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Professionalism and Inspiration

The “IT” Factor

All of our teachers are NYS certified professionals with extensive experience working with children of all levels. They utilize multiple modalities in all the lessons they present in order to accommodate each and every child’s preferred learning style. Licensed and certified related service professionals are also a part of our team, including speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, social workers, and mental health counselors.

Tristan Stegmaier


Tristan Stegmaier is an accomplished Special Education specialist who has spent the past 22 years working with students in various capacities in both public and private special education. Tristan is a credentialed teacher with a Master’s Degree in Special Education. For eight years, Tristan was the Executive Director of Gersh young adults transitional program, Gersh Experience, and was critical in the program’s growth and success.

 “I have watched and been involved with West Hills Academy since its inception. It is a special place where unique learners can be themselves in a supportive atmosphere on one of the most beautiful campuses anywhere. I am excited to lead this next chapter in West Hill Academy’s history.”

Meet the Team

We encourage you take a tour, visit an open house, or just give us a call if you would like to get a better feel for the culture at West Hills Academy. We are happy to assist you in any way that we can.



Joining our team means making a positive impact on the lives of children every day. If this is something that drives you, we would like to meet with you! Click the button below and attach your resume to get started. A career specialist will reach out to you with further details.

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About West Hills Academy

Learn more about what makes West Hills great, such as our history, classroom setup, leadership team, unique campus, and more.


Learn more about our programs, including our K-8, High School, Extended School Year, and Orton-Gillingham Reading Program.


Don't wait another day. Start your child on the path to success with a school that understands and can cater to their needs.

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