Executive Director Raymond P. Cristofoletti of Durand, Inc., based in Mt. Laurel, has announced that Jennifer Amoroso, M.Ed., BCBA, has joined Durand as new principal of the organization’s K-12 special needs school in Woodbury.
“This is an intricate position, involving a variety of skills and the ability to work exceptionally well with students, parents, school districts, staff and administration,” said Cristofoletti. “It requires a strong understanding of Applied Behavior Analysis, curriculum, autism, and in-home and community programming,” he added. “After an extensive, exciting interview process, we are proud to welcome Jennifer Amoroso as the ideal match for the Durand School principal. Her skills, experience, and positive energy are outstanding.”
Amoroso has worked as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Director supervising other BCBA’s in various school, residential and home settings, including Gloucester Township Public Schools in Blackwood; New Behavioral Network in Cherry Hill; Devereux Cares in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, and AdvoServ in Bear, Delaware. As such, she has regularly employed principles of Applied Behavior Analysis into educational programming for students with autism, including developing Verbal Behavior classrooms.
Prior Amoroso taught special education students for 9 years. She has extensive experience in administrative leadership, staff development, community and professional involvement and student intervention. Amoroso is a certified reading specialist, with Master’s degrees in Reading, School Leadership and Educational Psychology, as well as Principal certification and special education degrees. She also has connections in the South Jersey community, enabling her to expand Durand’s job placement program by gaining job sites for students.