High School Team

Stephen Castles, Assistant Principal
Stephen has been with Gifford since 1999 in roles of increasing responsibility. He's been an integral member of the team supporting our high school students and their families daily.  


Tom Adams, Head Teacher
Bio coming soon!


Kirsten Holmes, Clinician
Bio coming soon!

HS ClinicianSamantha ResnickClinician 
Sam has been with Gifford since 2008 as a Clinician 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.  



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