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The Teaching & Learning Center


Oak Hall’s Teaching and Learning Center is dedicated to supporting the academic success of all students at our school from Preschool – Grade 12. Our Learning Specialists work in collaboration with faculty, support staff, students, and their families to provide resources and support for every student to reach their individual potential. Using a specialized, team approach and evidence-based teaching methodologies, we seek to understand each student’s unique, underlying story and specific learning needs to optimize their achievement. The work of the Teaching and Learning Center is grounded in Oak Hall’s mission to create a welcoming, diverse, and supportive learning community empowering students to pursue their academic, artistic, and athletic passions.


  • Reduce gaps between a student's academic performance and cognitive potential; 
  • Teach students strategies towards becoming independent and life-long learners;
  • Function as a team to align procedures, enact PD experiences, and examine effectiveness;
  • Work in collaboration with faculty, support staff, and students' families;
  • Provide professional development resources and coaching support to faculty.

Information and Resources






Sue Hendricks

Lower School


Robin Kelleher

Lower School


Susan Swiderski

Middle School






Michael Fernandes

Upper School


Amanda Metzler

Upper School

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
― E.M. Forster

Exciting News!

Thanks to the Patti Shively Foundation, we now have Learning Specialists available to serve students in all three divisions. We are so grateful for their support. 

Missed a Coffee Talk? Check out the PowerPoints of our past presentations! 

Coffee Talk: Language Skills and Academic and Social Success

Coffee Talk: Working Together to Ensure Success

Coffee Talk: What is Dyslexia

Coffee Talk: Supporting Literacy at Home

Free Learning Opportunities for Families and Educators!

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) provides support and assistance with the goal of optimizing the potential of people with autism and related disabilities. Counties Served by CARD-UF Gainesville: Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee, Union If you live in a different county in Florida, find your CARD here.