Natalia Zuppardi 

Director of REACH 

Natalia Zuppardi was born and raised in the South Bay where she graduated from Rolling Hills Preparatory High School. She then went on to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders from California State University of Long Beach. She recently received a Masters Of Teaching Degree, with a specialization in Special Education from National University.


 After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree, Natalia began working at Lindamood-Bell® as a Clinician and quickly excelled in the programs. She spent the next 5 years as a Director, opening and managing multiple learning centers throughout Southern California. 


In 2016, she opened ZETA- Zuppardi Educational Therapy for Academics to help students in the South Bay receive the educational therapy support with academics. Natalia brings to her clients an energy, empathy, and knowledge when teaching to help students achieve academic success. She recently completed the COPAA Seat training program for Special Education Advocacy. 

Emily Frankes 

Curriculum Division Head & Teacher 

Emily teaches Reading, Math, Writing and Social Thinking at REACH, along with providing remediation and instructional plans for students. 


Emily came to REACH with a wide variety of teaching experience in the elementary grades along with expertise in differentiation and literacy. Emily always knew she wanted to be a teacher, and she began working with children as a tutor and a literacy coach way before she became a credentialed teacher. 


She holds a BA in Elementary Education from Elon University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, and Teaching Credentials in the states of North Carolina, Virginia, and California. Emily’s passions include her dog Sasha and staying active through yoga and running.

Marcella Stubbs


Marcella is an Intervention Specialist from Ohio. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Special Education from Youngstown State University as well as a B.S. in Hearing and Speech Sciences from Ohio University. Marcella has worked as a certified special education teacher for 20 years and is experienced in working with learners who have mild to very severe learning needs. During her career she has created and delivered effective, differentiated classroom instruction to students with a diverse range of learning needs in grades K-12. She has written IEPs, conducted IEP meetings, and administered Alternate Assessments to students.


Marcella has a true passion for working with young learners and enjoys helping these learners progress academically and socially. She strives to create an environment that nurtures success in a positive and fun way. Marcella recently got engaged and moved to California. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her fiance and daughter as well as reading, shopping, and traveling.