Springbrook is pleased to congratulate Jay Froio, Roseann O’Neill, and Rachael Scoones, the fall semester Springbrook Scholars! Each employee shares Springbrook’s values, dreams, and passion to provide services to the people we support. Thanks to our generous donors, these employees join other Springbrook Scholars in their pursuit of free or reduced-cost educational opportunities.
Jay is currently working as a teaching assistant at The School at Springbrook and is beginning their Master of Science in Teaching degree at SUNY Oneonta.
Jay shares, “The greatest part of working in this field is watching the growth as the knowledge of a skill finally clicks into place; whether it be watching someone count to twenty, or seeing someone tie their shoes for the first time. That fascination with their newfound independence fills me with such a swell of pride and joy.”
Roseann, a non-certified teaching assistant, will continue working toward her Bachelor’s in Applied Psychology through the University of Phoenix.
Roseann shares, “I have decided to continue my education and earn my degree in Psychology. I have been with Springbrook for 16 years, and I am grateful for the opportunity to grow within my position here. I really enjoy my job and working with children with autism has taught me a lot.”
Rachael is a recreational therapist on the Main Campus and will continue working toward her Master’s in Therapeutic Recreation at SUNY Cortland.
Rachael shares, “Pursuing a degree in Therapeutic Recreation has always been a goal of mine. In my current position at Springbrook, I would be able to better serve the people I provide services to. It allows me to dive deeper and keep finding new ideas to get the residents more engaged and offer more activities they will enjoy.”