Mrs. Pomielto, Speech Language Pathologist
Ms. Sassman, K-6 Special Education
Mrs. Milam, 7-12 Special Education
Mrs. Williams, 504 Coordinator and Dyslexia and Reading Intervention
Ms. Sassman is the special education teacher for grades K-12. This is Ms. Sassman’s 5th year teaching with Responsive education. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education for grades preschool-4th through John Brown University. She also earned her Master’s in Science for Special Education grades K-12 through Arkansas State University. Outside of school, Ms. Sassman enjoys camping, swimming, traveling, and spending time with friends, family, and her two dogs Mila and Malcolm.
Mrs. Williams earned a Bachelors of Science in Child Development. She has worked with children with special needs for the last four years in various roles. This will be her first year in a classroom. She is excited to help children grow and succeed. Mrs. Williams enjoys reading, spending time with family, and outdoor activities.
Mrs. Sarah Pomietlo is the Speech Language Pathologist at Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy. This is Mrs. Pomietlos third year with Responsive Education, and her 6th year as a Speech Language Pathologist. Previously, she has worked at a private pediatric clinic, and completed her internship at Cooper Elementary in Bentonville, Arkansas. She earned her Bachelor of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from Hardin Simmons University, and her Master’s in Science of Speech Language Pathology from Northeastern State University. In August, Mrs. Pomietlo and her husband, Chad, celebrated 9 years of marriage. Together they have two sons, Rivers and Micah who both attend a local Montessori school. Outside of school, Mrs. Pomietlo enjoys everything Bentonville has to offer, including walking and biking to the local square, farmers markets, and hiking adventures as a family.
Mrs. Milan graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Education in secondary history. She later added an elementary certification as well as Master's Degree in Reading (prek-12) and a Master's in Special Education (1-12)- all from Arkansas State University. She is certified as an Orton Gillingham instructor Dyslexia remediation through San Diego State. She has been teaching in Arkansas Public Schools for 25 years. Most recently, she was at Bentonville High School as a special education teacher. She has previously taught 5th and 6th grade math as well as 3rd grade. She is married with two children both freshman.- college and high school. She enjoys musical theater, gardening and eating out. Her favorite food is Sushi!