Jesse Crisalli, Director of Campus Life, joins Shrub Oak with over 12 years experience in residential living and social work as a supervisor, mentor, and advisor. After earning her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Cortland College, Jesse went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Leadership and Strategic Management from Manhattanville College.
Jesse has spent her career working with special needs adolescents helping them to meet their potential as they work towards their goals and find pathways to independence. As the Director of Campus Life, Jesse’s main goal is to create a safe, comfortable and inclusive living environment for each and every student to succeed in. Jesse oversees the direct care staff that provides the day to day assistance and encouragement the students receive.
Jesse focuses on creating programs on life skills and leadership to empower her students to grow and learn from one another. Jesse sees the individual strengths within each student and creates individualized plans and goals that will help them flourish.
Jesse works closely with the academic and clinical teams to ensure that learning inside the classroom is supported and expanded upon during the after-school and weekend opportunities the students participate in.
Jesse is thrilled to be able to combine her passions for working with special needs students and residential living here at Shrub Oak. Jesse resides with her husband in Westchester County, NY.