Child & Adolescent Services | Our Team


Rosemary C. Baggish, M.Ed., MPH, developed and directed therapeutic school programs for over two decades at Yale Psychiatric Institute and The Institute of Living. She has a Masters Degree in Special Education (Boston College) and a Masters in Public Health (Yale University). Rosemary is the Founder and Director of Mental Health in Independent School Communities (MHISC), a consultation service for independent schools. She has consulted nationally to schools, colleges, hospitals and not for profit agencies regarding model programming for children and adolescents with mental health needs. Peter H. Wells, Ph.DUnder the auspices of BMW, LLC, she developed a computerized, comprehensive health survey for independent school students, the Independent School Health Check (ISHC) which has produced an independent school database. Rosemary is author of When the Bough Breaks: How to Really Be There for your Children, a communication guide for parents.

PH Wells

Peter H. Wells, Ph.D, has worked in independent schools for forty-two years, as a teacher, department head, head of upper school, college counselor, admissions director, dean of students, and for the last 25 years as a nationally certified school psychologist. His work as a psychologist has been concerned not only with counseling individuals but with the mental and physical health of a whole school community. That community health interest has led to five student health surveys and application of the results to community dialogue and action.”