Boston Higashi School employs 300+ faculty and staff members to serve approximately 160+ students through the age of 22. Our team is composed of passionate special educators, clinical specialists, direct support staff and administrators. Guided by our educational method of Daily Life Therapy®, we focus on the whole person’s character through “heart-to-heart” education.

We live up to our motto of Challenge – Believe – Together by providing the highest quality of education, care and support to our students.

Team Leaders

Mike Kelly

Executive Director

Dr. John Maina

Director of Programming

Takako Ebihara (Mrs. Ebi)

Director of Special Education

Paul Fanning

Chief Development Officer

Marilou Wilkinson

Business Office Manager

Jennifer Heredia-Mesa

Administrative Assistant

Heather Katz

Director of Training

Susan Perry

Director of Curriculum

John McAllister

Division Director

Chris Stanbrook

Division Director
Middle School

Janelle Palleschi

Division Director
Younger & Older High School

Jamie Marshall

Division Director
Emergence Program

Peter Gaitho

Transition Coordinator

Kariuki Muriithi

Residential Program Director

Christopher White

Residential Director of Student Services

Henry Njoroge

Residential Academic Director