(July 5, 2012) – The Gramon Family of Schools named Kim Saunders as admissions director to promote the schools’ focus of successfully addressing the needs of students with autism and behavioral disabilities. Saunders is responsible for working with school districts in Northern New Jersey to find the optimum placements for children in need of specialized educational supports.
“Kim understands the unique landscape of our state’s educational system, and her exceptional qualities will help school districts throughout the region identify opportunities to place children who need help,” said John Kazmark, executive director of the Gramon Family of Schools.
Saunders has more than 25 years of professional experience, most recently serving as vice president of marketing and sales at Innovative Designs for Education (IDE Corp.), in Ramsey, NJ, a leader in visioning, designing, and implementing instructional and organizational models that empower all learners to transform the teaching/learning process. While working for IDE Corp., Saunders interfaced with numerous school leaders throughout the region. Her experience also includes a position as communications manager for the Delaware College of Art and Design, senior public relations consultant for Delmarva Power in Delaware and work with several non-profit organizations focused on supporting the needs of youths, including the Boys and Girls Clubs. Saunders holds a BS in visual communications from the University of Delaware.
“My professional passions are focused on education and communications,” Saunders said. “This opportunity with the Gramon Family of Schools allows me to simultaneously work with school districts, parents and students to directly help children with special needs excel in our educational system.”
The Gramon Family of Schools originated with the Gramon School in 1939 serving adolescents and young adults with special needs. Glenview Academy opened in 1984 with the recognition that intervention is more effective when a child’s developmental problems are addressed as early as possible.
With rising incidences of children diagnosed on the autism spectrum, the Gramon Family of Schools opened New Beginnings and New Beginnings Annex to provide programs to address these critical needs. For more information about the Gramon Family of Schools, visit www.gramonschools.org or call 973-808-9555.