Springs resident Patricia A. Loewe joined the in Wainscott as its new Education Leader.
Loewe brings over 20 years of classroom and administrative experience to the new position, which is similar to that of a principal in the charter school and pre-school. She holds New York State permanent teacher certification in both elementary and special education and a New York State School District Administrator license. She served most recently as the Director for Pupil Personnel Services at the .
“Mrs. Loewe’s passion for education, extensive experience and student-centered approach to instruction is perfectly aligned with the mission of CDCH,” said Christopher Long, Chief Operations Officer for CDCH, in a statement released last week.
Loewe has a master’s degree in educational administration from Baruch College, City University of New York and both a master’s degree in special education and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education N-6/psychology from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Maria Taliercio held the position before Loewe.
CDCH was founded in 1997 by Dawn Zimmerman, after her pre-school aged son was diagnosed with autism, but could not receive the services he needed without taking a dauntingly long bus ride to BOCES. Though it began as a pre-school, it grew to include a charter school, serving kindergarten through fifth-grade students in 2001.
Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc., a non-for-profit organization, took over the school in 2010. responsibility for CDCH in 2010.
It now serves 130 students, who live within a 50 mile radius of the school.