Renowned Leadership

Shrub Oak International School is directed by a team of experts each with over 35 years of special education school experience. The Co-Heads of School, Gil Tippy and Dianne Zager, are recognized internationally for their expertise in helping individuals with autism spectrum disorder lead independent and productive lives. They are supported by academic experts who are great teachers skilled at working with students with ASD, residential experts, seasoned clinical-care providers, technology specialists, space-design professionals, and leaders in agriculture, agritech, nutrition, and physical activity, collaborating in a one-of-a-kind facility where students with ASD can thrive.

Co-Heads of School

Head of Clinical Services
Gil Tippy, Psy.D., Co-Head of School
Head of Education
Dianne Zager, Ph.D., Co-Head of School

Leadership Team

Head of Student Life
Wendy M. Eklund, MBA
Head of People & Culture
Lori Josephs, J.D.
Director of Education
Tracey Frank, MS.Ed

Faculty & Staff

Head of Admissions
Petra Daitz, MS.Ed