A New Hire and Dedicated Staff Member Selected for Vital Leadership Roles
League School Welcomes Stephanie Steen and Lindsay Wagner to Senior Staff Team
The League School recently selected Stephanie Steen and Lindsay Wagner for two vital leadership roles. Stephanie is the League School’s new Director of Clinical and Behavioral Services. The school promoted long-time staff member, Lindsay Wagner, to Director of Allied Health. “Over the summer, the League School added the Director of Allied Health position and renamed the clinical leadership position, previously held by Donna Griffin, who passed away in May 2021,” said Chief Operating Officer, Cheryl White. “These critical roles enhance the educational and residential services delivered to our students every day.”
Stephanie Steen is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She is a graduate professor in the School of Social Work at Bridgewater State University. Most recently she was a Clinical Director at Arbour Hospital in Quincy. For 14 years, she worked in a variety of clinical and leadership roles at Bridgewater State Hospital. She received her Master’s in Social Work from the Simmons College School of Social Work and her undergraduate degree in Developmental Psychology from Emmanuel College.
The Director of Clinical and Behavioral Services provides leadership to the Clinical and Behavioral departments by identifying goals and leading continuous quality improvement initiatives. “The Director of Clinical and Behavioral Services works across all parts of the organization,” said Jenna Federer, Director of Human Resources. “In Stephanie, we found a person with the right skills and a collaborative approach.”
Stephanie became interested in the League School opportunity because of her work with children with severe cognitive impairment who were experiencing a psychiatric crisis. She appreciates the League School’s welcoming environment. “I was surprised by how many people have stopped by my office to introduce themselves and have called me by name in the hallways,” said Stephanie. “It is evident that the culture here is nurturing and supportive, and I am thankful to have the opportunity to be part of it.”
The Director of Allied Health oversees the SCERTS program and provides input on program development and strategic planning. Lindsay Wagner is a certified occupational therapist who joined the League School staff in 2007. Previously she worked in the Boston and Milton public schools and provided consulting services to several private special education schools. She also treated children in a pediatric clinical setting and an early intervention program. She was promoted from therapist to the school’s SCERTS® Coordinator, encouraging social communication and emotional regulation through transactional support. She holds a Master’s of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Pittsburgh, is a registered therapeutic yoga teacher, and recently received her Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist certification. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Allegheny College.
“Lindsay has been a long-time champion of the SCERTS model and approaches problem solving from a collaborative perspective,” said Cheryl. “She has a demonstrated commitment to the school and its mission through her leadership work leading training programs, running on behalf of the school at the Falmouth Road Race, and mentoring new staff.”
“I’m grateful to expand on my professional practice and leadership skills while supporting the League School community in a new way,” said Lindsay. “League is a very special place and I’m excited to watch our future unfold.”