New Admins Join West Bay!
West Bay welcomes new administrators for the 2017-18 school year!
William F. Cauley is the Director of Special Education at the West Bay Collaborative. Bill received his undergraduate degree in education/psychology from Boston University, a Master’s in Education from the University of Texas, and a school administration license from University of Alabama. Prior to becoming an administrator, Bill taught multiple grades and subjects, both special education and general education, in Texas, Alabama, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. He became a school administrator in 2010, when he was appointed the Principal/Director of Special Education for the DYCF alternative school at the Rhode Island Training School. When not running a school, Bill can often be found out running on the streets as he trains for various road races. He is a proud husband and father of four children.
West Bay’s new Assistant Director of Special Education, Stefanie Lafleur, comes to us with fourteen years of experience in Special Education. Most recently, she served as the lead Teacher/Consultant for the Smithfield School Department’s Elementary Consultation Program, an exemplary model for training those working with students with disabilities, both physical and social/emotional. She also served as a graduate Trainee at the Paul V. Sherlock Center, while completing her graduate work in administration at Rhode Island College. In 2010, Stefanie achieved National Board Certification status. She will be supervising elementary programs for West Bay, and assisting at the secondary level as needed.
I am thrilled to join the West Bay Collaborative team as Program Improvement Coordinator. Prior to coming to West Bay, I served as designer and director of the Network, an alternative high school in Attleboro, MA. I recognize the power of personalized experiential learning for promoting student engagement and will focus on supporting our efforts to develop technology rich, student-directed learning at West Bay. As a trained RIDE Induction Coach, former Chair of Salve Regina University’s teacher preparation program and certified trainer of Process Communication Model for Educators (PEM©), I will be offering professional development to all staff, especially new staff, as part of West Bay’s induction/mentoring program. - Kathy Vespia, Ed.D.