Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying

At Y.A.L.E School, we believe that a safe and civil school environment is necessary in order for students to achieve high academic standards, and to learn and grow as citizens.

As such, we are committed to ensuring each student’s right to be free from bullying, harassment or intimidation.

We recognize that many students who come to Y.A.L.E. School—those with social, emotional, neurological, behavioral, and learning disabilities—have experienced bullying in other settings.  At each of our campuses, we address bullying through a multi-pronged approach that is comprehensive, proactive and immediate:

  • Comprehensively, through a school-wide culture of respect for diversity.
  • Proactively, before bullying occurs, through social skills instruction, peer mentoring, and other evidence-based strategies.
  • Immediately, when it occurs. Our staff are well trained to identify and appropriately address all forms of harassment, intimidation, and bullying.

Evidence shows that our results-oriented approach works:

  • Our students report feeling more supported, safe, and free to express themselves.
  • Attendance rates at Y.A.L.E School are higher than those at public schools.
  • Students at Y.A.L.E. School show significant gains in academic achievement.

New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act took effect September 1, 2011. The Act requires:

  • Every school district to adopt a new harassment, intimidation and bullying policy.
  • Every school district to have an Anti-Bullying Coordinator and every school to have an Anti-Bullying Specialist and School Safety Team.
  • Every school district to provide training to school employees, volunteers and contract service providers who have significant contact with students.
  • Every staff member having contact with students complete professional development on harassment, intimidation, and bullying.

Below you will find forms and contact information for the Anti-Bullying specialist at each of our campuses. Students as well as parents and guardians should contact the appropriate individual to report instances of bullying, or to get additional information or resources about harassment, intimidation, or bullying.


  • Report bullying at a Y.A.L.E. School New Jersey campus for a student who resides in New Jersey, click here.
  • Report bullying at a Y.A.L.E. School New Jersey campus for a student who resides in Philadelphia, click here.

Anti-bullying specialists by campus

Cherry Hill LowerNia Hinton(856) 482-5252 nhinton@yaleschoolnj.com
Cherry Hill UpperCarla Butts856-482-5252cbutts@yaleschoolnj.com
EllisburgAlyse Keilson
Joset Ward
(856) 629-1811
(856) 629-1811
Kirby's Mill / MedfordKatie Maldonado(609) 678-4020kmaldonado@yaleschoolnj.com
MedfordJessica Liger(609) 678-4020jliger@yaleschoolnj.com
Mullica TownshipBarry Walker(856) 346-0007bwalker@yaleschoolnj.com
NorthfieldKareem Spence(609) 677-9960kspence@yaleschoolnj.com
Southeast at MarltonAnn Davidson(856) 346-0007adavidson@yaleschoolnj.com
Erlton / CLiKSAndrea Damiani(856) 629-1811adamiani@yaleschoolnj.com
Standard 9 Cherry HillTom Diaz609) 760-0000tdiaz@yaleschoolnj.com
Standard 9 NorthfieldKareem Spence(609) 677-9960kspence@yaleschoolnj.com
Project SEARCHTom Diaz609) 760-0000tdiaz@yaleschoolnj.com

Y.A.L.E. School Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Andrea Damiani, adamiani@yaleschoolnj.com

The NJ School Climate State Coordinator will serve as a resource to parents, students, and educators at the NJDOE. Please email hib@doe.nj.gov

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