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Faculty and Staff

"Gillen Brewer is a community where we all learn and grow together. It is the idea of making a difference each day for future generations that keeps me passionate about what I do. It is this passion that I see in the staff at Gillen Brewer. The love and care each staff member provides on a daily basis for our children is extraordinary and I am so honored to be a part of this learning community."

Donna Kennedy, Head of School


Gillen Brewer staff represents a wide range of backgrounds. The school seeks educators who bring a wealth of professional experiences and who value a team-teaching approach to education and intervention. Head of School, Donna Kennedy, has been with the school since its inception. Administrators are chosen for their strong knowledge in their fields, as well as their commitment to the mission and vision of the school.

Head teachers have completed or are pursuing Masters Degrees and are certified in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Special Education. Associate Teachers are chosen both for their experience, understanding of child development and desire to pursue advanced educational degrees. Our five Speech/Language Pathologists, five Occupational Therapists, and five Psychologists are licensed and certified by the State of New York in their specific disciplines. The arts and science departments are comprised of individuals active in their respective fields including music and art education. Additionally, Gillen Brewer is committed to employing a staff that reflects the diversity of our surrounding community.