Office Staff

Abby Baron - Program Director

Abby Baron – Program Director

Bio: Abby Baron, Program Director at Chicago Therapeutic Children’s Academy has been working in the field of Special Education since 2013. Upon graduating with a Learning Behavior Specialist degree from Bradley University, she began her career as a special education teacher at a Therapeutic Day School in Northbrook, IL.

As a classroom teacher, Abby managed curriculum, vocational training, implemented individualized instruction, developed IEP’s, and worked collaboratively with therapists. When she wasn’t teaching, Abby spent her summers directing and supervising inclusive summer camps around the Chicagoland area.

In 2017, she continued working within the field but took on a new role as a Program Manager where she managed therapeutic summer camps, variety of recreation activities, inclusive early childhood education programs, Sunday Schools, and was the lead crises prevention trainer.

In Abby’s spare time, she volunteers with Experience Camps, an overnight grief camp for children who have experienced the loss of a sibling or parent. Besides being a board member, she is also the Behavior Specialist for campers at their Michigan camp.

With a passion for working with diverse learners and educators, Abby is excited to be on the CTCA/CPTWC team!


Patrick McLean Administrative Director, Co-Owner

Patrick McLean, Administrative Director, Co-Owner

Rose McLean, PT, DPT, c/NDT – Clinical Director, Co-Owner


Marc Brenner – Classroom Teacher

Katie Ellsworth – Classroom Teacher

Maddi Lipowski – Classroom Teacher

Jordyn Newcomer – Classroom Teacher

Dede Barrios – Classroom Teacher

Jasmine Baron – Classroom Teacher

Tayyiba Rasool – Classroom Teacher

Yaeji Lee – Enrichment Specialist

Rey Castrejon – Teacher Assistant

Alyssa Athens – Teacher Assistant

Ciera Williams – Teacher Assistant