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. 


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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 the 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


John Ratey, Ph.D.

Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


Lynn Sanford, LICSW

Interim Clinical Director, Trauma Center, Justice Resource Institute


Howard Rossman, Ph.D.

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