LESLIE HOSEY APPOINTED NEW ROEPER LOWER SCHOOL DIRECTOR
The Roeper School is pleased to announce the appointment of Leslie Hosey, Ph.D., L.P., as the new Director of the Lower School, effective July 1, 2014. With over 20 years of experience in the field of education, Leslie is currently a School and Clinical Psychologist in the Waterford School District, where she develops differentiated instructional strategies at the elementary and secondary levels, develops and assists with the implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Supports, is a member of the Staff Development committee, and participates in school improvement planning and data evaluation. Leslie has also worked as a Clinical Psychologist in a private clinical setting and has served on the Adjunct Faculty at the University of Detroit, Mercy.
Leslie is active in the American Promise Focus Group and in Alternatives for Girls. She served on the Roeper Board of Trustees from 2001-2010, and currently serves on The Roeper Institute Board of Trustees. She received a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Mount Holyoke College and both an M.A. in School Psychology and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Detroit.
David Feldman, Head of The Roeper School said, “As a teacher, psychologist, former Roeper Trustee, current Roeper parent, and the parent of Roeper alumni, Leslie is a passionate advocate for our school. Coming from our school community, and having professional experience and a deep understanding of how we work with gifted children, Leslie brings a rich understanding of our commitment to teaching the whole child, understanding the social and emotional needs of our learners, and an abiding understanding of the Roeper Philosophy.”
“I am thrilled to join the Roeper community as Director of the Lower School,” shared Leslie Hosey. “The needs of gifted students are often misunderstood and underserved, which is what has given Roeper such a vital role in the educational community. It is within the Roeper community that I have felt most embraced, and have had rich and meaningful opportunities to contribute my time and talents to sustain and grow this community. As Director of the Lower School, I look forward to serving our amazing young students, families, faculty and staff in fulfilling George and Annemarie Roeper’s vision, mission and philosophy.”
Leslie will succeed J.J. Morrow who has been the Lower School Director since 2009.