Open Connections

PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES: Open Connections continues to be open, virtually. We recognize that springtime is often when prospective families tour the OC campus and come for an in-person interview. While our physical campus is closed for the time being, we ARE continuing to conduct interviews via Zoom or FaceTime. If you are considering enrollment for Fall 2020, we encourage you to take advantage of this option! To learn more about setting up a virtual interview, please click the "Inquire" link. We look forward to “meeting” you and showing you all that OC has to offer. Thank you for your interest in Open Connections! CURRENT FAMILIES: Please check your email for the kick-off schedule for distance learning!

  • 2019 Staff

Emily Bergson-Shilcock

Substitute Facilitator

Emily is an OC alumna and joined the staff in 2005.


Emily earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and later her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership. She gained five years’ experience working in college admissions as a Director of Enrollment Management at her alma mater, Arcadia University. She previously worked in the field of mental health as both an individual and family therapist. Emily returned to OC in 2005 and has since been facilitating. Modeling her belief in lifelong learning, Emily recently earned her Pennsylvania Real Estate License and is working with the Ron Young Team at Keller Williams Real Estate in Blue Bell, PA.


Emily is the mother of three OC youth. Emily's interests include social psychology and the study of human behavior, reading, traveling, cooking, ballet barre, spending time with her family, and contributing to efforts to make the world a better place for all living beings.