Meet the Team

Nikki Koppel

Director of Residence Life at Summit Campus

Experience:
Presently:

  • Director of Residence Life Summit Campus Worcester, MA

Formerly:

  • Director of Special Events Worcester Railers HC, Worcester, MA

  • President & Independent Consultant Outside the Box Advisors, Inc., Delray Beach, FL

  • Job Coach & Community Based Instruction Coordinator Palm Beach School for Autism, Lake Worth, FL

  • Teacher Palm Beach School for Autism, Lake Worth, FL

Education:

  • School District Palm Beach County ASD Endorsement To be Awarded in 01/2022

  • Bachelor of Arts Theater Hunter College of The City University of New York New York, NY 05/1984

  • Professional Certification in Elementary Education, ESE, Drama, Florida

  • Professional Crisis Management Certified, 2016-present

  • Cornell University Food and Beverage Certificate November 2020

Professional Activities:

  • Florida Division on Career and Transition

  • Unicorn Children's Foundation Community Inclusion Awards Teacher/Educator of the Year Winner 2018

  • Worcester County North Central Chamber of Commerce member
     

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Dan DiMezza

CEO Summit Agency

Experience:
Presently:

  • Executive Director,  Summit Academy, Worcester, MA 2007 to Present;

  • Co-founder of Summit Agency, Inc., higher education supports;

  • Member, Board of Directors for Massachusetts Association of Approved Private Schools (MAAPS).

Formerly:

  • Program Director at Salter College, West Boylston, MA – 2005-2007 and PT 2012-2016

  • ACICS and Board of Higher Ed approved instructor, and Evening Administrator – Salter College

  • Accreditation Specialist for schools and colleges at ACICS, Washington DC 2006-2007 PT.

Education:

  • Framingham State University, Framingham, MA- Major, Political Science

  • Penn Valley Community College – EMT

  • Bancroft School Of Massage Therapy - LMT.

Professional Activities:

  • ALICE certificate -security, safety and lock-down protocols for schools

  • Former Board President and board member of Town of Barre EMS

  • Former Board member for WEARY health organization, West Boylston, MA

  • Worcester County North Central Chamber of Commerce member.

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Paula Donahue

Director of Academic Services

  • BA, Elementary Education, Worcester State University

  • MEd, Generic Consulting, WSU

  • Wilson Dyslexic Practitioner, Wilson Reading

  • CAGS Candidate, Reading, WSU

Taylor Fedele

Campus Resident Mentor

Experience:

Presently:

  • Behavior Technician, 2022-Present, Summit Agency, Worcester MA

  • Resident Mentor, 2022 - Present, Summit Campus, Worcester MA

Formerly:

  • Behavior Technician, 2021-2022 Early Autism Services, Boston MA

Education:

  • Salem State University, Salem MA, Dual Degrees

    • BA in Art, Photography Focus

    • BS in Psychology

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Brandon Moreau

Summit Campus Resident Coordinator

Experience:

Presently:

  • Resident Life Coordinator, Summit Campus, Worcester, Ma

Formerly:

  • High School Math Teacher 2021-2022 Summit Academy Day School

  • 2021-2022 English and Math Summer Summit Academy Day School

  • 2017-2021 K-12 Daily/Long Term, Substitute Teacher Pawtucket School District

Education:

  • Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA, BA 

    • Majors, History, Secondary Education 

    • Minor, Social Studies

    • Certified, SEI (Sheltered English Immersion)  

  • Bristol Community College, Fall River, Ma, AA