Jennifer Might

Jennifer Might is the Founder and CEO of STEPS. She has been working with individuals diagnosed with autism for 26 years. She completed her masters in Psychology and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Jennifer founded STEPS on the belief that all students can reach their full potential if they are in a supportive and positive environment and teachers have an unwavering belief in students, regardless of behavioral needs or verbal abilities. Jennifer is passionate about creating opportunities for students to develop a positive self-identity through engaging in activities that build self-worth, learning how to overcome challenging circumstances and developing the skills needed for self-advocacy. She has recently been involved in creating vocational opportunities and enrichment experience through the Willow+Wood store and Willow Farm program and is excited to continue building these programs. Jennifer believes that STEPS should always be evolving to meet the unique needs of students and that innovation and creativity should be a part of each program design.

Katie Smith, BCaBA – Chief Operating Officer – STEPS Academy 

Katie Smith has been with STEPS Academy since 2009 and fulfilled many roles within the educational group during that time.  She provides support to the STEPS Academy vision and operational leadership for the program.  She is committed to fostering a healthy culture that facilitates the motivation and empowerment of others, mentors and develops organizational leaders, and aligns the team towards growth, innovation and the fulfillment of the STEPS Academy mission.

Aaron Muttillo, Director of Wellness & Clinical Services – Insightful Minds

Aaron Muttillo has worked with children and adolescents in public, private, and non-profit settings for more than 20 years. He has extensive experience managing programs that serve students with diverse learning abilities. Aaron is a licensed school psychologist and holds a doctorate in urban education from Cleveland State University. Aaron is committed to creating educational settings that are research-based, dynamic, and joyful.  Aaron works to develop and implement a multi-tiered system of supports that provide targeted interventions to our students.

Christine Zanoni, Principal – Insightful Minds 

For more than 30 years, Christine Zanoni has worked in education as a teacher, school leader, and program director. Using a strengths-based approach woven with experiential engagement, mindfulness, and best practice, Christine fosters the development of children and young people, believing that in creating a community of learning and belonging for all, students will discover and grow. Christine holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from Hiram College, a master’s degree in special education from Kent State University, and leadership credentials from Baldwin Wallace University.

Brian Roberts, Dean of Instruction – Insightful Minds

Brian Roberts has dedicated the last 29 years to students receiving special education services, as both a classroom teacher and instructional coach. He holds a master’s degree in education from Kent State University and has numerous years of experience as a trainer and mentor for teachers. He believes that students of all abilities are able to thrive when a safe, comfortable learning environment is established.

Anthony Liber, Principal – STEPS Academy

Anthony Liber has worked in the field of education for more than 25 years. He began his professional career in New England, where he received specialized training in applied behavior analysis. During his career, Anthony has worked as a consultant, teacher, and school administrator in programs that educate students with Autism. Anthony enjoys the relationships that he has formed with students, families, and colleagues.

Bryan Holtsclaw, Program Director – Willow Farms

Bryan Holtsclaw has worked in both public and private educational settings for over 5 years. Bryan is a licensed and board-certified occupational therapy assistant who has specialized in serving students with autism and related developmental disabilities. In addition to his occupational therapy skill set, Bryan possesses boundless creativity that he uses to establish learning environments in natural settings. This approach allows students of all abilities to gain independence and grow as individuals.

Mandy Turk -Board-Certified Music Therapist, Director of Training and Staff Development

Mandy Turk joined the STEPS Educational Group team in 2018.  With a rich background spanning 8 years in the field and as a board-certified music therapist, Mandy brings a unique blend of expertise and passion to her role.  Over her tenure, she has navigated various positions within the company, with her primary focus on cultivating a nurturing environment where staff and students can flourish.  She is committed to fostering growth and support throughout her training and development initiatives.

Cheryl Donaldson – RN – Director of Clinical Services

Cheryl Donaldson is our RN, Director of Clinical Services.  After graduating from Bowling Green and Tri-C she has worked as an RN for 30 plus years in Critical Care and Pediatrics.  For the past 20 years specialized in working in non-profit settings with children and adolescent students with diverse medical diagnoses and educational abilities. She is a member of NASN and certified in mental health nursing.  Cheryl is committed to providing our students and staff with a safe and healthy educational environment that maximizes the unique strengths and opportunities of the STEPS program.