Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team has the tools and resources to support the growth and development of our students


John ReillyJohn Reilly, LCSW, PsyA is the Executive Director of Sage Day Schools and served as the Clinical Director from 1998 to 2005. Prior to joining Sage Day, Mr. Reilly was the Clinical Director of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program at the Bergen County Division of Family Guidance. Mr Reilly attended Montclair State College where he earned a B.A. in Psychology and his MSW from Yeshiva University while working as a counselor at Straight & Narrow Inc. in their out patient unit. He is a licensed clinical social worker, a Certified Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and a Certified Psychoanalyst. Mr. Reilly’s leadership has been instrumental in developing the clinical program at Sage Day Schools and several in-district programs.

He maintains a psychotherapy practice in Ridgewood and is the father of two boys.  John can be reached by email or call 201-723-2473.  

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Christopher LeonardChristopher J. Leonard, LCSW, M.Ed. is the Director of Operations at Sage Day Schools. Mr. Leonard served as Principal at the Rochelle Park campus from 1998-2011. A 1983 cum laude graduate of Boston University, Mr. Leonard taught in Central Harlem and two Bergen County school districts before earning his MSW from New York University in 1993. As a social worker, Mr. Leonard gained experience working with children, adolescents and families at the Division of Family Guidance, at Alternatives to Domestic Violence, as a member of the Hohokus Child Study Team and in his private psychotherapy practice which he has maintained in Ridgewood, NJ since 1995. In 1998, Mr. Leonard earned his certification in Group Psychotherapy from the New Jersey Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis. He followed this in 2002 with his M. Ed. in Educational Leadership from William Paterson University.  Mr. Leonard has shaped the collaborative community culture and educational programs that are intrinsic to the Sage Day Schools.

Mr. Leonard is married with two children and enjoys long distance running and cycling. Chris can be reached by email or call 201-723-6995.

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