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Faculty and Staff

It is because of our faculty and staff that The Lab School is what it is — not only a leader in the field of learning differences education but, most importantly, a place that transforms the lives of children with learning differences.

“I can’t remember anyone saying ‘no’ here. Again and again, I am blown away by the knowledge of the staff, and the flexibility I am afforded around my own ideas. We feed off each other’s ideas and build on our own, which makes collaborating with colleagues and the administration absolutely energizing. I mean who doesn’t want to rock it in the classroom with that kind of support and excitement around education?”
—    High School English Teacher Tim Wetsell

With robust professional development opportunities including training in Orton-Gillingham — a multi-sensory approach where teachers use sight, hearing, touch and movement to help students connect language with letters and words — faculty and staff at Lab focus on each child’s strengths. For students with learning differences who may have arrived at Lab believing that they are not smart or cannot succeed, helping them grow their confidence and discover their strengths can take time, and also a special kind of teacher.

It is no surprise that many members of Lab’s faculty and staff have stayed for 15-25-35 or more years. One staff member said: "Everyone wants to stay at Lab. Who wouldn’t embrace the opportunity to be flexible and creative every day? Frankly, it feels like an honor to be a part of Lab, to play a role in our collective mission and process of helping students with learning differences discover their best selves and succeed.”

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Allison Duggan
Elementary

Allison Duggan

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Academic Club Co-Teacher
Allison Duggan
Allison Duggan
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Academic Club Co-Teacher

Contact Information

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson University - M.S. Occupational Therapy
  • Gettysburg College - B.A. Health and Exercise Science
  • Occupational Therapy
Elementary
Meg Edson
Staff

Meg Edson

  • Purchasing Manager
  • (202) 454-2249
Meg Edson
Meg Edson
  • Purchasing Manager

Contact Information

  • (202) 454-2249

Education

  • Tobe-Coburn - A.A. Merchandising, Marketing and Management
  • Marymount University - B.A.
  • American University - M.A.
  • Business Office
Staff
Doug Fagen
Leadership

Doug Fagen

  • Director of Reservoir Psychology Group
  • (202) 944-3071
Doug Fagen
Doug Fagen
  • Director of Reservoir Psychology Group

Contact Information

  • (202) 944-3071

Education

  • University of Delaware - B.A.
  • University of Rochester - Ph.D.
  • Reservoir Psychology Group
Leadership
Marc Ferrara
Faculty
High School

Marc Ferrara

  • World Languages Teacher - Spanish and Latin
  • Community Service Coordinator
Marc Ferrara
Marc Ferrara
  • World Languages Teacher - Spanish and Latin
  • Community Service Coordinator

Contact Information

Education

  • Catholic University - B.A.
High School
Faculty