Stephanie Martin

President

Highlights

Stephanie Martin, President of College Living Experience, has spent her career working with students with varying disabilities of all ages. Being an Educator first and foremost, Stephanie brings her unique perspective and unwavering passion of supporting the special education community through the innovative services of CLE. Remarkable in inspirational leadership, she focuses on co-creating an environment where students have a maximized opportunity to be their own self-determined advocates with the necessary skills to be successful.
Previously serving as the Senior Vice President of Operations for Educational Services of America (ESA), Stephanie was responsible for managing new and ongoing clinical, behavioral, and educational initiatives across all service divisions. Prior to joining ESA she worked for Spectrum Center Schools and Programs in various capacities including an Education Consultant, Behavior Analyst, and Program Coordinator. Stephanie started her career as a Behavior Specialist and through her positive change management was promoted to Program Director for a nonpublic school operating on a public school campus. Stephanie holds a Masters of Arts in Special Education and two teaching credentials from Saint Mary’s College.
I have the opportunity and privilege to lead arguably the best group of professionals in this industry and inspire students across the country to not settle for anything less than their best.

I dream to Be: fluent in Italian

I love that my colleagues: are genuine individuals with a passion for their work. They’re pretty fun to be around, too!

I wholeheartedly believe: I’m standing in front of a generation of young adults with the potential of making a lasting impact on this world.

Most people don’t know I volunteer at a wildlife rehabilitation center.

I work here because: I feel compelled to share the value our students bring to our lives, their families lives and truthfully the world at large. We should never underestimate or undervalue anyone’s potential for true greatness.

Highlights

Amy Radochonski, Vice President of College Living Experience, oversees the program planning of CLE supports and services. With an extensive background in the field of education, a key aspect of Amy’s focus is the creation, development and implementation of procedural standards across all service areas throughout the country. As devoted advocate and supporter of young adults with disabilities, Amy believes all individuals should have an opportunity to reach their greatest level of independence.

An experienced Program Director, Amy previously worked as a Behavior Consultant assisting students and working with educators in the public school setting. Later transitioning to an Education Coordinator she oversaw IEP development, completed Functional Behavior Assessments, and planned for student transitions to the least restrictive environment. Amy also served as Assistant Director and Program Director responsible for Spectrum programs. In that capacity, she was responsible for operations, student and program services, and relationships with school districts. Her leadership at Spectrum contributed to the development of new opportunities to serve students and collaborate with school districts with quality programs and professional development of staff.

Amy carries a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies with an endorsement in Special Education and a Master’s in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis from University of Oregon.

There is no other educational setting that brings such a rich hands on experience to the lives of students, I know we are changing the way the world looks at fostering growth and independence for adults with disabilities.
People think I’m obsessive about: Oregon Duck football

I recently learned: Cleaning your house with toddlers is like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos

My boss says I’m: tenacious

The best thing about this place is: CLE is the most dynamic educational setting I have been involved in because student experiences are game changing. We constantly evolve so we can meet their needs. We have been influencing the way that students, their families, and the community look at disability rights and that has been phenomenal witness.

My Favorite quote(s): Do what you love. Love what you do.

Amy Radochonski

Vice President

Ric Kienzle

Vice President

Highlights

Ric Kienzle, Vice President of Operations for College Living Experience, has a background in management and education with a passion for student success.  Ric oversees the operational components of the individual CLE centers and corporate offices, with a focus on technological advancement and overall budget efficiencies.  His past experience as a Director of the Rockville Center (for 9 years) gives him a unique vantage point that allows him to view operations holistically to best meet the needs of the students, staff, and organization.

Ric originally joined CLE in 2011 as the Director of the Rockville Center in the Washington, D.C. area. Prior to joining College Living Experience, Ric worked in Residential Education supporting at-risk youth and families through campus-living administration and legislation advancement. Ric has a Masters degree in Education and a Bachelors in Management and Marketing, in addition to a Certificate in Human Services Administration.

There is such a need for comprehensive support services for the our type of students.  I have seen so much growth over even short periods of time, so it’s rewarding to witness first-hand the impact of CLE supports!  It’s a privilege to serve these students, families, and staff to help our youth succeed in life!

People think I’m obsessive about: Running and being outside

I dream to be: A faster runner

I love that my colleagues: are such wonderful, caring, energetic, enthusiastic, focused on the support and growth of our students AND each other

My Favorite quote: Every note counts, has meaning, and makes up the song.

Most people don’t know:  How much I love working and serving with others.  

I recently learned: I have a lot to be thankful for (after visiting Honduras on a mission trip.)

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