Leadership

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”

-John F. Kennedy

Academic Leadership

BRIAN O'CONNELL

HEAD OF SCHOOL

Mr. O’Connell, a multiple award winning principal, served as an educator with the New York City Department of Education for 29 years.

He was the founding principal of The Scholars Academy in Rockaway Park, Queens, New York and spent 16 years as principal. 

Prior to this, he served as the principal of P.S./M.S 114 in Belle Harbor, Queens.  Mr. O’Connell was a teacher at P.S. 203 and P.S. 236 and an assistant principal at P.S. 236 in Brooklyn.

Mr. O’Connell holds New York State certification for both school level administration and supervision and district level supervision and administration.

MARY BARTON

ASSOCIATE HEAD OF SCHOOL

Mary Barton is starting her third year as a part of the Lawrence Woodmere Academy community in 2021-22.  She currently serves as Associate Head of School.  She was the Interim Head of School at LWA from August 2019-February 2020.

SUSAN LETTIERI

HEAD OF GLOBAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM
HEAD OF COLLEGE GUIDANCE

Susan has been with Lawrence Woodmere Academy for over 25 years.

Athletic Leadership

DAVID O’KEEFFE

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

David O’Keeffe, a native of Ireland, has over 5 years as an educator in private schools. David also boasts over 11 years of experience in coaching soccer. David started teaching physical and health education in the Upper School at Lawrence Woodmere Academy in September 2019.

ADMINISTRATIVE Leadership

LUKE DAVIS

HEAD OF ADMISSIONS

Luke has over 15 years experience recruiting and managing International Student academic programs.

STEPHEN OSTROFF

DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Steven has been with Lawrence Woodmere Academy for over 5 years.

Safety & Security Leadership

Lorin W. Clark

DIRECTOR OF Safety & Security

Lorin W. Clark serves as the Director of Safety and Security. He is a retired NYPD Police Lieutenant. During his 20 year tenure with the NYPD, he served in the Counter-Terrorism Division. Lorin also served as the Commander of the Community Outreach Unit, working closely with the NYC Public Schools. He is a former Police Academy and School Safety Academy Instructor.

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