Our Staff

Executive Director

Stacey Kochanowski, M.Ed.

Stacey Kochanowski -Stacey Kochanowski is the Executive Director at the Pyramid Autism Center.  Ms. Kochanowski began her career educating individuals diagnosed with autism at the Delaware Autistic Program (DAP) in 1994 while working towards an undergraduate degree.  She gained further experience in the field as an in-home therapist for families with autistic children in West Virginia while working on her Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Studies.  She returned to DAP for full time employment in 1997 while towards a Master’s of Special Education.  In November 1998 she accepted a job in California as a Special Education Teacher for children diagnosed with autism at Pyramid Autism Center (which began serving students in September 1999).  Ms. Kochanowski was involved in the start up of the Pyramid Autism Center where she taught for three years before taking on the role of Director of Special Projects for a year and then becoming the Executive Director in 2003.   She is a certified Teacher of Exceptional Children and a Certified PECS Implementer and Supervisor.  Stacey Kochanowski

Administrative Assistant

Ashley Silveira -Ashley Silveira began working at Pyramid Autism Center as a Highly Qualified Paraprofessional in March 2011.  Mrs. Silveira became Pyramid Autism Center’s Administrative Assistant in August 2012 after helping out in the office with program needs during the 2012 extended school year. Ashley Silveira

Educational Specialists

Leslie To - Leslie (Liebelt) To began working at Pyramid Autism Center as a Classroom Teacher in March 2008.

Thao To Thao To began working at Pyramid Autism Center as a Classroom Teacher in October 2007.

Donald NewsomDonald Newsom began working at Pyramid Autism Center as a Classroom Teacher in October 2010.

Paraprofessionals

All of Pyramid Autism Center’s paraprofessionals are considered to be highly qualified to work in special education.



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