Morgan Wertz, M. Ed, Director of Education
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Morgan Wertz is the Director of Education for New Story, located on Perkiomen Avenue in Reading. She has eight years of experience with curriculum and classroom management. She started with New Story in 2008 as Therapeutic Support Staff and then transitioned into a Classroom Assistant. She then became a Special Education Teacher and was eventually promoted to Assistant Director of Education. Morgan also worked as a Mental Health Worker and Professional for Summer Therapeutic Activities Program (STAP).
Morgan earned her bachelor’s degree in English education from Elizabethtown College, and she obtained her master’s degree in teaching, learning and curriculum from Drexel University.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
Courtney Meitzler, BS, Assistant Education Director
Courtney Meitzler is the Assistant Education Director for New Story, located on Perkiomen Avenue in Reading. She has six years of experience working with students with diagnoses classified under emotional disturbance. She started with New Story in 2011 as Behavioral Support Staff and then transitioned into a classroom teacher. She was later promoted to the Special Education Coordinator and then the Assistant Education Director.
Courtney earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education from Kutztown University. She is currently enrolled at Saint Joseph’s University in pursuit of her master’s degree in special education.
In her free time, Courtney enjoys being outdoors, baking, and spending time with family and friends.
“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be” – Rita Pierson
Gabrielle Hole, MA, BCBA, Clinical Director
Gabrielle Hole is the Clinical Director for New Story, located on Perkiomen Avenue in Reading. She has nine years of experience working with students with diagnoses classified under emotional disturbance, implementation of NPCI, and intervening with aggressive behaviors.
Gabrielle began her career at the New Story Wyomissing School in the spring of 2009 as Behavior Support Staff. She was later promoted to the position of Paraprofessional. She held positions within the Summer Therapeutic Activities Program (STAP), both as a Mental Health Worker and a Mental Health Professional. After finishing her graduate course work, she was promoted to a Behavior Consultant position. She held this position first at the Wyomissing School and then transferred to the Perkiomen Avenue School for the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. In the summer of 2015, she was promoted to the Clinical Director position.
Gabrielle earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from West Chester University and obtained her master’s degree in counseling from Alvernia University. She also attended the Florida Institute of Technology for post-graduate courses in applied behavior analysis.
In her free time, Gabrielle enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family and her pets.
“It’s been a wonderful experience working alongside some of the most passionate and knowledgeable professionals you will encounter within this field. Every day brings new challenges and experiences and the opportunity to make an incredible impact in someone else’s life.”
“A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” – B.F. Skinner
Caitlyn Hendrie, MSW, LSW, Clinical Supervisor
Caitlyn Hendrie is the Clinical Supervisor for New Story, located on Perkiomen Avenue in Reading. She has eight years of experience working with children and adolescents with behavioral and mental health challenges in school settings, residential facilities, and psychiatric hospitals. She started with New Story in 2012 as a School Counselor.
Caitlyn earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in biology from Lycoming College and obtained her master’s degree in social work from Temple University. Caitlyn then became a Licensed Social Worker in 2012. She is currently completing coursework through the Florida Institute of Technology for a certificate in applied behavior analysis.
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Katy Rabenold, M.Ed., BCBA, Regional Education Director
Katy Rabenold, M. Ed, BCBA, is the Regional Director of Education for New Story’s Central Region. Katy has expertise in special education and applied behavior analysis. Katy has more than 17 years of experience working with children with various mental health diagnoses, autism and emotional and/or behavioral disabilities within the community and academic settings.
Katy joined New Story in 2007 as a Behavior Specialist Consultant in the community-based setting. During this time, Katy was awarded the Star of Excellence in promoting recovery and resiliency in children from Magellan Health Services. Shortly after, Katy transitioned to a Behavior Consultant in the school setting, and eventually became the Director of Education for two New Story Schools. In 2016, she was promoted to Regional Director of Education.
Katy earned Pennsylvania teaching certifications in special education for the visually impaired and blind K-21, elementary education K-6 and special education K-21. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University and her master’s degree from Lehigh University. Katy earned the status of Board Certified Behavior Analyst from Penn State University.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison
Brooke Coatsworth, LSW, BCBA, Regional Clinical Director
Brooke Coatsworth, LSW, BCBA, is the Clinical Director for New Story’s Central Region. Brooke has 13 years of experience in the field and has expertise in applied behavior analysis, school social work, and psychiatric rehabilitation.
Brooke joined New Story in 2002 as Therapeutic Support Staff for Reading’s Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services (BHRS) program, and was then promoted as a Program Coordinator for the BHRS department. New Story’s Reading office eventually opened the Blended Case Management department, where Brooke became the program’s first case manager. Brooke eventually became the Clinical Director for two New Story Schools. In 2016, she was promoted to Regional Clinical Director.
Brooke earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Lock Haven University and a master’s degree in social work from Marywood University. Brooke went on to become a Licensed Social Worker and obtained her certification from Penn State University as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Additionally, Brooke is certified through the Crisis Prevention Institute as a Certified Instructor for their Non-violent Crisis Intervention and Applied Physical Trainings. Currently, Brooke is working toward becoming Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner through the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill