Mid-Atlantic Leadership Appointments

  • Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (Baltimore, MD)

    Chevonne Hall Chief Executive Officer, Appointed for 2018

    No stranger to BLSYW, Chevonne has been at the school since 2011, serving as a Program Evaluator in the Office of Achievement & Accountability, then Principal beginning in 2015. She will transition to Chief Executive Officer this summer. Prior to her roles at BLSYW, she served as Founding High School Coordinator for Explore Charter School in Brooklyn, NY. Previously at Explore, she has also held roles as Mentorship Program Director, Eighth Grade Dean, and Upper School Social Studies Coordinator. Chevonne began her career at the Administration for Children's Services in New York as a Child Protective Specialist. She has also worked as a Middle School Teacher and a College Coach. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Spelman College, and an M.A. in Secondary Education from Brooklyn College.

    BLSYW is an all girls college preparatory school with an emphasis on leadership and academic excellence and enrichment in a single sex environment. Our program demonstrates a strong commitment to math, science and technology – fields where women are underrepresented and where Maryland needs to cultivate a strong knowledge base and workforce – as well as to the arts and humanities which teach students to appreciate and engage critically the world that they will lead.

  • City Arts & Prep Public Charter School (Washington, DC)

    Lanette Reese Executive Director, Appointed for 2017

    Lanette will join City Arts & Prep following a five-year tenure serving as Senior Executive Director for Educational Partnerships at the International Center for Leadership in Education. Previously, she served as Assistant Director of the Office of High School Reform for the School District of Philadelphia. Lanette holds a BA from Notre Dame College of Ohio, an MS in Community and Regional Planning from Temple University, and an MS in Higher Education Leadership and Management from Drexel University. She currently serves on the City Arts and Prep Public Charter School Board as Academic Chair and Secretary of the Strategic Planning Committee.

    City Arts & Prep Public Charter School integrates rigorous academic instruction with world-class performing arts programs to propel young people towards success in school and in life. City Arts educates more than 450 students PK-8 from across the city and combines unparalleled opportunities to learn dance, theatre, music and visual arts at no cost to families.

  • Kent Place School (Livingston, NJ)

    Kooheli Chatterji Middle School Director, Appointed for 2019

    Kent Place School will welcome Kooheli Chatterji in the summer of 2019 as its next Middle School Director. Kooheli leaves the Chatham Day School (Chatham, NJ) where she has served as the Middle and Upper School Division Head since 2014. Kooheli began her career as an English Teacher and Coach at the Pingry School (Bernards, NJ) before moving on to the New Jersey SEEDS (Newark, NJ), launching the nonprofit organization’s new alumni affairs program in 2000 and serving as the Director of Programs for three years. Returning to Pingry in 2003, Kooheli served as the Dean of Students and taught Middle School English and Cultural Competency. Kooheli holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT).

    The only non-sectarian girls’ day school in New Jersey, the Kent Place School provides a rigorous and fulfilling education for more than 600 students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. We also offer a coed Junior Pre-Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten program, The Preschool at Kent Place. Our 26-acre campus in Summit, New Jersey, draws families from more than 80 communities.

  • Lawrenceville School (Lawrenceville, NJ)

    Marquis Scott Chief Technology Officer, Appointed for 2018

    Lawrenceville School is pleased to welcome Marquis this summer as it's next Chief Technology Officer. He comes to Lawrenceville from the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City, where he has served as CTO, head of the Computer Science Department, and an Upper School computer science teacher since 2014. He began his school career at Newark Academy in Livingston, N.J., where he served as Director of Information Technology, Director of the Summer Bridge Program, and Director of Diversity from 2002-14. In addition to his technology leadership, he contributed to both schools’ important institutional goals, including diversity and inclusion, and summer and auxiliary programs. Marquis holds a BA from Union College in New York, an MA from Montclair State University in New Jersey, and an MBA from Rutgers Business School in New Jersey.

    Founded in 1810, Lawrenceville students encounter rigorous challenge in a highly supportive and warm environment. Five minutes from Princeton, and 40 miles north of Philadelphia, Lawrenceville’s 818 students come from 33 different states and 45 different countries. With an average class size of 12, students dig deeper, reach higher, and stretch further when they feel the embrace of supportive peers and the mentorship of caring adults who know when and how to challenge them.

  • Linden Hall School (Lititz, PA)

    Lauren Dennis Director of Admissions, Appointed for 2018

    Linden Hall School will welcome Lauren this school year as their new Director of Admissions. Lauren leaves behind Wellesley College where she has served respectively as Assistant Director of Admission, Senior Assistant Director of Admission and Associate Director of Admission since 2008. Previously, she served as a Research Assistant at both Tufts University Department of Psychology, and Massachusetts General Hospital's Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. Lauren holds a BA in Psychology and French from Wellesley College, and an MA in Psychology from Dartmouth College.

    Founded in 1746 in small-town Lititz, Pennsylvania, Linden Hall School enrolls 220 girls representing 32 countries and 14 states as boarding, day and five-day boarding students. They come for a community where they can be known and valued as individuals, participate in programs such as engineering and equestrian, and be empowered to excel in their future adult lives. Linden Hall carries the distinction of being the oldest and now one of the finest girls’ boarding schools in the United States.

  • National Child Research Center (Washington, D.C.)

    James Carroll Head of School, Appointed for 2018

    NCRC will welcome James Carroll after serving as Head of Concord Hill School in Chevy Chase, MD since 2016. Prior to that appointment he served an 11-year tenure as Teacher and Director of Outplacement respectively at Beauvoir National Cathedral Elementary School in Washington, D.C. James began his career at Brookland Junior School in London, UK. There he served as a Teacher, School Governing Board Member, and Interim and Assistant Principal. He has also served as Founding Head of the Fifth Grade Class at The British School of Boston, Teacher at Canonbury School in London, and Teacher and Play Director of Dulwich College Preparatory School in London. He holds a BA from Liverpool John Moore's University in the UK and an MA from Columbia University Teachers College.

    The National Child Research Center (NCRC) is an independent preschool located in Washington,
    DC. Now in its 85th year, NCRC is one of the premier preschools in the area, offering a play-based
    curriculum to approximately 170 children ages 2 ½ to 5 ½. The program is child-centered and
    based on developmentally appropriate practices. Among the many characteristics that make NCRC
    unique is that they include children with special needs in a developmentally appropriate preschool
    program beneficial to each child.

  • St. Paul’s School (Brooklandville, MD)

    Jefferson Huang President, Appointed for 2019

    In the fall of 2019 St. Paul's will welcome Jefferson as its next President. Jefferson leaves behind Claremont McKenna College where he has served respectively since 1995 as Associate Dean of Students, Dean of Campus Life, Dean of Students, Vice President for Student Affairs, and most recently Vice President and Senior Advisor to the President. With a wealth of experience in Hire Education, he has also served roles at Amherst College, Colgate University, Lehigh University, and Bard College. Jefferson holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Economics and an M.A. in Philosophy both from Colgate University and a PhD in Philosophy from Claremont Graduate University.

    St. Paul’s School is a kindergarten through twelfth grade college-preparatory day school in Brooklandville, Maryland. We are coeducational in the Lower School (grades kindergarten to four) and all-boys in the Middle and Upper Schools (grades five to twelve). St. Paul’s shares a campus with St. Paul’s Plus Co-ed Preschool and St. Paul’s School for Girls, grades 5-12. Founded in 1849, St. Paul’s enrollment is 758 students on a 95-acre campus.

  • St. Peter’s School (Philadelphia, PA)

    Matthew Evans Head of School, Appointed for 2018

    Matthew Evans will transition to Head of School at St. Peter's in Philadelphia after a six-year tenure as Assistant Head. Previously, he served as Middle School Head at both Albany Academies in New York and Fay School in Massachusetts. Prior to that he spent seven years at Bement School in Massachusetts as the Admissions Director. Matthew began his career as a teacher at both Episcopal Academy in Pennsylvania and at Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School. He then transitioned to Director of Financial Aid at South Kent school in Connecticut. A graduate from Trinity College with a degree in History, Matthew completed an NAIS fellowship for Aspiring School Heads in 2006.

    Education is our business, and with over 180 years of experience, you will find that St. Peter’s School is different. Whether students are designing prototypes in our Innovation Lab, tending basil in our garden, or studying the fall of the Roman Empire, our students are happy. They are learning. And they are engaged. St. Peter’s School graduates are confident yet humble learners who go on to leadership positions at secondary school and college. Our alumni regularly tell us that the foundation laid by St. Peter’s allowed them to successfully advance in their academic as well as professional lives. Our students don’t just thrive at school; they thrive at life. Our school has a rich tradition dating back to 1834 when it was originally opened as an Episcopal school. We officially separated from the church in the 1960s and have continued to develop our unique identity over the past five decades. St. Peter’s School is independent and non-sectarian, and we welcome and embrace families from all backgrounds. We’re a diverse community where your child will make lifelong friends, and so will you.

  • Tower Hill School, Assistant Head of School (Wilmington, DE)

    Arthur Hall Assistant Head of School, Appointed for 2017

    Art will join Tower Hill School following a three-year tenure as Upper School Head at Friends' Central School in PA. Previously, he served as Student Dean at Greenhill School in TX, and taught and led in such schools as Harvard-Westlake and the Episcopal School of Dallas. Art holds a BA in Political Science and History from UCLA, as well as an MEd in Gifted and Talented Learning from Southern Methodist University.

    Tower Hill School was founded in 1919 by a group of benefactors committed to education in Wilmington and in Delaware. From its start, Tower Hill was dedicated to providing students with a superior academic experience, supported by development of creativity through the arts, healthy attitudes through athletics, and responsibility through service to the community.

  • Tower Hill School, Chief Financial Officer (Wilmington, DE)

    Bianca Wright Chief Financial Officer, Appointed for 2017

    Bianca will join Tower Hill School following a four-year tenure as Chief Financial Officer at Stephen Gaynor School in New York City. Previously, she served as Finance Director for such organizations as Share Our Strength and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association in Washington, DC. Bianca holds a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park.

    Tower Hill School was founded in 1919 by a group of benefactors committed to education in Wilmington and in Delaware. From its start, Tower Hill was dedicated to providing students with a superior academic experience, supported by development of creativity through the arts, healthy attitudes through athletics, and responsibility through service to the community.

  • Tower Hill School, College Counseling Director (Wilmington, DE)

    David Toomer College Counseling Director, Appointed for 2017

    David will join Tower Hill School following a three-year tenure as Director of College Counseling at Landon School in Bethesda. Previously, he served as Director of Equity and Excellence at the University of Pennsylvania. He began his career in the admissions office at American University in DC, and held various administrative roles while there. David holds a BA in Political Science from Belmont Abbey College, and an MBA from American University.

    Tower Hill School was founded in 1919 by a group of benefactors committed to education in Wilmington and in Delaware. From its start, Tower Hill was dedicated to providing students with a superior academic experience, supported by development of creativity through the arts, healthy attitudes through athletics, and responsibility through service to the community.

  • Tower Hill School, Upper School Head (Wilmington, DE)

    Megan Cover Upper School Head, Appointed for 2017

    Megan has been at Tower Hill School since 2000, when she joined the faculty as both a Spanish and French teacher. She has served as Chair of the Language Department and is currently Assistant Head of Upper School and Dean of Students. She began her career as a teacher at Wyndcroft School in PA and later taught at Montgomery School, also in PA, before joining the Tower Hill School community. Megan is an alumna of Agnes Irwin School and holds a BA in French from Denison University, an MA in Spanish from West Chester University, and an MA in French from Middlebury College.

    Tower Hill School was founded in 1919 by a group of benefactors committed to education in Wilmington and in Delaware. From its start, Tower Hill was dedicated to providing students with a superior academic experience, supported by development of creativity through the arts, healthy attitudes through athletics, and responsibility through service to the community.

  • Ursuline Academy (Wilmington, DE)

    Trisha Medeiros President, Appointed for 2017

    Trisha will join Ursuline Academy following a five-year tenure as Upper School Head at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. Prior to that appointment, she spent ten years at Tower Hill School, where she served as a teacher, Director of Summer Programs, Director of Libraries, Dean of Students, and Assistant Head of the Upper School. She began her career as a public librarian before working at the libraries of Pepperdine and New York University. Her first independent school appointment was at Purnell School, where she served as both Library and Community Service Director. Trisha holds a BA from Kean University, an MS from Rutgers University, and an EdD from University of Delaware. She completed the NAIS Aspiring Heads Fellowship last year.

    Ursuline Academy, founded in 1893, is a Catholic, independent, college-preparatory school, serving girls age three through twelfth grade and boys age three through fifth grade.

  • Washington International School (Washington, DC)

    Suzanna Jemsby Head of School, Appointed for 2018

    Suzanna will join Washington International School following a six-year tenure as Head of Galloway School in Atlanta. Previously, she served as Executive Director of the Center for Advancement and Study of International Education. She began her career in education at Bancroft's School in London before becoming a Dean at Frankfurt International School in Germany, then Upper School Head at Internationale Schule Frankfurt-Rhein-Main. She was then appointed Upper School Head of Atlanta International School prior to her work with the Center. Suzanna holds both a BA and MA in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge in the UK.

    Washington International School is a coeducational day school offering 900 students a challenging international curriculum and rich language program from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. In addition to their academic studies, students learn how to be engaged global citizens.

  • Wilmington Friends School, Lower School Head (Wilmington, DE)

    Julie Rodowsky Lower School Head, Appointed for 2017

    Julie has served as Wilmington Friends School's Assistant Head of Lower School since 2014, and has been a teacher at the school since 2002. She began her career as a teacher at Concordia Preschool, also in Wilmington, where she taught for eight years prior to joining the Friends School. Julie holds a BS in Journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park, and an MEE from Wilmington University.

    Wilmington Friends School is a PK-12 Quaker school founded in 1748, welcoming to all faiths and ethical traditions, focusing on values rather than religion.

  • Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools (Baltimore, MD)

    Patrick Slattery Executive Director of Sponsorship, Appointed for 2017

    Patrick will join the Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools following a five-year tenure as the Superintendent of the Archdiocese of Omaha. Previously, he served as Principal and then President of Angela Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha. He began his career as a teacher at Hillside School in MA, where he subsequently became Technology Director and Student Dean. He was then appointed as the Principal of St. Matthew School in NE, before being appointed Middle School Head of Calvert School in Baltimore, then joining Angela Skutt. Patrick holds a BA in Mathematics from College of the Holy Cross, and an MEd in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University.

    The Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools is a network of Roman Catholic secondary schools sharing a common mission. Most of the Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools trace their origin directly to the Congregation of the Brothers of St. Francis Xavier (Xaverian Brothers) and its mission of evangelization through the ministry of education.

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