Dearborn Academy’s leadership team is passionate about leading a school that students want to attend — where they value our strong community and know they can succeed. We are honored to work for our students, their families and our talented staff. Get to know us!

Professional Advisory Council

Dearborn Academy benefits from the advice and perspective of a Professional Advisory Council, which includes leading researchers and clinicians who work with children. Read more about our members of this council.


Anthony Bashir, Ph.D.

Clinician, teacher, researcher and developer of various groundbreaking methods for improving language and learning


Jane Holmes Bernstein, Ph.D.

Senior Associate in Psychology, Children’s Hospital Boston; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School


Robert Brooks, Ph.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School


Kevin Creeden, M.A., LMHC

Director of Assessment and Research, Whitney Academy


Edward Hallowell, M.D.

Founder, The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health


Nancy Rappaport, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


Jessica Minehan, M.Ed., BCBA

Behavior Analyst, Author, Special Educator and Consultant to schools internationally 


John Ratey, Ph.D.

Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


Lynn Sanford, LICSW

Interim Clinical Director, Trauma Center, Justice Resource Institute


Richard Weissbourd, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Kennedy School of Government; Founder, ReadBoston and WriteBoston


Howard Rossman, Ph.D.

Psychologist in private practice, Lexington, Mass.; Former Director of Dearborn Academy


2020-2021 School Year at Dearborn

Learn about Dearborn Academy’s plans for the 2020-2021 school year, which began with a hybrid model of in-person and remote learning – guided by the priorities of safety and security for our students and staff.