Otto Specht School Governance
The Otto Specht School has three governing bodies that work in distinct areas of governance but whose collaborative efforts provide for the well-being of the whole school.
the advisory board
The Otto Specht School Advisory Board is a dedicated group of committed individuals who feel strongly about the unique mission of our school. Trustees support the work done by Otto Specht's remarkable teachers and administrators in numerous ways, including:
contributing to our annual fund and capital campaign
serving on standing committees
lending their expertise and professional knowledge to many aspects of the school's operations
"We firmly believe that there is no other educational program comparable to Otto Specht for serving the needs of our students, both in and out of the classroom."
Mary Holland, Board President
The faculty works tirelessly on behalf of the students to create an educational environment that facilitates health and success for our unique students. In addition to the daily task of implementing the educational programming, the faculty works collaboratively with the administrative team in the following areas:
curriculum development and therapeutic programming
setting and actualizing pedagogical goals to achieve our mission
"Receive the children in reverence, educate them in love, let them go forth in freedom."
The administrative team works to support the school's operations through building an administrative foundation that maintains health and transparency in the school's inner workings and ensures the success and sustainability of our programs. Administration is responsible for implementing all policies and procedures related to:
Mary Holland, President
Jessica Ziegler, Secretary
Eric S. Maskin, PhD
Charles Rose, FAIA
Gerald Karnow, MD
Bluma Acocella, Ex Officio - Faculty Representative
Jeanette Rodriguez, Ex Officio - Program Director OSS
Claus Sproll, Ex Officio - Business Director, OSS
For Board Member Bios, click here!
Dr. Gerald Karnow
Shiri Reuveni – Ullrich
Jeanette Rodriguez, Program Director
Claus Sproll, Business Director
Chela Crane, Assistant Director
Madeleine Wuergler, Administrative Assistant