Springstone is that very special school that teaches in ways that all students can learn and appropriately challenges its students academically, so they are right up to par with California standards. Springstone creates a comfortable and accepting environment where the students can be themselves, have fun, and know they are valued for their unique points of view. The friends my son met in eighth grade are still among his best friends today. Our son has gone on to a four-year college in Florida and has maintained an above average GPA. He is now concluding his sophomore year. One of his best Springstone friends is also at a private four-year college in California, and others are doing very well at local junior colleges. I think this speaks volumes for what a great job Springstone has done to prepare our kids for their next stage of life. We are very grateful to The Springstone School!

Celina Abu-Ghaben

Executive Administration

Ian G. Bremner - Board President

Ian Bremner is the founder and Executive Director of RES SUCCESS, a program that provides adults with developmental disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders an enriched environment in which they can become successful in academic, social, vocational, and interpersonal pursuits.

Sandie Shields - Board Member

Sandie Shields is the former Program manager of the Pleasant Hill site of RES SUCCESS, an organizational serving adults with developmental disabilities.

Mei Costello - Board Member

Mei Costello is the Senior Director or finance and administration at Rockyou, a social gaming company in San Francisco.

John Howard, M.Ed. – Founder and Director

John Howard has worked in a variety of education settings for over 20 years as a teacher and administrator and holds both a special education and multiple-subject teaching credential. As an educator, he has developed academic and social-emotional curricula uniquely suited for students with executive function challenges.

Allan Nash, Ph.D. – Founder and Director

Allan Nash has many years of experience teaching students of all levels and all ages, from elementary school through post-college level. He is an educational therapist with practical experience in assessments and interventions. He also worked for several years in a research setting at a biotechnology company.

Kristine Wong, OTR-L, M.Ed. – Founder and Director

Kristine Wong is a licensed occupational therapist and a credentialed special education teacher. She has extensive experience in both educational and private practice settings.