Sean M. Rose, M.Ed.
Sean M. Rose, M.Ed. has more than 24 years of experience working with and advocating for the needs of families. He has held various leadership roles in the public sector, private programs and in municipalities. Over the years, he has successfully partnered with schools, clinical staff, educational consultants and community providers to help young adults overcome their mental health challenges.
Director of Admissions /Owner
Jason is the Director of Admissions/Owner. He brings a wide variety of experiences and passions to the PSPR team. Jason comes to Point School PR with years of management experience in both therapeutic programming and summer camp programs.
Jason takes an active approach to working with clients and their families, but his work does not stop at the admission process. He continues to be involved with clients and their families throughout their time at Point School Puerto Rico. A major focus of his work with young adults is helping them find and pursue their individual passions. Jason understands that this often leads to young adults finding newways to be successful. Jason received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in Southern Urban Minority Politics from East Carolina University. Jason enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family. Jason and his wife’s enjoy taking their son on adventures across the country.
Contact Jason: firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-971-3434
Edgar acevedo, M.s.
As a native of Puerto Rico, Edgar brings vast cultural experience. In addition to calling Puerto Rico home, Edgar has also lived in New York, New Jersey, Seattle, London, and Barcelona. In his free time, you can find Edgar hiking outdoors, swimming, reading, or learning about architectural history. Edgar is excited to bring his passion for developing people and enriching lives to the staff and young adults of Point School.
Edgar earned his undergraduate degree in education from City University of New York, Brooklyn College. As well as, a master’s degree in social science from the London School of Economics.
Edgars experience includes working with preschool, school age, middle school, high school, college and seniors is a wide range of academic, supportive services and supervisory roles. Most recently Edgar has taught Spanish at the Rincon Language School focusing on developing curriculum, social activities, and cultural studies. Additionally, Edgar shared his love of history and the island with students as an Adjunct Lecturer under the City University system teaching Caribbean History, African Culture, and Latino Communications.
Tina Cottone, LCSW
Director of Well-Being
Tina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in a variety of practices and professional settings. Tina has worked in both schools and hospitals as a mental health provider and clinician. She has extensive experience with young adults, families and group facilitation. She uses a strength based resilience model to empower others to become independent and self-aware, allowing students to move beyond their boundaries and prepare for future college or independence. Tina is a graduate of Marywood University, School of Social Work.
Izzy holds a Bachelors Degree in English with a focus on teaching at a high school level. Izzy enjoys working with young people because he draws inspiration from helping them explore who they are and what they want out of life. Izzy brings a unique perspective from his own diverse life experiences including growing up in New York City, but moving to Puerto Rico in high school and working in Utah for JetBlue as an adult. Izzy also spent eight years as an automated logistics specialist for the US Army which allowed him to travel the world and experience cultural variance and sensitivity. To increase his own well-being, Izzy enjoys being a father of three, learning new things, and laughing a lot. He is also skilled at training therapy dogs including Thor listed below.
Rochelle has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science and is currently working towards an Equine Therapy PATH certification. She has 3+ years of experience working for mental health programs in Puerto Rico. She’s passionate about working with young people believing that when youth find their direction they can help the world become a better place. Rochelle grew up on the Flathead Reservation in Northwestern Montana, but made her home in Puerto Rico as a young adult. For her own well-being, Rochelle enjoys riding horses and doing fun water activities.
Kathy Hall, MS
Spanish Immersion Instructor
Kathy came to Puerto Rico to get her Master’s degree in Marine Biology at UPR 35 years ago, and has remained to wholeheartedly adopt the language and culture! She holds teaching certificates in Biology, Environmental Science, and Elementary Education, and almost finished a second Master’s in Environmental Science Education at UMET. She also is a certified surf instructor and coach with the International Surfing Association, and gives surf, snorkel, and SUP lessons. Kathy has taken most of her classes in Spanish, and has realized that learning another language is much easier in an immersion setting.
Kathy is president of the Liga Ecológica del Noroeste, a nonprofit environmental group she cofounded in 1992, and vice-president of Rescate Playas Isabela, where she is in charge of the coastal water testing program. She has gotten students involved in both taking samples, and learning how to run them in the lab to measure bacterial levels. Kathy also works with endangered species such as sea turtles and corals, and enjoys every opportunity to get students involved in protecting them.
Point School Puerto Rico Mascot
Thor is training to become a therapy dog during his stay at PSPR. He hopes to one day become certified so that he can be a support system for a child with autism and/or anxiety. Thor enjoys going on adventures, swimming, and playing with his people.