Esther B. Clark Schools

Transformative education for Bay Area students with emotional and behavioral challenges. Grades K-10.

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About EBC

EBC Schools serves K-10 students with emotional and behavioral challenges. Our team of professionals in education, behavior, and mental health services are uniquely positioned to holistically support our students in:

  • Re-engaging in learning
  • Developing positive behaviors and self-regulatory skills necessary for success in their next school placement
  • Working through challenges in a structured, supported environment
  • Recognizing positive outcomes of positive choices
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Esther B. Clark Schools Success Story

Meet the EBC Leadership Team

Our team of educators and specialists are dedicated to providing support for emotional and behavioral challenges that students may be facing. For a complete listing of staff visit the EBC School Staff Directory on the CHC website.

Esther B. Clark School Leadership Karen Moos Site Director South Bay

Karen Moos, LCSW

Site Director, South Bay
Esther B. Clark School Leadership Sarah Knepper Educational Services Manager

Sarah Knepper, MEd

Esther B. Clark School Leadership Scott Hanson Compliance Program Manager

Scott Hanson, MS

Compliance Program Manager
Esther B. Clark School Leadership Dr. Amy Tsai Clinical Program Manager South Bay

Amy Tsai, PhD

Clinical Program Manager, South Bay
Esther B. Clark School Leadership Casey Strauss Academic Program Manager South Bay

Casey Strauss, MA

Academic Program Manager, South Bay
Esther B. Clark School Leadership Leeanne Merritt Clinical Program Manager Palo Alto

Leeanne Merritt, LCSW

Clinical Program Manager, Palo Alto
Esther B. Clark School Leadership Roya Afshar Academic Program Manager Palo Alto

Roya Afshar, MA

Academic Program Manager, Palo Alto
Esther B. Clark School Leadership Caroline Goerke Behavior Program Manager Palo Alto

Caroline Goerke

Behavior Program Manager, Palo Alto
Esther B. Clark School Leadership Dana Acoba Behavior Program Manager, South Bay

Dana Acoba, MS, BCBA

Esther B. Clark School Staff at Palo Alto Campus

How We Help

At EBC, we can help. With the expertise of EBC’s program and staff, children with social-emotional challenges re-engage in learning and develop positive skills to transition back to a mainstream school environment.

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Esther B. Clark School Teachers for Careers

Careers At EBC

EBC employs a wide range of professionals in the fields of education, behavior, mental health and related services seeking to make a difference in the lives of young people.

EBC has the most wonderful, kind, and skilled staff. I am so grateful for the work they have done with my son who was unable to function at school until EBC. Their help has changed life for our entire family.

—Parent of EBC School Student

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Resource Library

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CHC’s anxiety and depression guide

Anxiety and depression frequently occur together and can develop at any age. In this guide, learn about anxiety & depression and how it can manifest in young children to young adults. Ask question, get answers and download tools and tips to help support your family and strengthen our community. You are not alone.


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CHC’s ADHD guide

Understanding both strengths and challenges is essential in the journey of individuals with ADHD. Check out the ADHD Guide, our curated guide to growing, learning and thriving with ADHD — at home, in school and in life. Ask questions, get answers, and learn tools, tips and takeaways.


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CHC’s learning differences guide

Check out the Learning Differences Guide for great info on understanding learning differences and how they influence school – and life — for children, youth and adults. Get expert tips, ask questions, get answers, and access tools, tips and takeaways for supporting children and students with greater success both now and throughout their future.