Katy Rabenold, M.Ed, BCBA, Regional Education Director
Katy Rabenold, M.Ed., BCBA has expertise in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis. Katy has over 17 years of experience working with children diagnosed with various mental health diagnoses, autism and emotional/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 the Director of Education for two New Story Schools. In 2016 she was promoted to Regional Director of Education.
Katy has 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 Master’s degree from Lehigh University.
After attaining these degrees, Katy attained her certification from Penn State University as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
“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 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 a Therapeutic Support Staff for Reading’s BHRS Program, and was then promoted as a Program Coordinator for New Story’s Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services (BHRS) department. At that point, New Story’s Reading office opened the Blended Case Management department of which 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 has a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Lock Haven University, and a Master’s of Social Work from Marywood University. After attaining these degrees, Brooke went on to become a Licensed Social Worker and years later attained 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 Nonviolent Crisis Intervention and Applied Physical Trainings. Currently, Brooke is working towards certification as a 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
Morgan Wertz, M. Ed, Director of Education
Phone: 610-750-8350 x 8353
Morgan Wertz is the Director of Education for New Story located on Perkiomen Avenue in Reading. She has 8 years of experience with curriculum and classroom management. She started with New Story in 2008 as a TSS worker and the transitioned into a classroom assistant. She then became a Special Education teacher and was then promoted to Assistant Director of Education. Morgan also worked as a Mental Health Worker and Professional for STAP.
Morgan attended Elizabethtown College to receive her B.A. in English Education and Drexel University for her M. Ed in teaching, learning, and curriculum.
One of Morgan’s favorite quotes is, “Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I may remember, Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
Gabrielle Hole, MA, BCBA, Clinical Director
Gabrielle Hole is the Clinical Director for New Story 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.
She began her career at the New Story Wyomissing School in the spring of 2009 as a 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. Her intention was to help support this school for a few months and then return to the Wyomissing School. However, she made the decision to remain at the Perkiomen Avenue location. In the summer of 2015, she was promoted to the Clinical Supervisor position.
Gabrielle attended West Chester Univeristy to receive her B.A. in Psychology, Alvernia University to receive her M.A. in Counseling, and the Florida Institute of Technology for her Post Graduate courses in Applied Behavior Analysis.
In her free time, Gabrielle enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with 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.” Gabrielle Hole
“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
Courtney Meitzler, BS, Assistant Education Director
Courtney Meitzler is the Assistant Education Director for New Story located on Perkiomen Avenue in Reading. She has 6 years of experience working with students with diagnoses classified under emotional disturbance. She started with New Story in 2011 as a BSS and then transitioned into a classroom teacher. She was later promoted to the Special Education Coordinator and then the Assistant Education Director.
Courtney attended Kutztown University for her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education. She is currently enrolled at Saint Joseph University to receive her Masters of 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
Caitlyn Hendrie, MSW, LSW, Clinical Supervisor
Caitlyn Hendrie is the Clinical Supervisor for New Story located on Perkiomen Avenue in Reading. She has 8 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 attended Lycoming College to receive her B.A in Psychology and a minor in Biology. She then attended Temple University for her masters in Social Work. Caitlyn then became a Licensed Social Worker in 2012. She is currently completing course work 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