & communication abilities, and school-to-work skills
  • Specialized reading assessments and interventions
  • Numerous electives, such as industrial arts, visual arts, and computers
  • Athletic teams in soccer, softball, and basketball
  • Frequent trips and activities in the community
  • Frequent communication between school, home, and the student’s home district
  • An extended school year program

Our Cherry Hill classrooms are fully equipped with state-of-the art learning technology, including computers for each student. The campus features a carpentry shop, a computer lab, a video-production studio, a school store, a full-sized gymnasium, and several athletics fields.

Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus is home base for several unique transition options. Learn more about our transition curriculum.

Cherry Hill Campus Details
Address2127 Church Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Phone(856) 482-5252
Fax(856) 779-7721
AdmissionsKaren Huber
(856) 482-5252 ext. 150
EmailEmail this campus
Age range5 to 21
DiagnosesADHD, anxiety disorders, "Asperger's", Autism spectrum disorders, emotional disabilities, Social Communication Disorder, or specific learning disabilities
TypeSelf-contained

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Testimonials about Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill

Dawn A.

Parent

My son is in his 5th year at Y.A.L.E. School, and I know he wouldn’t be the person he is today without the help of their committed and caring staff. They go above and beyond with the teaching of citizenship, social skills, self-esteem, academics and transition skills. Thank you, Y.A.L.E.!”

Audrey and Robert M

Parents

“Y.A.L.E. School has transformed our son’s quality of life. He finally has a great sense of belonging.”

DeAnn C.

Parent

Y.A.L.E. School was instrumental in my son’s transitioning back into a public school environment. He felt safe, was able to socialize as well as participate in the sports programs offered. He will be graduating June 2015 with plans on attending college in the fall because of the skills he learned at the Mansfield Twp. & Cherry Hill campuses. Thank you for being a part of my son’s village.”

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