Woodside Hall is the smaller of two female dorms on the High School campus. It is home to 19 teenage girls, two fantastic live-in teachers (Ms. Hodges and Ms. Scanlon), and the O’Riordan family. There are four double rooms and eleven single rooms in the house and the residents range from eighth graders to seniors.
In Woodside, we strive to create a comfortable and safe environment in which the residents experience new things, develop friendships, and foster growth in all areas of their life. Additionally, by holding residents accountable to the structure and expectations in place, they will be supported to improve self-advocacy and organizational skills. Creating community is equally important, especially for new residents. We do this through house nights within Woodside (planned by house-staff or residents) and campus-wide community nights. We hope to help residents grow into independent, respectful young women by assisting them through the social environment not just at Landmark, but in their personal lives as well!
About the Houseparent
Jennifer O’Riordan began working at Landmark in 2012 in the math department and became the houseparent of Woodside in 2015. She and her husband, Tom, welcomed their first child, Thomas, in August 2016. When Jenn is not houseparenting, you can find her teaching at Governor’s Landing or enjoying a yoga class. Tom also teaches in the math department and coaches cross-country and track—so don’t be surprised if your daughter comes home and expresses interest in one of those sports!
—Jennifer O'Riordan, houseparent