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Camp Abilities Brockport Staff:

 

Director

Lauren Lieberman, PhD, earned her doctorate in adapted physical education at Oregon State University with an emphasis on sensory impairments. She taught at Perkins School for the Blind. Lieberman is currently a professor and teaches APE at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. She has co-authored several books including: Strategies for Inclusion, Games for People with Sensory Impairments, Going Places: Transition Guidelines for Physical Activity for Children with Visual Impairments, Paraeducators in Physical Education, and continues to do research in this area.
Contact: (585) 395-5361 * Fax (585) 395-2771
llieberm@brockport.edu

Assistant Director

Haley Schedlin, MEd, earned both her Bachelor’s degree and Master's degree in Adapted Physical Education from  The College at Brockport, State University of New York.  She is currently working as a Physical Education Teacher in the West Irondequoit School District.  She has been involved with Camp Abilities Brockport for the past six years and has also been involved with Camp Abilities AZ and AK.  Haley has co-authored two fitness manuals for individuals with Visual Impairment with Dr. Lauren Lieberman through research done at Camp Abilities.  Haley was recently awarded the 2008 Adapted Physical Education Master's Student of the Year.

 

Aquatic and Boating Director

Amanda Tepfer received her Bachelor degree from Wright State University and Master’s from The College at Brockport, both in Adapted Physical Education.  She has been involved with Camp Abilities Brockport for the past 13 years, Camp Abilities Tucson for 3 years and is currently the Director of Camp Abilities Florida.  Amanda is teaching Adapted PE for Franklin County MRDD in Columbus, OH.

Graduate Assistants

Jeff Yellen earned his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from The College at Brockport, State University of New York. He is currently working to earn his Master’s degree in Adapted Physical Education at The College at Brockport. Jeff has been involved in Camp Abilities in NY, MD and CT.

Tiffany Mitrakos earned her Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from The College at Brockport. She will be working on her Master's degree in Adapted Physical Education at The College at Brockport. This will be Tiffany's third summer with Camp Abilities Brockport.

 

Staff

Beth Foster is our tandem biking and goalball specialist.

Brian Mucino is our track and field specialist.

Cathy Lyle is the interpreter coordinator and deafblind specialist from Minnesota.

 

Dani LeRoux is in her fourteenth year at camp abilities Brockport. She has helped as a sport specialist at Florida camp abilities for two years. Dani currently teaches over 100 students with disabilities ranging from elementary to high school adapted physical education. Dani is our beep baseball and aquatics specialist.

 

Diane Briggs is a teacher for students with visual impairments and has been teaching in Texas for the past 31 years. Diane is one of our "Braille Queens" as well as a tandem biking specialist.

 

Don Johnson is our judo specialist who has a 3rd degree black belt in Kodokan Judo, which he started under Olympic Coach, Dr. Sachio Ashida. Here at Brockport he continues to study with Olympians Inaki Sanz and Nagaysu Ogasawara. For the last 3 years Don has taught judo classes here at The College at Brockport.

 

Donna Dollard is a 2004 graduate of West Chester University of PA, where she has continued on to pursue her Master's Degree in Health Education. Donna is in her third year as a teacher at the PA Leadership Charter School in West Chester where she teaches Middle School Health and PE. In addition to the Brockport Camp, Donna has volunteered at Camp Abilities in PA, Long Island, Florida, and Alaska. This year's camp will be Donna's 15th Camp Abilities experience.

 

Gina Pucci is in her 10th year at Camp Abilities Brockport and has helped with Camp Abilities Florida for the past two years. She is currently teaching high school health and PE in Cecil County public schools in MD. Gina was the 2004 Camp Abilities Graduate Assistant in Brockport. She is our sports specialist for tandem biking and goalball.

Jocelyn Paris has been heavily involved in Camp Abilities over the past 7 years. This year, she will be working with Haley to provide nutritious and tasty meals to campers and staff.

 

Judy DeRycke and Sheila Parks are our Camp nurses, keeping everyone healthy.

 

Lisa Hanson is in her sixth year at Camp Abilities Brockport. She has taught Orientation and Mobilitiy in Texas for the past 18 years. Lisa is our O&M Specialist and "Braille Queen" as well as being a track and field specialist.

Kate Herd is our track and field and gymnastics specialist.

Kira Labagh has been involved in Camp Abilities in NY, AK, PA, and CA. Kira is our track and field and gymnastics specialist.

 

Sharon Pagel is the archery specialist and is blind.

 

Terry Kelly is a Canadian singer/songwriter who is blind.

 

Volunteers

Volunteers are pooled from physical education and special education undergraduate and graduate programs across the United States and overseas. Volunteers can sign up online if they are interested in becoming a counselor for the upcoming camp.

 

 
 
Camp Abilities is a sponsored program at The College at Brockport, State University of New York.  Neither Camp Abilities Brockport nor The College at Brockport has any affiliation, association or sponsorship of Camp Ability and the Illinois Spina Bifida Association.
Camp Abilities Brockport: Staff