The following community leaders have endorsed this project

Children living with disability and trauma need every opportunity to succeed in school and life. For these children and the community, Serendipity is a critical community resource. Serendipity’s therapeutic model expansion will benefit the entire region by supporting a strong standard for best practice in therapeutic education, and increasing enrollment opportunities for children with significant needs.

Janet Arenz
Former Executive Director, Oregon Alliance of Children’s Programs

Sam Breyer
Superintendent, Multnomah ESD

Paul Coakley
Superintendent, Centennial School District

Lora de la Cruz
Superintendent, Lake Oswego School District

Dr. Danna Diaz
Superintendent, Reynolds School District

DiAnne Fentress-Rowe
Portland State University, University Supervisor, Department of Education, Special Education

Guadalupe Guerrero
Superintendent, Portland Public School District

Dr. Ajit Jetmalani
Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, OHSU Joseph Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Education

Michael Lopes-Serrao
Superintendent, Parkrose School District

Tony Mann
Molalla River School District

Drew Henrie-McWilliams
CEO Morrison Child and Family Services

Michael Hsu
Chair of Oregon Board of Parole

Mary Mertz
Senior Director of Special Education,
Portland Public School District

Todd Nicholson
Director of Special Services,
Oregon City School District

Barbara Roberts
former Oregon Governor

Michael Salitore
Director of Supported Education,
Molalla River School District

Julie Sams
Director of Student Services,
Parkrose School District

Patrick Tomblin
Executive Director of Student Services,
Lake Oswego School District

Kirk Wolfe, MD, FAACAP
Consulting child and adolescent psychiatrist,
long-time Oregon Delegate to the National Council, American Academy of Child and Adolescents Psychiatry

Denise Wright
Director of Student Services,
Centennial School District