Renowned Leadership

Shrub Oak International School was founded by a team of experts each with over 35 years of special education school experience. The school’s leadership, co-directors 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 residential experts, 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.

Head of Clinical Services
Gil Tippy, Psy.D., Co-Director
Dean of Education
Dianne Zager, Ph.D., Co-Director
Dean of Student Life
Wendy Eklund, MBA