Candis Chubb is the Executive Director of Educational Programs, overseeing Vista Outreach Services as well as educational services at The Vista School. Candis started at Vista in 2013. Prior to Vista, Candis was a Supervisor of Special Education in a local school district for 5 years as well and a Life Skills Teacher prior to becoming an administrator. She is a Pennsylvania Department of Education Certified Supervisor of Special Education as well as a certified Special Education Teacher and Elementary Education Teacher. She has worked in the field of special education, focusing on the education and treatment of students with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities since the year 2000. Her interests include developing educational programs that best support students with complex needs as well as ensuring that effective instructional interventions are in place to ensure student progress. Candis has facilitated discussions at national professional conferences such as “The Council of Autism Service Providers” and is a member of the “Alliance of Approved Private Schools.”
Jenn Bechtel is the Supervisor of Vista Outreach Services. She joined the team as an Itinerant Support Specialist in 2004. She holds a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and is currently pursuing board certification. Prior to Vista Outreach, Jenn worked directly with students at the Vista School for two years. Earlier in her career, she supervised residential facilities that served adults with developmental disabilities. Jenn strives to promote the application of behavioral techniques to help students with autism spectrum disorder achieve success in educational settings. Jenn’s interests include supporting others in the development of behavioral interventions that promote student progress.
Amanda Maloney joined Vista Outreach Services as an itinerant support specialist in the fall of 2013. She has a degree in both Elementary Education and Special Education. For eight years, Amanda was a classroom teacher in an alternative education setting and in a life skills support setting. She has experience with adventure based learning. Amanda has worked with students across the autism spectrum and students with various levels of cognitive, behavioral, and physical abilities.
Amy Hensel joined Vista Outreach Services as an itinerant support specialist in 2011. Amy has a master’s degree in psychology and worked as a school psychologist for five years. Amy has educated and supported students with autism spectrum disorders in various capacities since 2004. Her interests include developing education and behavioral interventions to maximize students’ success in the least restrictive learning environment, as well as consulting with teachers to implement those interventions.
Christina Reisch joined Vista Outreach Services as an itinerant support specialist in 2012. Prior to joining Vista Outreach, Christina worked at The Vista School for three years. She has worked with individuals with autism since 2008. She holds an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development, completed her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with a specialty in autism in 2013, and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2015. She enjoys implementing effective teaching practices and analyzing data to determine the most effective course of actions for her students.
Mary Herster joined Vista Outreach Services as an itinerant support specialist in the fall of 2013. Mary is a Pennsylvania certified elementary level teacher with extensive teaching experience in the classroom, and administrative experience at the Pennsylvania Department of Education, as well as in higher education. While employed at the Vista Foundation, Mary has earned her second master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. Her primary interest is assisting children with autism reach their potential both academically and socially.
Sarah Richards joined Vista Outreach Services as an itinerant support specialist in 2013. Sarah has a master’s degree in Education from the University of Pittsburgh and plans to pursue to her Board Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis. Sarah’s interests include creating behavioral interventions to solve various challenges within her students’ educational day, training school personnel, and using her students’ strengths to help them make meaningful progress within their vocational and career goals. Sarah has worked with students across the autism spectrum and with varying levels of abilities.