Social-Emotional Support

Sewickley Academy employs a full time Director of Support Services (DSS) and School Counselor to consult with students, families, and teachers, Prekindergarten through Grade 12. Direct counseling is provided to students during the school day when recommended by a teacher or member of the division, or students themselves. While it is always our goal to partner with families, these conversation with the DSS or counselor happen as needed during the school day, and the timing is often such that parental notification before the conversation may not be possible.

School Counselor
The school counselor's mission is to foster a supportive atmosphere in which students can develop emotionally, educationally, behaviorally, and socially. To that end, the counselor Lynn Sanborne, MSW, provides short-term individual and group counseling.  Additionally, Ms. Sanborne offers referrals to outside therapists and other resources, consults with parents and faculty about the developmental and psychosocial issues of students, facilitates classroom guidance activities on social/emotional issues, serves as a consultant to the school and community, and coordinates the Cross Age Tutoring program.  
Consulting Psychologist
Douglas Jones, Ph.D., is our consulting psychologist and meets weekly with each division Resource Team. Additionally, he completes classroom observations, provides crisis intervention, and undertakes psychological screening, for students.  Direct consultation with parents and therapy for students is not provided as part of Dr. Jones' consultation work at Sewickley Academy.

List of 6 members.

  • Ryan Baxter 

    Director of Support Services
    The College of Saint Rose - M.S.Ed.
    Fordham University - M.A.T.
    The New School - B.A.
  • Douglas Jones 

    Consulting Psychologist
    Michigan State University - B.S.
    Duquesne University - M.A.
    Duquesne University - Ph.D.
  • Lynn Sanborne 

    School Counselor
    Harvard University - B.A.
    Bryn Mawr College - M.S.W.
  • Leslie Levine-James 

    Learning Specialist
    Lesley College - B.S.
    University of Pittsburgh - M.A.
  • Sally Weir 

    LS Reading Specialist
    University of Akron - B.S.
    Slippery Rock University - M.Ed.
  • Beth Brown 

    School Nurse
    Carlow University - RN, BSN

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Sewickley Academy is a nationally recognized Pittsburgh private school enrolling students in Pre-K through Grade 12 on a single campus.