High School Team

Stephen Castles, Assistant Principal of the High School, has been with Gifford for 18 years in roles of increasing responsibility. He's been an integral member of the team supporting our high school students and their families daily. 

Liz Brown, Head Teacher
joined Gifford in 2006 as a Lower School Assistant Teacher, and then taught math in the High School for five years before assuming her current role four years ago. 

Favorite thing about working at Gifford? 
My favorite thing is working with the staff and the students in such a positive atmosphere. 

Samantha Resnick, LICSW has been with Gifford for 9 years as a social worker in the High School. Sam received her MSW from the University of Michigan and has worked in a number of different settings including an outpatient mental health clinic where she helped develop an adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program, an inpatient unit, and a hospital emergency room. 

Favorite thing about working at Gifford?
One of the most important lessons that I have learned at Gifford is that through struggle and hardship comes growth and renewal.  I am perpetually amazed and inspired by watching Gifford students learn about themselves, develop new strategies and overcome challenges, and by the fortitude of families throughout that process. There is nothing more poignant than attending graduation in June and watching students walk across that stage as more competent, insightful young adults.  

Jake Weinberg, LICSW is new to Gifford, joining us in August 2016 as a High School Social Worker. Jake also serves as an advisor to the Gay-Straight Alliance Club. Previously a clinician and outreach coordinator at The Home for Little Wanderers in Boston, Jake received his M.S.W from Simmons College.

Favorite thing about working at Gifford?
My favorite thing is supporting high schoolers to be the most successful students they can be.








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