The Foundation School
The Foundation School offers primarily specialized programming to meet the unique needs of students with emotional disabilities who display a spectrum of behavioral problems, social skills impairment, and social-emotional needs. This is a comprehensive psycho-educational program that has been carefully designed to provide the academic and social/behavioral support needed for each student determined through the development and implementation of the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). The elementary, middle, and high school curricula, grades K-12, offer subject courses appropriate for elementary through high school and allow students to meet the requirements of their home school district.
Ms. Tori Wilson, LCPC has been with The Foundation Schools for nearly 25 years. During her tenure, Ms. Wilson has held positions as a Chemical Dependency Therapist, Admissions Coordinator, Clinical Director, and is currently Principal of the Elementary/Middle school. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, has completed a Post-Master’s Certificate program at Johns Hopkins University, and received her Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor credential. She is an Approved Clinical Supervisor and in January 2019 she earned the Administrator I Certificate. She is also a certified trainer for Ukeru and ALICE.
“My vision for the elementary/middle school is to establish and maintain an environment where expectations for staff and students are clear, consistent, meaningful and therapeutic so that the culture of the program embraces student and staff learning.”
Ms. Ebonye Young has been in the field of education for 19 years. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Special Education Leadership from Walden University. She earned her Master’s in Special Education from Bowie State University in 2007 and her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from Towson University in 2003. Ms. Young has worked in Prince George’s County and Anne Arundel County public schools before transitioning to The Foundation Schools in 2017. After serving as the school’s Education Director for two years, she was selected to lead the high school program as Principal in 2019.
“My mission is to create a high school program that meets the needs of my students, including emotional, academic, and community support. I am passionate about providing quality educational experiences that prepare students for life after high school. My goal is to build a school community that is a safe space for students to learn and grow. I am grateful to lead the high school program at The Foundation Schools.”