Baltimore Team

Baltimore Campus Team

 Dr. Paula Cage, Head of School, Baltimore Campus

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B.S. in Sociology, Bowie State University M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Phoenix Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Management, Capella University Dissertation: Designing an Intervention to Increase Reading Levels of Students with Special Needs

Dr. Paula Cage, Head of School, Baltimore Campus

Dr. Paula Cage is excited to return for her 2nd year on the Baltimore team. She joined the Auburn School last year with 14 years of experience working in education in a variety of roles. Most recently, she spent 7 years with DC Public Schools, first their Special Education Coordinator and then as their Monitoring and School Support Specialist. Preceding her leadership positions with DCPS, Paula taught at such institutions as High Road Academy, Maryland International Day School, and The Goddard School. Since 2010, she has also served as an adjunct professor at the Community College of Baltimore County, where she has lectured in the field of child development. Paula holds a B.S. in Sociology from Bowie State University, a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Phoenix, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University, where she wrote her dissertation, Designing an Intervention to Increase Reading Levels of Students with Special Needs

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 Holli Meissner, Occupational Therapist

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M.S. Occupational Therapy, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine Holli (with minors in Psychology and Communications)

Holli Meissner, Occupational Therapist

Holli joins The Auburn School with 19 years of experience as an occupational therapist working with children of all ages in a variety of settings. Most recently, she worked in an outpatient setting in Montana before moving to the Baltimore area last June with her family. Holli received her B.S. in Physical Education from Pacific Lutheran University and her M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Holli also has minors in psychology and communications. She has obtained certificates of clinical enhancement in baby treatment and in feeding and swallowing. She has completed all the Handwriting Without Tears courses as well as the Print Tool and looks forward to helping all children be able to enjoy writing. Holli is excited about the opportunity to work with the staff and families at The Auburn School and making a positive difference in each child’s education experience!

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 Dan Miller, Adapted Physical Education Teacher

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B.F.A. Theater for Youth, Shenandoah University

Dan Miller, Adapted Physical Education Teacher

Dan came to Auburn after teaching at a K-8 private school. His work experience includes that of numerous companies that embrace the arts, education, self discovery and connecting with the world around us. Since receiving his BFA in Theater for Youth from Shenandoah University, Dan has brought to life his vision of using creativity and exploration in his teaching.

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Advisory Board

  • Vincent Culotta, Ph.D. ABN, is a Board Certified neuropsychologist and President of NeuroBehavioral Associates in Columbia, Maryland. NeuroBehavioral Associates serves children and adolescents with learning, attention, chronic medical, and neurodevelopmental differences through neuropsychological assessment and consultation. Dr. Culotta completed his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University, doctoral work in clinical psychology from the University of Memphis, and specialty training in the neurosciences at the University of Maryland Medical School. Dr. Culotta has served as the director of neuropsychology in the neurosurgery division of The University of Maryland’s R. Adam’s Cowley Shock Trauma Center. His research and clinical interests include disorders of executive functioning, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders and traumatic brain injuries.

    Dr. Susan R. Grant, neurolinguist, holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, having studied at the Graduate School of Medicine and the College Park campuses of the University of Maryland. She specializes and did research in Neurolinguistics, the study of the relationship between brain and language development. She also holds a Master of Science and Maryland license in Speech and Language Pathology. Dr. Grant has been in private clinical practice for more than 25 years, diagnosing and developing treatment plans for children with speech-language, reading, writing and learning disabilities. 

    Marjorie Hoffman, founding head, The Auburn School, Baltimore, has over forty years of experience as an educational professional, serving diverse schools in a variety of capacities. As a founding teacher of The Krieger Schechter Day School, Mrs. Hoffman began her career in leadership as their first Head of School. She later served as The Head of School at Valley Academy, a school for students with language based learning differences, and as The Middle School Head at Garrison Forest School. She has been actively involved with the Association of Independent Maryland Schools, working on professional development offerings, the AIMS annual conference and most recently as facilitator for a series of workshops for beginning teachers. Mrs. Hoffman received her B.S. in early childhood education from the University of Maryland, an M.Ed from Johns Hopkins University and a certificate of administration and supervision from Towson University.

    Katherine Holman, Ph.D., speech language pathologist, is an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education at Towson University and a certified speech-language pathologist. Dr. Holman is the director of the Teacher as Leader in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Master’s program and is a regional autism consultant. She is a co-editor and author of the book, “School Success for Kids with Autism.” She has dedicated her life’s work to creating a positive influence for and understanding of life on the autism spectrum.

    Susan Leviton, professor and attorney, was employed at the Baltimore Legal Aid Bureau from 1972 to 1975, where she served as managing attorney of the welfare unit. In addition, she served as the legal aid lobbyist to the Maryland General Assembly. She is past chair of the Maryland Human Relations Commission and founder of Advocates for Children and Youth, a statewide child advocacy group. Professor Leviton has written and participated extensively in representing children in special education proceedings and the juvenile court.

    Dr. Gail Liss, speech language pathologist and psychology associate, has been in the education field for over 40 years. In addition to testing and acting as a case manager between families, schools, and other service providers, she serves on the board of the Hearing and Speech Agency of Baltimore.

    Rebecca Reynolds, School Search Group L.L.C. ,  holds an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s degree in School Psychology. She is a former school psychologist and director and admissions at St. Paul’s School. She has worked as an educationalconsultant and is the owner and operator of the School Search Group. Ms. Reynolds has presented widely for parents on such topics as understanding evaluations and placement procedures. Her publications include Opening School Doors, Coping with School Selection Procedures.

    Dr. Sharon Richter, DO, is the director of the division of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital at Sinai. She completed her pediatric residency at Thomas Jefferson University and the A.I. duPont Hospital for Chil­dren and followed that with a fellowship in Developmental- Behavioral Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  She is board certified in developmental- behavioral pediatrics and is a member of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and an affiliate member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Richter has presented nationally and regionally on issues relating to pediatric behavior and mental health. She has co-authored the chapter on child development in “Oski’s Pediatrics” and was a contributing writer for the AAP violence-prevention publication “Connected Kids”.