High School Team

HS Team Leaders
High School Team Leaders 2022 - 2023
(From left to right)
Alex Rogal, Assistant Principal
Tom Adams, Head Teacher
Jenny Slocum, Clinician
Maggie Vineis, Clinician

Alex Rogal, Assistant Principal
Alex joined us in the summer of 2022. He's been an integral member of the team supporting our high school students and their families daily. 

Tom Adams, Head Teacher 
Tom has been with Gifford since 2003, and has held various positions including High School Assistant Teacher, Teacher, Department Head, and Middle School Head Teacher. Tom is a 
graduate of Clemson University, and a Professional member of the American Mountain Guides Association, a working rock and ice climbing instructor, Wilderness First Responder, and Project Adventure trained group facilitator. 

Favorite thing about working at Gifford?
My favorite thing about working here is watching the students grow and learn, increasing their self-esteem, and achieving success. The resilience and effort of the students is inspirational. During my career here, I’ve learned that all students want to do well. I’ve also learned that every school should be a therapeutic school.

Jenny Slocum, Clinician

Jenny Slocum, LICSW resumed her career at Gifford at the start of the 2021 school year having previously worked in both the High School and Middle School programs from 2004-2007. Jenny has experience supporting students and families in school, residential, and foster care settings. She received her Master's in Social Work from Boston University and her Master's in Special Education from UMass Boston.

Favorite thing about working at Gifford?

My favorite thing about working at Gifford is seeing students develop their capacity to understand themselves as learners and to apply that understanding to reach their social, emotional and academic goals.

Maggie Vineis, Clinician
Maggie joined our team in August 2022.

Favorite thing about working at Gifford?

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