Lane McIntyre, Head of School
The Early Years...
I don’t really have any memories from before Oakwood was founded. It has basically always existed in my mind. The year was 1971, and I was six years old when my parents, Bob and Mary McIntyre, founded what we now know as Oakwood School.
They saw a need for a school to educate students who learn differently and who were being lost in the current educational environment. Families were being told their children ‘could not learn’ or ‘were not trying hard enough’. Oakwood was founded to change that.
This year we will celebrate 50 years of teaching students with learning differences to succeed in school and life. Where other schools have failed, we succeed. Every year we do what was once thought to be impossible.