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Leadership & Administration

Head of School
David O'Connell


    •    M.A. K-12 Administration, Michigan State University
    •    M.A. International Education, Framingham State College
    •    B. S. Secondary Social Studies Education, Wayne State University


David joined Saklan as Head of School in July of 2018 and has been in education for over 25 years, 15 of those years as a classroom teacher. David’s background has been both as an international educator (Latin America, Asia, and Europe) and as a progressive educator leading a project-based middle school in the U.S. David brings a passion for a type of education that is academically challenging, hands-on and caring, fostering a community that is ready to have a positive impact on their world.


Director of Admissions
Melissa Zippin

Director of Communications & Development
Emily Williamson

Business Manager  
Rubian Moss

Office Manager
Shalyn Sager

Facilities Manager
Javier Yacarini