Our faculty is made up of Landmark faculty and staff members who understand the challenges of differentiating instruction in the general classroom, and implementing intensive language-based instruction for students with learning disabilities.
LANDMARK OUTREACH DIRECTOR
Dan Ahearn is an educator and attorney. He has a B.A. from the University of Rochester, an M.A. in Education from Tufts University, and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. He is the Assistant Head of School, directs the Landmark Outreach Program, and serves as in-house legal counsel. In addition, he also teaches language arts and social studies, co-teaches the Student Advocates class, and coaches soccer and tennis at Landmark. He has also taught high school social studies and coached track in the Rochester, New York public schools.
Lisa works for Outreach by providing consultation to elementary and middle schools in program design and language-based instruction. Beginning in 1981 as a tutor and language arts teacher at Landmark School, she also served as a language arts department head and academic case manager. Her experience at Landmark was primarily at the Elementary/Middle School and in the expressive language program. Lisa also worked for many years in public schools, both as a licensed reading specialist and special educator, teaching reading, writing, and study skills.
DIRECTOR, LANDMARK OUTREACH ONLINE
Katie is the director of Landmark Outreach Online, providing educators with online courses and opportunities for professional development. She has developed and instructed courses for both Landmark Outreach Online and the SNHU Landmark partnership, and she is an instructor for the Summer Institute. Additionally, Katie teaches study skills courses at Landmark High School, and she has also taught during during the high school’s summer programs. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Holy Cross and her master’s degree in special education from Simmons College.
Kaia has been at Landmark since 2006. In addition to her work for Outreach, she has been a language arts teacher at Landmark High School. Previously, her roles and responsibilities included assistant director of the preparatory program, academic advisor, and full-time teacher and tutor. Kaia graduated from The College of Santa Fe with her bachelor’s in English, and she earned her master’s degree in special education from Simmons College.
Molly has taught a variety of science courses and one-on-one language arts tutorials since she came to Landmark in 2011. Most recently, she has taken on a new role as a course developer and teacher for Landmark Outreach Online, providing educators with research-based content and practical strategy demonstrations to better support the students in their classrooms. In addition, she has also helped organize the professional development seminars at Landmark Outreach’s Summer Institute. Molly graduated from Bowdoin College in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and sociology, and she earned her master’s degree in special education from Simmons College.
Linda is a certified speech-language pathologist who has been practicing since 1988. Throughout her career, she has worked in clinical and public school settings evaluating and treating individuals with a variety of communication disorders. Linda joined Landmark High School as the expressive language program director in 1994, transitioning into a consultation role in this program in 2003. Linda has also been a Landmark Outreach Program faculty member since 1996, consulting to public schools, as well as teaching face-to-face and online graduate-level courses. Her expertise is in child and adolescent expressive language disorders with a particular focus on social communication skills.
Adam is currently the Landmark School research coordinator and a Landmark Outreach consultant. Previously, Adam taught American literature in addition to his administrative role as an academic advisor. Adam is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he studied language and literacy development. While studying at Harvard, he taught at the Maria L. Baldwin School in Cambridge as a reading specialist and explored the influence of early intervention on struggling readers at the elementary level. He also holds a master’s degree in education from Simmons College. Adam is a licensed reading specialist and moderate special needs educator.
Grant Writer & Assistant Director, Summer Institute
Kate has over 10 years of nonprofit development and management experience. Prior to joining Landmark in 2013, she worked for national, education-focused nonprofits. Kate teaches a variety of language arts and study skills courses at Landmark High School. She also serves as a grant writer for Landmark Outreach, as well as assistant director of the Summer Institute. Kate holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond and a master’s of public administration from New York University. Currently, she is enrolled in Simmons College and is expected to graduate with a master’s in special education in June of 2017.
Landmark Outreach Associate Director
Keryn has taught at Landmark High School in the language arts and literature departments since 2003. As associate director, she manages content development and production, and she assists in overseeing all aspects of the program. For Outreach, Keryn has been a school consultant, produced materials for the DESE, and organized the Professional Development Seminars for Cape Cod Educators, in addition to coordinating and teaching courses for the Summer Institute, Landmark Outreach Online, and the Landmark SNHU partnership. Keryn holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Colby College and a master’s degree in special education from Simmons College.
Jenna has served as the Operations Manager for the Outreach Program since December of 2014. She oversees enrollment for all programs, as well as manages many financial and administrative aspects of the program. Jenna earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in vocal performance.
Ann has been working professionally in the field of language-based learning disabilities since 1977. Her responsibilities over the years at Landmark School have included: assistant director of admission, academic dean at Landmark High School, academic case manager at Landmark Elementary/Middle School, dean of women students, and language arts teacher and tutor. Ann currently consults with public, private, and charter schools across the country regarding evaluation, academic planning, and program design, development, and implementation for children with language-based learning disabilities. Ann is a graduate of Smith College, with former Massachusetts certification in elementary education and special needs administration.
Director, Summer Institute
Deirdre has been at Landmark School since 1994. Currently, she is the science and social studies assistant department head, faculty training coordinator, and classroom teacher at the Landmark Elementary/Middle School. As assistant department head, she oversees the curriculum and classes in the elementary program. She teaches middle school math, language arts, and science classes. In addition, Deirdre serves as the director of the Landmark Outreach Summer Institute. She holds a master’s degree in special education from Simmons College.
Caitlin works as a consultant and seminar instructor for Landmark Outreach. Previously, her roles and responsibilities at Landmark High School included working as the director of the expressive language program, an academic advisor, and a full-time teacher and tutor. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with her bachelor’s in psychology and education, and she has her master’s degree in special education from Simmons College.
Kate is currently the lead teacher in the expressive language program at Landmark High School. She also works with a small team co-coordinating Landmark’s InReach Program, which helps facilitate professional development for Landmark faculty, administrators, and specialists. Since she started at Landmark in 2008, she has taught language arts and pragmatics, as well as one-on-one language arts tutorials. Kate graduated from Colby College with a bachelor’s degree in English, and she earned her master’s degree in special education at Simmons College.
Claire has taught in both the elementary and middle school programs at Landmark Elementary/Middle School. She is currently the co-department head of the language arts department during the school year, and she is the language arts/language structure department head for the Landmark Summer Program at the Elementary/Middle School. In addition, Claire is a co-coordinator for InReach, Landmark’s internal professional development program for faculty, and she currently oversees the Professional Development Seminars for Cape Cod Educators.
Chris has been with Landmark School since 1986. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and he is currently the mathematics department head at the Landmark Elementary/Middle School. Chris has published several articles, including a recent one through the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. His latest book is entitled Multiplication and Division Facts for the Whole-to-Part Visual Learner. Chris presents internationally on topics involving multimodal math instruction and learning disabilities.