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Meet Our Team

SESI is led by a team of individuals focused on educating and serving students with special academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs. The dedication, experience, and vision of our leadership team enable students to thrive within the classroom and beyond.

Dave Wood

Senior Vice President, Special Education – East

Since 2016, Dave has served as SESI’s senior vice president of business development, responsible for the development and MORE>

Grace Losada, Ed.D.

Senior Vice President, Special Education – West

Grace Losada joined SESI in September 2020 with over 20 years of experience working with diverse student populations. MORE>

Joseph Carter, Ed.D.

Senior Vice President, Operations – Alternative Education

Prior to joining SESI in his role as senior vice president, operations – alternative education in 2020, Joe began working with Camelot MORE>

Diane Myers, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Special Education – Behavior

Diane joined SESI in February 2020. She leads behavioral initiatives across SESI and oversees implementation of the CASE approach MORE>

Ellen Gaske, Ed.D.

Senior Vice President, Academics

Dr. Ellen Gaske has served as SESI’s senior vice president of academics since 2014, overseeing the academic needs of students MORE>

Sophie Lubcher

National Director of Enrollment

Sophie joined SESI in 2020 as the national director of enrollment. She received her Juris Doctor (JD) from Rutgers Law School after MORE>

Monique Robinson

Vice President, Corporate Development and Operations

Monique joined SESI in 2021 as the vice president of corporate development and operations. In this role, Monique leads MORE>

Emily Fizer

Vice President, Recruiting

Emily joined the SESI team in 2020 as the vice president of recruitment. In this role, Emily leads, develops, and executes overall MORE>

Celeste Chatman

Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Talent Management

Celeste Chatman serves as vice president, diversity, equity, inclusion & talent management where she leads the MORE>