Our Staff

With education and experience in early learning and child development
  • Our staff consists of an administration and leadership team, teachers, and child development staff with experience in early learning and child development.

  • Our highly educated, talented and passionate professionals bring their extensive resources and experience together to offer your child the best early learning and child development practices available. The staff continuously furthers its education by attending training seminars to stay current in teaching methods.

    • Katie Falwell, Ph.D., BCBA-D
      Chief Executive Officer/Founder

      Katie Falwell, Ph.D., BCBA-D

      Chief Executive Officer/Founder

      I am a Florida licensed psychologist specializing in child development. I’m also a licensed clinical psychologist in my home state of Virginia where I provide consultation to hospitals and school systems. I completed my pre-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and postdoctoral residency at the University of Florida. I became a member of the faculty at University of Florida in 2006. Shortly after moving to Gainesville, I became aware that North Florida had few resources to meet child development needs. That led me to open Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics in 2008 and then to develop a premier early learning center, KCDC, in 2013.

      We have discovered through our collaborative work in integrated healthcare and premier education that all children benefit from individualized attention focused on their strengths. As a result, with the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, we are retiring KCDC and opening two new schools. Collage Day School and Mosaic Day School allow us to serve all children and help them achieve their greatest success. Collage provides an academically challenging environment based on the best educational research available, while Mosaic offers an educationally appropriate curriculum for children with special needs. Both programs use research-based practices, techniques and pedagogy to bring out the best in children.

      I am passionate about my work helping children as a clinician, educator, consultant and researcher. I live in Ponte Vedra and enjoy embracing all that coastal living has to offer, along with spending time with my family – my infant and toddler sons and teenage daughter.

      Email: falwell@keystonebehavioral.com

    • Pam Lively, M.Ed., BCBA
      Director of Academic Services

      Pam Lively, M.Ed., BCBA

      Director of Academic Services

      I have taught in self-contained and inclusion classrooms in both public and private school settings. My focus is on students of all ages who have intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), specific learning disabilities and other health impairments. I have a master’s degree in Special Education and I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). My professional teaching certificate is from the State of Florida with licensure in elementary education (K-6) and ESE (K-12.) My certificate also includes endorsements in ASD, reading and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL.) Prior to moving to Florida 10 years ago, I was certified by the Navy to provide childcare services to Navy families through the Child Development Home program for three years, while I stayed at home with my own children. As director of academic services, I work to ensure that the children and students of Mosaic Day School receive relevant academic support to help them reach their full potential.

      Email: lively@keystonebehavioral.com

    • Donny Klay, RN
      School Nurse

      Donny Klay, RN

      School Nurse

      I am a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan. I earned my RN through Florida State College, and I’m currently working on a bachelor’s degree and then a master’s degree in nursing through the University of Cincinnati. My experience includes inpatient and outpatient psychiatric nursing of all age levels, medication management and high acute cardiac telemetry/progressive care. I have experience in both hospital-based care and community-based care which gives me a balanced approach in serving Keystone’s clients. I work hard to deliver excellent daily and, if necessary, emergency care.

      Email: klay@keystonebehavioral.com

    • Our Faculty

      Stephanie Butler, AA
      Infant/Toddler Class Teacher

      After graduating from Becker College I pursued my career in Early Childhood Education working as a lead VPK teacher in a small private school in Massachusetts. After obtaining a certification in ABA I spent my summers working as a camp counselor at local “Sunshine Camps” for children with special needs. This is where I learned about my love for working with children that may require special accommodations and a little extra TLC. I now have over 15 years experience working in this field look forward to many more years to come.

       

      Jessica Pierce, BA
      Early Learning Teacher

      I graduated with a Bachelor degree in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia.  Prior to moving to Jacksonville last year, I was a teacher with the Escambia County School District for 6 years working with students of all ages, with various disabilities and taught in the private sector for a year.  I also taught 4 years of Head Start and Early Head Start in Escambia County as a teacher, Home Visitor and Pregnant Mom Educator. I’ve also worked 3 years in a childcare facility with children with various disabilities. I am currently the VPK teacher for the Mosaic Day School.

       

      Kimberly Hennessy, BS
      Primary Teacher

      This is my 9th year of excelling in the classroom. My credentials include developing and motivating students, delivering a vision and executing on curriculum concepts. I have experience in one on one, integrated classroom, and diversified education. I hold credentials from Illinois Department of Education as an LBSI Educator, State of Mississippi Mild/Moderate Special Educator and Florida Dept. of Education ESE K-12. My background includes teaching in various educational settings from the Department Of Juvenile Justice to being Assistant Director of a State School of Integrated Classrooms. My undergraduate degree in Public Relations coupled with education certifications has aided in writing grants for educational necessities; including Compass Learning and Title 1 funding. As a mother of two adult children, I have actively participated in 21 years of education. I am honored to teach at Mosaic Day School and look forward to an exceptional year. I appreciate the opportunity to inspire and educate your scholar.

       

      Erika Wintch
      Early Learning Teacher

      I am currently completing my Bachelors in Early Childhood Development and will graduate in the Fall of 2019. I will also be TESOL certified (Teaching students of other languages), and plan to continue to get my teaching certificate in the State of Florida for K-6. I have taken classes pertaining to special education, elementary education and early childhood education. Prior to moving to Florida, I was certified by the Navy to provide childcare service to Navy families through the Navy Child Development Home program for 2 years. As an infant/toddler teacher I strive to create a loving and nurturing environment for children to learn and grow. I have always loved young children, being the oldest of 8 in my family.

       

      Brittney Whitaker, BS
      Elementary School Teacher

      I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Regent University. I completed courses in Child Psychology, Students with disabilities, and Early Childhood Education. I earned my license to teach Pre-K through 6th grade in Virginia. I taught pre-school for 3 years and I also taught in public school for 3 years. I have really enjoyed my experiences as an educator and feel that I’ve grown so much. I believe that my calling and passion is to work with children of all abilities and backgrounds. I look forward to a wonderful year, and am very excited to be a part of Mosaic Day School.

       

      Ashley Miller, BA
      Elementary School Teacher

      Growing up with a sister with special abilities allowed me to see the world differently. And I’ve been able to learn and grow alongside her. I graduated from UNF with a Bachelor degree in Communications and a Bachelor degree in English with a minor in Professional Education. I have several professional developments under my belt that have taught me how to use movement during the day to keep students engaged, as well as how to accommodate their sensory needs. After being a middle school classroom assistant in a private school for 2 years, I decided to get my certification in Special Education for K-12. I’m excited to be taking on the challenge as a Kindergarten Teacher this year! I look forward to getting to know the students and families and hope to continue to learn from my students as much as they learn from me.

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