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. Knight), 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, and we do this through house nights within Woodside (planned by house staff or residents) and campuswide 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, have two young boys, Thomas and Patrick. When Jenn is not houseparenting, you can find her working in the student store, teaching a math class in Governor’s Landing, or just enjoying a walk to the beach. 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