Jane Stewart, Founder – Mrs. Stewart was involved in the education of children with autism for more than twenty-nine years, starting with her tenure as Chairman of the Autism Project for the Houston Junior Woman’s Club. She served as President of the Board of Directors of Spring Branch Academy, a school for emotionally disturbed children and children with autism, until its merger with Avondale House where she also served on the Board. Stewart taught at the Briarwood School prior to founding The Westview School in 1981. She was also a founder of the PDD/Interactional Disorders Association of Houston, a support group and resource for parents of children with PDD/autism.
Donna Marshall, Head of School – Mrs. Marshall has been with The Westview School for eighteen years. She began her career at Westview working with preschool students and before moving to administration, she was Kindergarten teacher and Curriculum Level Coordinator for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten. Her degree is in Special Education, although she holds teaching certificates for regular and special education.
Russell Avery, Middle School Principal - Mr. Avery has been with The Westview School since August 1, 2008. Before joining The Westview School, he worked several years as a special education teacher and an assistant principal in the public school system. He earned a Master in Educational Administration at The University of St. Thomas and he currently holds certification in the areas of Generic Special Education, Principal, and Superintendent.
John Moring, Development Director - John started at The Westview School in March of 2012. Starting at age 15, John spent ten years in broadcast radio before spending six years with the Boy Scouts of America as a Senior District Executive. John has spent the last two and a half years in Development at Houston Food Bank. John has a degree in Radio-TV Communications from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Becky Mattis, Admissions Specialist - Mrs. Mattis has been with The Westview School since August 2009. She started her career at The School for Young Children and then taught and in Spring Branch ISD and Cy-Fair ISD in both general and special education classes. Before moving to Admissions, she taught Lower Elementary at Westview for three years. She earned a B.A. in Elementary Education and M.Ed. in Special Education from the University of St. Thomas
Camp for All - The Upper Elementary and Middle School students spend two nights and three days at Camp for All, a great camping facility located near Brenham. It is staffed with counselors familiar with autism and our teachers attend as well.
Transitioning - A good number of autisic children have difficulty transitioning from one activity to another. Westview teachers use a multitude
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