Social, Emotional, and Ethical Development

Shipley is committed to ensuring that all students develop the skills and ability to make good decisions at every point in their career at Shipley. We offer an integrated and thorough “core values” curriculum devoted to Social, Emotional, and Ethical Development (SEED). The SEED curriculum is under the direction of the office of Student Support, which provides assistance that is individual and developmental in nature and designed to connect health (physical, social, and emotional) with academic skill development. At Shipley we know that it is the combination of rigor and support that leads to deeply rooted learning and success. Our SEED curriculum is a critical component of Shipley’s unique approach to education.
As with other parts of the Shipley curriculum, the SEED curriculum is:
  • Integrated PreK through Grade 12 and addresses a wide variety of topics (see below)
  • Integrated with other curricular elements (e.g. service learning, advisory program)
  • Supported by parent education programming
  • Age and developmentally appropriate in instruction/experiences
  • Built to spiral and scaffold through the years, repeating and reinforcing key concepts over time
  • Built from Shipley's Framework for Flourishing
  • Designed to equip students at every age to acquire the knowledge and develop the skills to make good decisions.

Meet the Team

List of 9 members.

  • Photo of Lisa Carey

    Lisa Carey 

    Upper School SEED Teacher
    Phone/Extension: 4621
    Columbia University - MA
    University of Virginia - BA
  • Photo of Lindsey Fick

    Lindsey Fick 

    Middle School Counselor, Middle School DEI Coordinator
    Phone/Extension: 4611
    Villanova University - BA
    Villanova University - MS
  • Photo of Anne Griffin

    Anne Griffin 

    Middle School Academic Dean and Academic Support Coordinator
    Phone/Extension: 4164
    University of Colorado - MA
    Colorado College - BA
  • Photo of Betsy Leschinsky

    Betsy Leschinsky 

    Lower School SEED Teacher and Librarian
    Phone/Extension: 4715
    Wheelock College
  • Photo of William Lyon

    William Lyon 

    Assistant Head of Middle School
    Phone/Extension: 4236
    Boston College - BA
    Springfield College - MEd
    Northeastern University - EdD
  • Photo of Jamie O'Leary

    Jamie O'Leary 

    Middle and Upper School SEED Teacher
    Phone/Extension: N/A
    Princeton University - BA
  • Photo of Brandon Rotondo

    Brandon Rotondo 

    Middle School History and SEED Teacher, 6th Grade Dean
    Phone/Extension: 4682
    Chestnut Hill College - BA
    West Chester University - MA
  • Photo of Sharron Russell

    Sharron Russell 

    Director of Student Support and Well-Being
    Phone/Extension: 4116
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - PsyD
    Immaculata University - Certification
    University of Pennsylvania - MSW
    Pennsylvania State University - BA
  • Photo of Margaret Winters

    Margaret Winters 

    PK-12 Service Learning Coordinator & SEED Teacher
    Phone/Extension: 4144
    Gwynedd Mercy College - BA
    Gwynedd Mercy College - BSN
    Weston Jesuit School of Theology - M.Div
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.