Community School Staff

Community Schools staff

Stephanie Stinney, Family Advocate

518-328-5653
stinneys@troycsd.org

Co-facilitates family outreach efforts (calls, correspondence, emails, home visits). Assists families on-site with support services and outside referrals, make connections with community organizations. Partners with caregivers to provide support and advocacy by attending parent meetings, offering support during crisis, and conducting home visits. Coordinates engagement opportunities for families in conjunction with PTO and school staff.

Marissa Reimer, Social Worker

518-328-5665
reimerm@troycsd.org

Provides emotional support/counseling and psycho education to the families of our students. Works with teachers and staff to help foster their own emotional well being, which in turn maintains healthy learning environments for the students.

Candace Miller, Community and Student Advocate

518-328-5612
dobbsc@troycsd.org

Co-facilitates family outreach efforts; on-site point person for uniforms; co-facilitator of Project PROMISE initiative, morning assemblies, and engagement events. Assists families on-site with support services and outside referrals, make connections with community organizations, push in classrooms for teacher support, lessons and facilitates student groups to teach life skills, leadership, and to further current school initiatives. Support documentation and communication of Student Support services.

Lynne Arienti, Nurse Case Manager

Offer support with medical needs for students and family members. Also assists family in finding providers for PCP, dental, vision, other medical needs. Conducts home visits w/ Student and Family Advocates to assess medical/social needs. Make referrals to community agencies as needed, and follows up with families concerning use of resources, progress, and appointments.

Josette Langlois, Community Schools Case Manager

Offer support with mental health issues, and new diagnoses. Assists families in finding providers for mental health, substance abuse, medication management, identifying local support groups. Conducts home visits w/Student and Family Advocates to assess behavioral health needs. Makes referrals to community agencies as needed, and follow up with families concerning use of resources, progress and appointments.

JoAnn Merriman, Pediatric Health Consultant

Provide health and wellness consultation for individual students, families, the school environment, and community. Work with students and families when there have been concerns with developmental challenges and/or health care issues, especially as they pertain to school attendance and achievement. Coordinating with medical Health Homes for individual students, while working collaboratively with our school nurse, case manager, counseling team, and our teachers and staff.