• Carolyn Bauer
    Middle/High School Special Education Teacher
    Grades 7-9
    Middle School English Teacher
    Grades 7-8

    Mrs. Bauer grew up in Great Valley  and attended Ellicottville Central School.  She has an Associate's Degree in Social Science, a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, and a Masters Degree in Special Education.  She is certified to teach Elementary Education, Special Education and English.  Mrs. Bauer is also the peer tutor coordinator and the yearbook adviser.  In her spare time, Mrs. Bauer enjoys spending time with her husband, who is a professional firefighter, and 4-year old son.

    Therese Pierce
    Elementary Special Education Teacher
    Therese Pierce is our resource room teacher in the elementary wing.  She teaches students with disabilities from Kindergarten through Grade 5.  Although born and raised in Niagara County, she has lived in the Ellicottville area since 1984 and has called it "home" ever since.  Mr. Pierce has been at ECS since 1991; prior to that she taught at the Ellicottville BOCES for seven years.  She also spent two years teaching in West Virginia and one year in Utica, NY.  Ms. Pierce has four children who have gone through the ranks of ECS. She, her husband Jim, live in Mansfield.

    Jennifer Penski-Adams, MSPT
    Catt-Allegany BOCES Physical Therapist
    Mrs. Penski-Adams is our Physical Therapist that works with students who have needs in the gross motor area.  She has her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from D'Youville College.  She has over ten years of experience with school based, pediatric physical therapy.  She loves working with children and in her spare time she is busy taking care of three little ones at home.

    Alice Alessi, MS;CCC-SLP

    Speech-Language Therapist



    Alice Alessi is our speech-language therapist at ECS and provides services to students in K-12. She resides in Randolph, NY, and has been working as a speech pathologist since 1991. Ms. Alessi is New York licensed and has a Masters Degree in Speech and Hearing from SUNY at Fredonia. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, skiing, reading and hiking.