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Dedicated Professional Staff

Under a leadership team that collectively represents nearly 100 years of experience at the school, the O-School blends key aspects of psychology, education, and social work into a seamless milieu that is rooted in learning, relationships and safety.

Because the staff is so vital to the O-School's milieu, standards have always been high, and a host of credentialed professionals support the students, including experts in:

School leaders and staff intentionally create a strong culture of safety, hope and empowerment through their decisions, actions, and services.

– AdvancEd Accreditor, 2016

  • Psychiatry
  • Social work
  • Special education
  • Art education
  • Occupational therapy
  • Wellness and nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Physical education
  • Nursing and pediatrics
  • Family support
  • Speech and language therapy

Together, the O-School’s highly trained education and therapeutic team gives students the opportunity to develop a new emotional support structure, healthy relationships and life skills that put them on the path to success.

Executive Leadership

Diana Kon Ed.D.

Diana Kon Ed.D.

Titles: Executive Director
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Karen Fried Psy.D.

Karen Fried Psy.D.

Titles: Clinical Director
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Michelle Zarrilli M.Ed.

Michelle Zarrilli M.Ed.

Titles: Principal
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Dana Hirchak M.A.

Dana Hirchak M.A.

Titles: Assistant Principal
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Carmen Roberts Ed.D.

Carmen Roberts Ed.D.

Titles: Director of Transition Services
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Lauren Berebitsky Psy.D.

Lauren Berebitsky Psy.D.

Titles: Director of Therapy & Assessment
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Julia Wesley MSW, Ph.D.

Julia Wesley MSW, Ph.D.

Titles: Research & Outcomes Director
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Kristin Friesen LCSW

Kristin Friesen LCSW

Titles: Director of Admissions
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Tim Hammerly

Tim Hammerly

Titles: Director of Institutional Advancement
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Brian Graves Sr.

Brian Graves Sr.

Titles: Marketing & Communications Director
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