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Occupational Therapist

Mary LMary Luckini, MOT, OTR/L

Mary holds a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and a BS in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University.  Mary has worked with children of all ages and their families with a variety of developmental challenges.  She has OT experience in both clinical and non-clinical settings, such as the Center for Excellence in Disabilities at West Virginia University, Camp Gizmo at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind, and the West Virginia Birth-to-Three early intervention program.  She also has experience working with community organizations, environmental and accessible design, grant writing, green spaces and public art.  She is licensed to practice Occupational Therapy in West Virginia and Virginia, and holds her OTR certification from  NBCOT.  Mary is children’s yoga certified and her interests include helping students develop and gain skills to be independent and to grow, learn, and play!


Speech and Language Pathologists

Melissa FMelissa Fagan, MA, CCC-SLP

Melissa Fagan received her Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders from Central Michigan University. Since then she has worked in a variety of settings including home-based programs, early intervention, public schools, and private schools. She was introduced to the principals of ABA while working at a residential school for children with autism in New England. She has experience working with all levels of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) including picture exchange and dynamic display devices. She maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA, and Virginia Board of Speech Language Pathologist License.


Testing Coordinator

Katie LKatie Loudermilk, BA

Katie is the Testing coordinator at The Aurora School.  She began working at Aurora in 2009.  She holds a BA in Psychology with an emphasis on Child Psychology and a minor in Art from Oral Roberts University. She also earned her BCaBa from Florida Institute of Technology in 2013.  She has worked with special needs children for over twenty years in various capacities from Adolescent Counselor on a psychiatric unit to ABA Therapist.   As the Testing Coordinator, Katie acts as a liaison between the different county school boards and, using her creativity; she develops and implements each student’s VAAP, SOL and VGLA goals.


Curriculum Coordinator

Diane Wood,

Diane is honored to be working at Aurora, where every day she witnesses students making great progress due to the staffs’ use of best practices, love and respect.  Among her jobs in education, she has been District Director of Special Education, director of a school for children with Multiple Disabilities, and taught in the Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Vermont.  Presently Diane holds Virginia DOE certifications as a District Superintendent, K-12 Principal, K-12 Special Educator, and PreK -6 Teacher.  She earned her B.A. and M.A. in Communication Disorders and all but dissertation for a doctorate in Education Administration from Boston University.