Experienced Staff With Learning Disabilities Expertise

New Horizon School & Learning Center is led by its Co-founder and Director, Marianne McCarthy Campbell. She is supported by an exceptional team of educators who possess the skills, experience, and commitment to make a real difference in the lives of learning different students. Click on the links below to contact individual teachers and staff directly. 

Current Staff

Marianne McCarthy Campbell, MA, Director

Marianne is the Co-founder and ongoing Director of New Horizon School & Learning Center. She holds a M.A. in Education with an emphasis in Learning Disabilities from San Francisco State University and a B. A. in Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She holds a California Learning Specialist (Learning Handicapped) Credential, a Multi-Subject Credential (K-12), an Administrative Credential and Community College Credentials (Special Education and Adult Education).

As an Educational Therapist, Marianne has worked one-on-one and in small groups with children, adolescents and adults who have special learning needs which manifest as learning differences, learning disabilities, learning/school phobias, and school related failures. She has taught in public school regular education classrooms, in private schools for special needs students, and in community college and university classrooms for adult students requiring remediation and/or review.

Marianne has expertise in learning theory and development, learning disabilities, integrative curriculum, environmental/organizational/structural design for students with learning differences, educational therapy, and transition issues. She has studied and been involved with special education law since 1976.

Marianne also serves as a Learning Disabilities Specialist and Consultant for parents, public and private schools, colleges, universities, private businesses, therapists, and a variety of professionals working with clients with learning disabilities. She is a member of the International Dyslexia Association, Nonverbal Learning Disorders Association, and the Council for Exceptional Children. She has served on the Advisory Board for the Disability Resources Department of Santa Rosa Junior College.

Please email Karen (below) for all interest and inquiries about the school.

Lisa Mathiesen, Bookkeeper

Lisa has an MA in Public Administration with an emphasis on non-profit management, and has worked with New Horizon since 1989. Lisa handles all things financial, and is the person to contact if you have question about your billing.

Carolyn Ramage, Assistant Director, Educational Therapist

Carolyn had been teaching in our community in public schools and as a one-on-one tutor since graduating from Sonoma State University in 2006. She holds a BA in American MultiCultural Studies and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with an emphasis on English language development.

Carolyn specializes in a multi-sensory approach for language acquisition and intervention and is Slingerland Certified through UC Berkeley Extension.

“I believe it takes a community of supportive and caring individuals to nurture and embrace a student. I strive to guide each child towards achieving success while sharing in and celebrating their milestones”.

Karen Schoeman, Administrative Secretary/Admissions Coordinator

Karen has a B.A. from San Francisco State. She has worked at New Horizon School since 1987 as the Administrative Secretary, Admissions Coordinator and Registrar. Karen is the person who coordinates with the county and state to assure that proper procedures and paperwork are submitted and maintained. She is responsible for the initial intakes with parents. She is involved with the Director on most projects and works with staff in all things organizational.

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Molly Taylor, Teacher

"I love New Horizon School. I came to work here in 1993. I began as the art teacher and have learned more and more about learning styles and how to best teach children ever since.  Throughout my education beginning with Kent State University, where I received my Bachelors in Fine Arts, to earning my Masters as a Learning Specialist at Sonoma State University, I have endeavored to treat all people with respect and wonder. I often wonder how best to approach a student, to help them achieve the best learning. The learning is multidimensional to achieve academic and personal success."

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Jeremy Wilson, WorkAbility I Coordinator, Instructional Aide

Jeremy is the coordinator of the WorkAbility I program for New Horizon School. His areas of expertise include math, pre-vocational skills and career exploration, physical education, and subject-specific tutoring.. He attended Santa Rosa Junior College and Dominican University and currently attends Sonoma State University.  Jeremy has worked at New Horizon School since 2007. 

Adjunct Staff

Suzanne Bond

Suzanne is currently on family leave.

Suzanne has been teaching and tutoring a variety of subjects with New Horizon School since 2008. She has a BA in Liberal Studies, as well as both Multiple Subject and Special Education Teaching Credentials; all from Sonoma State University. Suzanne has also completed 30+ hours of Orton-Gillingham training through the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education.  She is very proud to be a part of New Horizon School.


Susan Fountain

Susan is currently enjoying retirement and serves as an adjunct instructor and consultant.

Susan has a BA in Ethnic Studies and an MA in Education: Learning Disabilities, and she has taught students from preschool to community college. Her specialty is teaching reading. She brings her enthusiasm and expertise to New Horizon students at the main campus and at our site at Sonoma Country Day School.  Susan works with individual students and small groups in the areas of language arts, basic math, and study skills and adaptive technology.

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Jeanne Goutkin

Jeanne is currently enjoying retirement and serves as an adjunct instructor and consultant.

Jeanne (aka Ms. G.) has a B.A. degree from the City University of New York and an M.A. in psychology from the New School for Social Research. She worked as a psychometrist for a longitudinal children’s health study at Kaiser Hospital and as a research assistant in the field of spinal cord injuries at U.C. Davis. Ms. G. earned her California Special Education and Standard Secondary teaching credentials from Sonoma State University and spent several years teaching in special education classrooms in Sonoma County public schools. In 1984, she discovered and fell in love with New Horizon School, where she has been employed for 33 years as an English instructor, learning disabilities specialist, and assessment coordinator.