Recent Leadership Appointments

We congratulate the following individuals who have recently been appointed to head of school and top administrator positions in regions throughout the country and overseas.

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Oakridge School
Matthew Burgy
Head of School
Arlington, TX
Appointed for 2022
2021/11/1611/16/2021
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Oakridge School is pleased to announce Matthew Burgy as their next Head of School starting July 2022. Matthew will transition from his most recent role at St. Mark’s Episcopal School in Houston as Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning. Prior to this, Matthew was the Head of School for The Fulton School in Heath, TX. Matthew has also held roles as a Dean of Students, Director of Admission, Head of Middle School, Head of Upper School, Athletic Director, and mathematics teacher for 5th grade through AP Calculus. Matthew earned his BA from Stephen F. Austin State University, an MS from American Military University and his Master of Education in Independent School Leadership from Vanderbilt University.

Founded in 1979, Oakridge School in Arlington, Texas is a co-ed, college preparatory day school for students aged 3 through 12th grade. Oakridge is home to a diverse school community, enrolling approximately 800 students from 22 area cities and 8 countries. The school strives to nurture curiosity, creativity, confidence, collaboration, and character in every student. Students are inspired to seek their full potential in academics, the arts, and athletics and are well prepared for lives of meaning and accomplishment in college and beyond.

BASIS Bilingual School Beijing
Eric Peterson
Founding Head
Beijing, China
Appointed for 2022
2021/11/1611/16/2021
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BASIS Bilingual School – Beijing is pleased to announce Eric Peterson as its Founding Head of School, effective July 2022. Eric currently holds the role of Senior Search/Talent Consultant with DRG/Wickenden Associates.  Having worked in education all his career, he founded Orion Military Scholarships, a non-profit devoted to providing funds to children of U.S Military personnel. Most recently, he served as Head of School for St. George’s School in Newport, Rhode Island for 13 years.  Eric has also held senior leadership roles at Forsyth Country Day School, Sewickley Academy, Middlesex School and Deerfield Academy.  Eric holds a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College, and graduated from Deerfield Academy.

BASIS International Schools provides students with a transformative early childhood and K-12 education with the goal of becoming the largest and most prestigious international school network in China by 2023. BASIS Schools build a shared sense of identity, purpose, values, and vision in the faculty and management team while empowering students to achieve at globally competitive levels. BASIS aims for their students to have the best possible educational foundation to take on their futures.

Thayer Academy
Connie Yepez
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Braintree, MA
Appointed for 2021
2021/11/1611/16/2021
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Thayer Academy is pleased to announce Connie Yepez as its next director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, effective July 2021. Connie transitioned from her most recent position at The Park School in Brookline, MA where she served in a similar role. A Groton alum, Connie served as the Assistant Director of Admission at Groton before serving at A Better Chance Inc. as their Assistant Director of Field Operations, eventually moving on to Concord Academy, Noble and Greenough School, and Roxbury Preparatory Charter Schools. Connie earned her BA in Women's and Gender Studies from Eckerd College.

Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA is a co-ed, day school and home to over 700 students in grades 5-12. Located just up the hill from the MBTA’s final Red Line stop is the historic 34-acre campus. Founded in 1877, Thayer has a rich history of educating hardworking and motivated students and prides itself on its vibrant and diverse community. With an academic program focused on supporting students to branch out of their comfort zones and expert faculty guiding the way, students are empowered to become young leaders of purpose, empathy, and character.

San Francisco Friends School
Pankti Sevak
Head of School
San Francisco, CA
Appointed for 2022
2021/11/1611/16/2021
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San Francisco Friends School is thrilled to announce Pankti Sevak as their third Head of School, effective July 2022. Pankti brings outstanding credentials as a science and math teacher, a visionary Middle School leader, and a Quaker educator. She has worked in schools for almost three decades and will behind Friends Seminary in New York where she has served as the Head of Middle School since 2011. At Friends Seminary Pankti supervised the academic and social well being of 220 students while overseeing the operations of the school, including development, hiring, curriculum, and budgeting. Pankti also served on the Middle School Admissions Committee, was a member and clerk of the Search Committees for Administrative Leadership positions, and was the Interim Chair for the Math Department from 2019-2020. Pankti holds an MA in Teaching and a BS in Biological Sciences from Cornell University.

San Francisco Friends School, founded in 1981, serves 438 students in a K-8 co-ed day school based on Quaker traditions. SF Friends School believes in service learning as being vital to their mission, helping students to develop empathy, compassion, and kindness for others. The school challenges students with a dynamic curriculum, encouraging them to be curious while trusting themselves. San Francisco Friends Schools aims to prepare its students for the future by providing a Friends education that is reflective, purposeful, and respectful.

Stanley Clark School
Ben Ottenweller
Head of School
South Bend, IN
Appointed for 2022
2021/11/1611/16/2021
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The Stanley Clark School is excited to announce Ben Ottenweller as their next Head of School. For the past seventeen years, Ben has been a member of the Canterbury School community in Fort Wayne, IN, where he has served as a 4th grade teacher, middle school director, high school basketball coach, and high school director. For the past seven years, Ben has served as Canterbury’s assistant head of school. Prior to his tenure at Canterbury, Ben served as a Mild Disabilities Teacher and 3rd grade teacher at Churubusco Elementary School. Ben is a member of the ISACS Board of Trustees, Young Scholars Academy Board of Trustees, and former Board Member of the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne. He earned his BS in Elementary Education from Indiana University-Bloomington, his Master of Arts in Education from Ball State University and is currently a candidate for a Doctorate in Education from Vanderbilt University.

The Stanley Clark School in South Bend, Indiana is a co-ed day school serving students in PK through 8th grade. Established in 1958, Stanley Clark is home to close to 350 students in Indiana and Michigan. Located on 30 beautiful wooded acres, Stanley students are inspired toward excellence in their academics, the arts, athletics, and character. Hands-on learning opportunities in a nurturing, collaborative environment lay the foundation for academic success and Stanley Clark graduates leave well prepared for high school and college, with the ability to problem solve, think imaginatively, and express their individual point of view.

Brewster Madrid (Opening 2023)
Ariane Baer-Harper
Founding Head
Madrid, Spain
Appointed for 2022
2021/11/0911/9/2021
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Brewster Madrid is proud to announce Ariane Baer-Harper as its Founding Head of School. Ariane will transition to Madrid in July 2022, with the school opening in Fall 2023. Ariane has 23 years of experience in schools and her passion for growing schools has led her to Brewster Madrid. Most recently, she served as Enko Waka International School’s Head of School and Country Director (Superintendent). As their Head of School, Ariane managed multiple campuses, developed a progressive marketing vision for the schools, and retained a team of highly motivated staff and teachers. Ariane earned her BA in Modern Languages from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and MSed from the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Brewster Madrid in Madrid, Spain will be Brewster Academy’s first global campus. Brewster Academy effectively employs a unique approach to education called the Brewster Model – this model will be the school’s foundation. Brewster Madrid will focus its efforts on a team approach, age-specific social and emotional curriculum, and a global outlook. Scheduled to open in Fall 2023, Brewster Madrid will be a K-12 day school and will enroll approximately 1,200 students.

Graded – The American School of São Paulo
Bryan Bordelon
High School Principal
São Paulo, Brazil
Appointed for 2022
2021/11/0911/9/2021
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Bryan Bordelon has been selected as Graded’s next High School Principal, beginning July 2022. Bryan will bring a student-centered philosophy to prepare students for future success as he joins the Graded Community. Since 2016, Bryan has served as Sharpstown International School’s Principal in Houston.  Bryan is working towards his Ed.D. in K-12 Leadership from University of Houston (December 2021) and has an MEd in Education Administration and BA in English & Psychology, both awarded from the University of Texas.

Graded School in Sao Paulo, Brazil is a co-ed day school for students in grades K-12. Founded in 1920 by the American Chamber of Commerce, Graded School follows an American curriculum with instruction in English. Over 1300 students are enrolled across Graded’s three divisions: Lower School, Middle School, High School.  Their program instills intellectual curiosity, perseverance, respect, integrity, and kindness while students work towards an American diploma, with the option of additionally completing an IB diploma and/or a Brazilian diploma.

Foxcroft School
Whittney Preston
Dean of Inclusive Excellence
Middleburg, VA
Appointed for 2021
2021/10/1910/19/2021
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Whittney Preston has been selected as Foxcroft School’s inaugural Dean of Inclusive Excellence. As a member of the school’s administrative team, the Dean of Inclusive Excellence carries primary responsibility for supporting faculty as they work with students and in refining Foxcroft’s curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment through the lens of equity and inclusion. Since 2013, Whittney has served at Heritage Hall School where she first began as a Spanish teacher before transitioning to the Specials’ Team Leader for the Lower School and most recently serving as the Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Whittney earned an undergraduate degree in Spanish from the University of Oklahoma, an MA in Educational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University, and is currently working towards her Ed.D.

Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia is an all-girls boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12. Located on 500 acres 45 miles from Washington, D.C, Foxcroft is home to 160 students, each known, accepted, and valued. The school combines a supportive environment with a rigorous interdisciplinary and experiential curriculum that focuses on how girls learn best. The school’s comprehensive programming offers 79 academic courses, as well as an innovative STEM initiative in state-of-the-art facilities and opportunities outside of the classroom in athletics, the arts, and a nationally recognized equestrian program.

Amherst College
Traniece Bruce
Associate Director of Financial Aid
Amherst, MA
Appointed for 2022
2021/10/1910/19/2021
Admissions Leadership Jobs

Amherst College is pleased to announce Traniece Bruce as their next Associate Director of Financial Aid, beginning July 2022. Traniece will transition from the University of Miami where she served as the Assistant Director in their Office of Undergraduate Admissions since 2018. She began her career as a Pre-College Adviser for Upward Bound at Wichita State University and maintained her commitment to her role as a student advocate through her tenure as a Financial Aid Adviser in Wichita State University’s Office of Financial Aid. At the University of Miami, she served as a mentor in their Empower ME program, assisting underrepresented and first-generation students in their transition to college life. Traniece earned her Bachelor of Science from Wichita State University in Health Services Management and Community Development.

Amherst College is a private liberal arts college located in Amherst, MA. The school serves 1,850 students and offers 41 fields of study in the arts, humanities, natural and social sciences. Amherst is also a member of the Five Colleges Consortium, which allows students to attend courses at nearby Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In the 200 years since its founding in 1821, Amherst has remained committed to the value of the liberal arts and the importance of diversity in talents, experiences, and perspectives to the community.

Episcopal Diocese of Virginia
Rev. Dr. J. Lee Hill, Jr.
Missioner for Racial Justice and Healing
Richmond, VA
Appointed for 2022
2021/10/1910/19/2021
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The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia is honored to announce the appointment of the Rev. Dr. J. Lee Hill, Jr. as the first Missioner for Racial Justice and Healing effective July 2022. Lee will be transitioning from his role as the Senior Pastor for the Christian Fellowship Congregational Church in San Diego, CA which he has held since 2010. An experienced interfaith leader, he currently serves as the Interfaith Justice Coordinator for Alliance San Diego, a nonprofit justice-related organization. Prior to this, Lee was the Associate Minister at The Riverside Church in New York, NY and Knollwood Baptist Church in Winston Salem, NC. Lee earned his BA in Integrative Studies from George Mason University, holds a Master of Divinity from Wake Forest University, Master of Theology from Columbia Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Emory University.

The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia is the largest diocese of the Episcopal Church in the US, serving 68,000 baptized members and 425 clergy in 38 counties and several cities of central, northern, and northwestern Virginia. The Diocese has identified three priority areas: healing across differences, honoring and caring for God’s creation, and sharing the faith of Jesus as the focus of their mission. First organized in 1785, the organization now includes 179 congregations, six schools, two diocesan centers and six diocesan homes, and is home to the largest Anglican seminary in the world, the Virginia Theological Seminary.

Deerfield Academy
Steven Lee
Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement
Deerfield, MA
Appointed for 2021
2021/10/1910/19/2021
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Deerfield Academy is pleased to announce Steven Lee as their next Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement, starting July 2021. Steven recently transitioned from Edmund Burke School in Washington, D.C. where he served as Director of Equity, Inclusion and Civic Engagement since 2015.  During this time, Steven taught civics courses and created the school’s Equity and Inclusion Task Force. Prior to Edmund Burke, Steven held instructional and leadership roles at the Athenian School in California and began his teaching career at the San Francisco University High School. Steven has also led workshops on diversity and equity-related topics at regional and national conferences such as the Asian Educators Alliance Annual Conference and NAIS People of Color Conference. He earned a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles in English, and a MA from the University of California Berkeley in Comparative Ethnic Studies.

Deerfield Academy is an independent, coeducational secondary school located on 280 acres in historic Deerfield MA. One of the oldest secondary schools in the U.S., Deerfield was founded in 1797 and is now home to over 600 students 9-12, including post-graduates. A leading academic institution, Deerfield offers a rigorous liberal arts curriculum and a robust co-curricular program, allowing students to develop their leadership skills and create authentic connections to one another and their community.

Taipei American School
Grace Cheng DodgeDr. Grace Cheng Dodge
Head of School
Shihlin District, Taiwan
Appointed for 2021
2021/08/058/5/2021
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Taipei American School is proud to announce Dr. Grace Cheng Dodge as their next Head of School effective July 2021. Grace is well known to the TAS community, having served in several previous positions, including College Counseling Director, Deputy Head of School, and most recently as the school’s Interim Head. From 2015 to 2018, she was the Director of Admission at Wellesley College and prior to that held positions at Harvard University’s admissions department, last serving as an Associate Director of Admissions from 2012-2015. Grace earned her BA in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University and holds an MS in Accounting, an MBA and an EdD in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University.

Founded in 1949, Taipei American School is one of Asia’s top college preparatory co-educational independent, PK-12 schools, offering an American-based education with a truly global perspective. The campus, located in Tianmu, a northern suburb of Taipei, houses over 2400 students across their three divisions enabling all students to learn, grow, create, and dream in the same inspirational space. World class facilities support a wide range of creative programs designed to enhance the academic program at Taipei American School. For every TAS student, the core of their experience is a rigorous academic program that will prepare them for the future, and a community that serves as a bridge between who they are who they will become.

Keystone Academy of Beijing
Emily McCarrenEmily McCarren
Head of School
Beijing, China
Appointed for 2022
2021/08/058/5/2021
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Keystone Academy of Beijing is excited to announce Emily McCarren as their next Head of School, starting July 2022. Emily will be leaving her current position as Academy Principal (grades 9-12) at the Punahou School in Honolulu, HI. She started at Punahou in 2006 as a Spanish Teacher and later served as their Director of the Wo International Center from 2012 to 2015. She has also held teaching positions at Thacher School in Ojai, CA, and at Swiss Semester in Zermatt, Switzerland. Emily serves on the boards of the Global Online Academy and the Mastery Transcript Consortium. She earned her BA in Spanish from Colby College and holds master’s degrees in Spanish Literature and Educational Leadership from St. Louis University and Columbia University Emily also earned a PhD in Learning Design and Technology from the University of Hawai’i.

Keystone Academy, founded in 2014, is a unique boarding and day school in Beijing, China for students in grades K through 12. Keystone integrates teaching and learning practices from Chinese, American and international schools to form a singular outstanding educational program. Their curriculum is designed to prepare students for lives of leadership in China and throughout the world and all Keystone students graduate fluent in both Chinese and English. As a strong, culturally blended community, the school strives to affirm their “Five Traditional Virtues”: compassion, justice, respect, wisdom, and honesty.

Egyptian Leadership Academy
Peter SalibaPeter Saliba
Founding Head of School
El Gouna, Egypt
Appointed for 2021
2021/07/307/30/2021
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The Founders of The Egyptian Leadership Academy are pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Saliba as the Founding Head of School. Peter has 28 years of experience in education and most recently served as Head of School at the Tilton School in New Hampshire, a position he held since 2012. As Head of School, Peter led the creation of a new educational model, the Mastery Approach, aligning emerging research and best educational practices in the process. Prior to Tilton, Peter served as Upper School Director at Berwick Academy in Maine.  He has also held leadership roles at Sage Hill School (CA), Holderness School (NH), and Western Reserve Academy (OH).  After his own formative boarding school experience, Peter went on to earn his BA in History from Middlebury College then an MA from Dartmouth College.

Set to open in September 2022, The Egyptian Leadership Academy aspires to develop a coed boarding school for promising students in grades 8-12 from around Egypt. With an academic program that incorporates aspects of U.S. and international curriculum, the school envisions being able to offer a range of subjects and topics preparing students for leading colleges and universities across the world and shaping future generations of Egyptian leaders. Additionally, The Egyptian Leadership Academy will feature a strong co-curricular program emphasizing sports, arts, public speaking, service, and clubs, along with international travel trips for students to learn from authentic experiences. The campus will be located on the Red Sea, 275 miles south of Cairo, in the international community of El Gouna and will eventually accommodate 450 students when fully enrolled.

Tahoe Expedition Academy
David MaherDavid Maher
Head of School
Truckee, CA
Appointed for 2021
2021/07/307/30/2021
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Tahoe Expedition Academy is thrilled to announce David Maher as the next Head of School starting July 2021. David leaves behind Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance Schools, two sisters schools in San Pedro, CA, where he has served on both campuses as Head of Schools, Assistant Head of Schools, and Head of Upper Schools. Prior to this tenure, David spent two years in South Korea as the Upper School Division Head at Chadwick International, and prior to this, six years at Fountain Valley School as English Teacher, Outdoor Education Director and Academic Dean. David earned his a B.A. in Economics, a B.S. in Middle Education and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from James Madison University.

Tahoe Expedition Academy, located in Truckee, CA, is a K-12th grade school with robust summer programs and engaging after-school clubs for all students. The school prides itself on its unique educational approach that combines classical content and skills with real-world problem solving. The school inspires students to be creative problem solvers with a social conscience and have a positive impact on the world around them.

Hockaday School
Nicole ChristensenNicole Christenson
Middle School Head
Dallas, TX
Appointed for 2021
2021/07/307/30/2021
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Nicole Christenson will be the next Middle School Head at the Hockaday School starting Summer 2021. Nicole has been with Stone Ridge School of Sacred Heart in Bethesda, MD since 2004, serving in various roles such as Middle School Head, Assistant Head of Lower School, Academic Coordinator, Learning Strategist and fourth grade teacher. Prior to Stone Ridge, Nicole spent a number of years as a special education teacher at the elementary school level. Nicole holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Rollins College and an M.A. in Special Education from Vanderbilt University.

The Hockaday School is an independent, secular, college preparatory day and boarding school for girls located in Dallas, Texas, USA. The boarding school is for girls in grades 8–12 and the day school is from pre-kindergarten to grade 12.  Founded in 1913, the school provides education for girls of strong potential and diverse backgrounds who may be expected to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in a rapidly changing world. The Hockaday School’s purpose is to foster a community of concern and friendship and to instill in every girl a love of learning, an understanding of herself and the ethical principles which guide her life, and a commitment to what is right and good.

American Community School at Beirut
Thomas CangianoThomas Cangiano
Head of School
Beirut, Lebanon
Appointed for 2021
2021/07/307/30/2021
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The American Community School at Beirut is proud to welcome Thomas Cangiano as its next Head of School effective July 2021. Since 2018 Thomas has served as the Head of School for GEMS World Academy in Chicago, IL.  Prior to his headship at GEMS, Thomas served as President of the American College of Sofia in Bulgaria and then President of Shady Side Academy in Pennsylvania. Thomas holds a lifelong passion for history and literature and earned his B.A. in American Literature from Middlebury College, an M.A.T. in English from Tufts University and both an M.A. and M.Phil. in History from Columbia University.

The American Community School at Beirut, founded in 1905, is an independent, pre-K-12, coed day school. It draws over 1000 students each year from both the Lebanese and international communities and embraces diversity in race, gender, religion, national origin and economic background in both its faculty and student body. ACS offers research-based educational practices taught through an American educational philosophy. Their program empowers students to learn from one another and think critically as members of a global community.

Holderness School
John McVeighJohn McVeigh
Head of School
Plymouth, NH
Appointed for 2022
2021/07/307/30/2021
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Holderness is excited to announce John McVeigh as its next Head of School beginning summer 2022. John leaves Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts, where he holds an 18-year tenure serving as Dean of Faculty, Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Director of College Counseling, Science, Math and Oratory classroom teacher, advisor, Varsity Boys Basketball Coach and most recently Associate Head of School for Faculty Affairs and Dean of Faculty. John consistently uses the present to prepare for the school’s future success, leading teams through changes such as transforming a residential boarding school to being fully remote, planning and implementing multi-year monetary campaigns to raise funds for school-wide contributions, and cultivating programs to enhance inclusive, responsive instruction through professional development.  He holds a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Merrimack College and a M.S. in Environmental Management from Duke University.

Holderness School, founded in 1879, is an independent boarding and day, coed school located in New Hampshire. Home to nearly 300 students on 600 acres of land, Holderness is known for its experiential learning, immersing students in outdoor, real life experiences to provide an education of the mind, body, and spirit while building on the school’s core values. Holderness aims to prepare its students with leadership skills and intellectual development, readying them for challenges and encouraging them to take on the world ahead.

Fairfield Country Day School
Paul MountcastlePaul Mountcastle
Director of Development
Fairfield Country Day School
Appointed for 2021
2021/07/267/26/2021
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Fairfield Country Day is happy to welcome Paul Mountcastle as its next Director of Development. Since 2017, Paul has served as the Director of Development at Derby Academy in Highham, Massachusetts. Previously, he held a six-year tenure as Director of Annual Giving, then Major Gifts Officer at Dexter Southfield in Brookline, Massachusetts. Paul has over 20 years of experience in academic environments, including roles as a teacher, academic advisor, coach, and mentor, which developed into an expertise in Annual Giving, Major Gifts, and campaign and event planning. At the start of his academic endeavors, Paul taught English at several high schools, stemming from his B.A. in English with a minor in Economics from Hamilton College.

Fairfield Country Day School is a private all-boys day school, founded in 1936. With over 200 students, Fairfield Country Day School provides a rigorous community for growth and learning for grades K-9 with small class sizes and an emphasis on community. They set the example for building communities by driving connections between teacher and student – teachers are expected to teach, coach a sport, serve as an advisor, lead a lunch table, and supervise extracurricular activities. Fairfield Country Day School strives to create a student body with a wide range of talents, where each student is acknowledged and celebrated.

George School
Jaime AbramovJaime Abramov
Director of Development
Newtown, PA
Appointed for 2021
2021/07/267/26/2021
Development Leadership Jobs

George School will welcome Jaime Abramov as their new Director of Development this summer. Previously Jaime was the Vice President for Advancement at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ. Jaime began her career at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in 2001, first as a Program Officer before moving into the role of Development Officer. From 2005 to 2014, Jaime served Princeton University as their Associate Director of Capital Giving. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication from New York University and a Master’s in Education from the University of Pennsylvania.

George School is a Quaker, co-ed, boarding and day school, serving students in grades 9-12 and located in Newtown, PA. George School was founded 1891 and opened its doors to students two years later. Today, the campus is comprised of state-of-the-art facilities on 240 acres of open lawns and woods, creating a perfect environment for both focused study and energetic creativity. In line with its Quaker roots, George School seeks to develop citizen scholars who learn to treasure learning for its own sake and to use it to benefit a diverse world.

Friends Seminary
Blair ParkerBlair Parker
Upper School Head
New York, NY
Appointed for 2021
2021/06/306/30/2021
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Blair Parker will be the next Upper School Head at Friends Seminary, in New York, NY, starting July 2021. Since 2013, Blair has been with Riverdale Country School in Bronx, NY, serving in a number of roles including, Assistant Head of Upper School, Interim Director of Financial Aid, Dean of Students and history faculty. Before Riverdale, Blair spent seven years at the National Cathedral School as a social sciences teacher and Junior Class Dean and then a two year stint at Emma Willard School in the history and computer science departments. Blair earned her B.A. in History from University of Virginia and holds a M.A. in Private School Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Friends Seminary is an independent K-12 school in Manhattan within the landmarked district in the East Village. The oldest continuously coeducational school in New York City, Friends Seminary serves 780 students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. The school’s mission is to prepare students “not only for the world that is, but to help them bring about a world that ought to be.” It is guided by a service mission statement and a diversity mission statement.

American College of Sofia
Emily Sargent-Beasley
President
Sofia, Bulgaria
Appointed for 2022
2021/06/236/23/2021
Head of School/Leader Jobs

ACS is proud to announce Emily Sargent-Beasley as its next President, effective summer 2022. Since 2016 she has served as Head of Pudong Campus of the Shanghai American School, the longest standing international school in China. Previously she held a six-year tenure at Walworth Barbour American International School in Tel Aviv, Israel, serving respectively as Middle School Principal, Director of Teaching and Learning and Assistant Superintendent. The child of international educators, she grew up attending schools in Lebanon, Iran, Saudi Arabia and India, followed by a professional career in India, Israel and China. As an experienced school administrator, Emily has successfully tackled wide-ranging changes, opportunities and challenges, from strategic plan implementation and accreditation processes to campus expansions, curriculum re-design and health crisis management during the current pandemic. She holds a B.A in Geography from George Mason University, an M.A in Education from James Madison University, a PhD in Literacy from the Curry School of Education at University of Virginia, and is a current Doctoral candidate in International Leadership at the University of San Diego.

ACS is one of the oldest American educational institutions outside the United States. With a highly selective admissions process, the school seeks to develop critical thinking, lifelong intellectual curiosity, leadership, and collaboration among multi-talented students of various social, cultural, economic, and geographic backgrounds. Home to 900 students and operating on 52 beautiful, park-like acres, the ACS curriculum is rigorous and most courses are taught in English at an advanced college/university preparatory level.

The Spence School
Felicia Wilks
Head of School
New York, NY
Appointed for 2022
2021/06/236/23/2021
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The Spence School is excited to welcome Felicia Wilks as its next Head of School beginning July 2022. Felicia most recently served as the Assistant Head of School and the Upper School Director at Lakeside School in Seattle, Washington. Prior to Lakeside, Felicia was Head of Upper School at Garrison Forest School, in Owings Mills, MD. Felicia’s work in diversity and inclusion for students and faculty has been recognized nationally. She, herself, graduated from the all-girls Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore and strongly believes in the mission of single-sex education for girls and women. Felicia holds a B.A from Columbia College in African American Studies as well as a M.A in writing from Johns Hopkins University, and received her Certificate in Educational Leadership for Independent Schools in 2020.

The Spence School, founded in 1892, is a private all-girls school located on the Upper East Side of New York City. Home to just under 800 students, Spence is well known for its rigorous liberal arts program for their diverse student body in grades K-12. Spence understands the importance of self-agency, ensuring students are actively engaged in their own education. Through this effort, combined with high expectations and an exceptional teaching team, The Spence School follows through with its vision to prepare their students for the world ahead.

Haverford School
Tyler Casertano
Head of School
Haverford, PA
Appointed for 2021
2021/06/236/23/2021
Head of School/Leader Jobs

Haverford is excited to announce Tyler Casertano as their 10th Head of School. Tylor leaves St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., where he holds a nine-year tenure serving as Teacher and Coach, Assistant Director of Upper School Admissions, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, and most recently Assistant Head of School for Advancement and Strategy. Tyler grew up on two boarding school campuses: The Loomis Chaffee School and Millbrook School. Tyler attended Loomis Chaffee, where he graduated cum laude, played soccer, hockey, and lacrosse, and received the school’s major graduation award, before attending Yale College, where he majored in history and played lacrosse. Tyler also holds a master’s degree in Private School Leadership from the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College.

The Haverford School is a private, PreK-12, all-boys college preparatory day school. Founded in 1884, Haverford is home to just under 1,000 students and is located on the Main Line in the Suburbs of Philadelphia. A leader in educating boys, Haverford is dedicated to helping them grow in academics, the arts, athletics, and in moral character.

Governor’s Academy
Cynthia Fanikos
Chief Financial Officer
Byfield, MA
Appointed for 2021
2021/06/236/23/2021
Financial Leadership Jobs

Cynthia has been selected as Governor's Academy's next Chief Financial Officer. Cynthia will transition from St. John's Preparatory School (MA) where she has served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for ten years. Previously she served as CFO at North Hill Ventures. Cynthia has also held several Senior Manager and Auditor roles respectively at Ernst & Young, LLP, University of Virginia, and Capital One Financial Cooperation. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Boston College Carroll School of Management.

The Governor’s Academy is an independent school located on 456 acres bordered by Parker River, 33 miles north of Boston. The Academy enrolls approximately 412 students in grades nine through twelve, 70% of whom are boarders. The school was established in 1763 and is the oldest continuously operating independent boarding school in the United States. This optimistic an open community gives students life changing opportunities, and with a long and rich history, traditions at Govs create lasting bonds between generations of students, faculty, and staff.

Collegiate School
Theresa Foy
Chief Finance and Operations Officer
New York, NY
Appointed for 2021
2021/06/236/23/2021
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Collegiate School is thrilled to welcome Dr. Theresa Foy as their new Chief Financial and Operating Officer, effective this summer. Dr. Foy leaves Buckley Country Day School on Long Island,  where she has served in this same role for nearly seven years. Prior to her tenure there, Dr. Foy served for 13 years in several leadership roles for Cablevision Systems Corporation. She has vast experience in financial planning, business strategy, business development and start-ups, and fiscal analysis. She holds a doctorate in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business, and a B.S. in Accounting from Providence College. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of New York.

Collegiate School, the oldest school in the United States, is an all boys, K-12 day school in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Home to just under 700 students, Collegiate is an atmosphere shaped by the close interaction of the student body and sense of community within the school. Collegiate students work hard, engage deeply with their courses, and build essential skills and habits for a lifetime of learning.

Fessenden School
John LeSaffre
Chief Financial Officer
West Newton, MA
Appointed for 2022
2021/06/236/23/2021
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Fessenden School will welcome John in July 2022 as their next Chief Financial Officer. John will leave Putnam Investments, LLC in Boston after ten years where he has held roles respectively as Senior Financial Analyst for Digital Technology, Manager for Digital Technology, and Senior Manager for Digital Technology. Previously he served as Budget Manager and Senior Financial Analyst at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. John has also held several Senior Financial Analyst roles throughout Boston and Tennessee and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Richmond.

The Fessenden School is an all boys independent day (Pre-K – Grade 9) and boarding school (Grades 5 – 9) founded in 1903. Located on a 41 acres in metropolitan Boston, Fessenden is home to 511 students (100 boarding and 411 day) who coexist in an environment that is academically challenging and structured to educate and foster the specific learning needs of elementary and middle school boys. The school’s core mission is character education; a focus on honesty, compassion, and respect.

French American International School
Diego Zaragoza Tejas
Assistant Head of School
Portland, OR
Appointed for 2021
2021/05/065/6/2021
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The French American International School will welcome Diego Zaragoza Tejas this summer as their Assistant Head of School. Diego leaves The American School Foundation in Mexico City where he holds an impressive tenure.  Currently serving as Director of Academic Affairs, he began at ASF in 2006 as a Summer Youth Camp Coordinator.  He continued on to hold positions including Fourth Grade Teacher, Dean of Students, Academic Dean, and Head of Lower School. He began his career as an English Language Instructor at Mirae Junior English Academy in South Korea. Diego holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies from UCLA, an M.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies from SUNY Buffalo, and a certificate of Instructional School Leadership from The Principal's Training Center in London.

Founded in 1979, The French American International School (FAIS) is the longest-established language immersion school in Portland—and the only school in Portland authorized by the International Baccalaureate (IB) for preschool-8th grade. Home to just over 500 students speaking over 36 fluent languages, the FAIS community enjoys small class sizes and a nature-filled campus set on 15 acres for students to explore, learn and grow.

Mercersburg Academy
Renata Williams
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Mercersburg, PA
Appointed for 2021
2021/04/214/21/2021
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Renata Williams has been selected as the new Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Mercersburg Academy for July 2021. Renata is an experienced education administrator with over ten years of experience in student development, enrollment management, and student advocacy. Since 2016, Renata has been with Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA serving as Assistant Dean of Engagement and Inclusion, and Director of Intercultural Affairs & Inclusive Programming. Renata has also spent time working at other Higher Education institutions, such as Russell Sage College, Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, and Manhattan College, serving in similar student advocacy and admission roles. Renata holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from Hartwick College, an M.A. in Counseling from Manhattan College, and a PhD in Educational Leadership from The Sage Colleges.

Mercersburg Academy is a selective, independent, coed preparatory boarding school of approximately 435 students in grades 9-12, including postgraduates. Founded in 1893, Mercersburg is set on 300 acres in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, about 90 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.  The student body represents 36 nations and 27 American states and the school’s founding principals include lofty ideals, great faith, noble integrity and a ceaseless devotion to a mighty task.

Notre Dame High School
Kyle Schmitt
President
Chattanooga, TN
Appointed for 2021
2021/04/214/21/2021
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The Diocese of Knoxville and Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga are excited to welcome Kyle Schmitt this July as the next President for NDHS. Kyle has extensive experience in education and was most recently the principal of St. Francis de Sales School in Lake Zurich, Ill., a position he held from 2017-2021. He has also held numerous roles in independent schools including Middle School Teacher, Coach, and Math Department Chair at Bullis School (MD), Technology Coordinator and Debate Coach at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart (IL), Assistant Principal at Most Blessed Trinity Academy (IL) and also served as Entrepreneur and Independent Contractor for various independent business ventures. Kyle received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and philosophy from the University of Chicago in 2009. He also holds two master’s degrees in education and has an educational specialist's degree in administration.

Notre Dame High School is a private, Roman Catholic college-preparatory day school in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Notre Dame is home to 420 students in grades 9-12. Founded in 1876, it is Chattanooga’s oldest private school.  Notre Dame was the first racially integrated high school in Chattanooga. Fostering Gospel values and helping students learn to live a Christ-centered life is a primary responsibility. With this in mind the school strives to foster a commitment to serving our brothers and sisters and in taking time to reflect on our own relationships with God.

The Bush School
Matt Lai
Upper School Director
Seattle, WA
Appointed for 2021
2021/03/313/31/2021
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The Bush School in Seattle, WA has hired Matt Lai as the next Upper School Director starting July 2021. Matt will be moving on from Avenues: The World School, where he has served as Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management. Prior to Avenues, Matt spent a number of years at Woodside Priory School. During his tenure at Woodside, Matt served as Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, Dean of Students, Dean of Residential Life, and as a Teacher, Advisor, and coach. Matt was a presenter at the 2021 NAIS Annual Conference, presenting on issues of inclusion and reducing bias in hiring. Matt earned his B.A. in Science and M.A. in Sociology from Stanford University and holds a J.S. from Columbia University School of Law.

The Bush School is the only independent private K–12 school in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1924 by Helen Taylor Bush, The Bush School today enrolls 664 students. Inquiry-based and experiential learning is a longstanding tradition of the Bush School, which is manifested in field trips, international travel, and wilderness outings. Some of the school’s educational foundations include critical, independent, and creative thinking, intercultural fluency and local and global citizenships.

Salesianum School
Tom Kardish
President
Wilmington, DE
Appointed for 2021
2021/03/263/26/2021
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Salesianum School is proud to have named Thomas Kardish as its new President, effective Summer 2021. Tom comes to the school after spending the past six years as President of Villa Joseph Marie High School, an all-girls Catholic college preparatory school in Holland, Pennsylvania. Before his tenure at Villa Joseph Marie, Tom had a 30-year business career, working in global sales and marketing for multinational pharmaceutical companies, and running his own building products company. Tom earned his B.A. from Harvard University, an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and is currently pursuing an Ed.D. at New York University.

Salesianum School, in Wilmington, DE, is an independent school within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wilmington that serves young men in grades 9-12. The school draws students from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and is operated by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. The school educates and develops the whole person based on the teaching of Saint Francis de Sales, whose spirituality can be summarized in “Live Jesus.” Salesianum challenges young men through dynamic college preparatory and extracurricular programs to live as Salesian Gentlemen devoted to faith, community and service.

Wyndcroft School
Tekakwitha Pernambuco-Wise
Head of School
Pottstown, PA
Appointed for 2021
2021/03/263/26/2021
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The Wyndcroft School is proud to announce Dr. Tekakwitha Pernambuco-Wise as its next Head of School beginning July 2021. Tekakwitha is an accomplished leader with over 30 years of experience in the educational administration, teaching, and counseling fields. Most recently, she served as the Head of School at the Sea Crest School in Half Moon Bay, CA. Prior to her headship at Sea Crest, Tekakwitha served as Middle School Head at St. Andrew's Episcopal School in CA and then Upper School Head at San Domenico Catholic School in CA. She earned her B.A. in Philosophy from Brown University, an M.A. in Education from the University of Toronto, and her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Saint Mary’s College of California.

The Wyndcroft School, a premier, co-educational independent early education-eighth grade elementary school. The school is located in Pottstown, PA in the Philadelphia suburbs, though serves students from counties across the greater Philadelphia area. The school prides itself on providing a dynamic and foundational education developing the whole child. In a supportive community, the school fosters creativity, integrity, determination, love of learning, and respect for others. Wyndcroft students become confident self-advocating learners and leaders.

The Bright School
Kristin Watts
Head of School
Chattanooga, TN
Appointed for 2021
2021/03/263/26/2021
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Kristin Watts will be the next Head of The Bright School, starting Summer 2021.  Kristin most recently served as director of St. Anne's Day School and Enrichment Programs in Atlanta. She also served as director of admissions at Trinity School in Atlanta for 11 years and previously held posts at University Lake School in Hartland, Wisconsin, and Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. She earned her B.A. in Spanish literature at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and her M.A. in human resource management at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan.

The Bright School, in Chattanooga, TN, was founded in 1913 by progressive educator Mary G. Bright and currently enrolls about 300 students from preschool age to fifth grade. From preschool through the elementary years, the school provides a seamless transition from grade to grade, each year building upon each other to prepare graduates for middle school and beyond. The curriculum and activities are a blend of the hands-on and personalized learning upon which Miss Bright, the school’s founder, built her school and innovative practices of today that nurture and challenge students.

St. Catherine’s School
Tish Lyte Canady
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Richmond, VA
Appointed for 2021
2021/03/263/26/2021
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St. Catherine’s is pleased to announce Tish Lyte Canady as the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion starting on July 1, 2021.  She most recently served as the Associate Dean and Director of Diversity and Access at The College of William & Mary and prior to that role, Tish explored the other side of college admissions as Associate Director of College Counseling at Cape Henry Collegiate, a PK-Grade 12 coed school in Virginia Beach. Other roles Tish has held are Senior Assistant Dean and Director of Multicultural Recruitment at William & Mary and Assistant Director of Multicultural Recruitment at Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ohio. Tish holds a with a B.A. in Public Relations and Advertising and a M.S. in Human Development and Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education from Murray State University in Kentucky.

St. Catherine’s School is a premier all-girls, age 3 through grade 12 Episcopal School in Richmond, Virginia. Every lesson plan, every leadership opportunity and every facility is designed just for girls. A leader in girls’ education since 1890, St. Catherine’s School offers an exceptional education and is a church school in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. St. Catherine’s is an inclusive community open to all faith traditions.

St. Catherine’s School
Cindy Trask
Head of School
Richmond, VA
Appointed for 2021
2021/03/263/26/2021
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St. Catherine's is thrilled to announce a familiar face, Cindy L. Trask, as the School's 12th Head of School effective July 1, 2021. Cindy is a former St. Catherine's Science Department Chair and joins St. Catherine's from her role as the Director of Upper School at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta. Cindy began her career in education at St. Johnsbury Academy in Vermont teaching AP Biology and Chemistry and then promoted to Science Department Chair.  After St. Jonsbury, Cindy moved to Richmond and taught Biology and Chemistry at Collegiate School for two years before joining St. Catherine’s in 2008. She graduated from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada with a B.S. in Biology and Mathematics and earned a B.Ed. in Secondary Science from St. Mary’s University in Canada and a M.Ed. from University of Richmond.

St. Catherine’s School is a premier all-girls, age 3 through grade 12 Episcopal School in Richmond, Virginia. Every lesson plan, every leadership opportunity and every facility is designed just for girls. A leader in girls’ education since 1890, St. Catherine’s School offers an exceptional education and is a church school in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. St. Catherine’s is an inclusive community open to all faith traditions.

Lakehill Preparatory School
Art Hall
Head of School
Dallas, TX
Appointed for 2021
2021/03/263/26/2021
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Art Hall has been named the next Head of School at Lakehill Preparatory School and will begin his tenure on July 1, 2021.  Art joins Lakehill from his role as Assistant Head of School and Head of Middle School at Tower Hill in Wilmington, Delaware. His journey in independent schools began as a computer specialist at Harvard-Westlake School and after this he moved to Dallas to serve in various roles at Greenhill School, including teaching computer science and history classes, coaching girls’ varsity basketball, as Upper School Dean, and concluding with his role as Director of Equity and Inclusion and Global Programs. After Greenhill, Art was with Friends’ Central School in Philadelphia, PA where he served as Upper School Principal. Art holds two B.A. degrees in political science and history from UCLA and earned a Master’s in Education from Southern Methodist University.

Established in 1971, Lakehill Preparatory School, in Dallas, TX, is an independent college preparatory school for students in kindergarten through grade 12. The school describes itself as a challenging and nurturing educational community, supported by passionate faculty, and inspires students to be independent thinkers and collaborative problem-solvers. Athletics, the arts, and a wealth of student activities and organizations promote teamwork and help develop valuable leadership skills. Lakehill is a school where students realize their intellectual, physical, and creative potential while recognizing their responsibilities as members of their community.

Brookwood School
Jon Bartlett
Head of School
Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
Appointed for 2021
2021/03/263/26/2021
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Brookwood School to pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Bartlett as Brookwood’s sixth Head of School, effective August 2, 2021. Jon began his journey as an independent school educator at Brookwood School as an 8th grade Social Studies teacher from 1996 to 1999. Jon most recently has been the Head of School at St. Andrew’s Pangbourne School in the UK, where he played an instrumental role in driving enrollment, while also leading several fundraising efforts to strengthen the school’s facilities. Prior to St. Andrew's, Jon served as Head of School at Moor Park School, also in the UK. Jon holds a B.S. in Physical Education and Geography from Brunel University, London.

Brookwood School, founded in 1956, is a non-denominational, co-educational, non-profit day school in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. Brookwood serves students from Early Childhood through 8th Grade on a beautiful 30-acre wooded campus on the coast of the North Shore of Boston. Brookwood strives to graduate academically accomplished individuals of conscience, character, compassion and cultural competence.  The school fosters lifelong habits of inquiry, critical thinking, creativity and scholarship, just as it instills a healthy sense of self, a flexible mindset and a deep respect for the dignity of others.

Blue School
Noah Reinhardt
Head of School
New York, NY
Appointed for 2021
2021/03/263/26/2021
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Noah Reinhardt has been appointed the new Head of School at Blue School, a PreK-8th Grade school in Lower Manhattan and will start the position on July 1, 2021. Since 2008, Noah has been at the Packer Collegiate Institute serving as the Middle School Head and more recently in the role as Assistant Head of School. Noah has also dedicated many years to the Admissions space, both at Packer Collegiate, as well as Director of Enrollment at The School at Columbia University. Noah holds a B.A. in History from Yale University and a M.A. in Private School Leadership from The Klingenstein Center, Teachers College, Columbia University.

Blue School is a progressive independent school located in New York City’s Lower Manhattan. Since its inception in 2006, the Blue School has been reimagining education for the changing world we live in. The school offers early-childhood classes for children as young as two years old, as well as kindergarten and elementary school classes that extend through eighth grade. The school is dedicated to supporting, engaging, and interacting with our community of learners.

 

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School
Jared Rashford
Head of School
Oklahoma City, OK
Appointed for 2021
2021/03/263/26/2021
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Jared Rashford has been named the new Head of School of Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School starting June 2021. Jared has been with St. Louis Priory School, a Catholic school for boys in St. Louis, Mo, since 2013. During his tenure, Jared held a number of titles from Dean of Academics, Principal, to Assistant Headmaster. Jared also spent three years at Winchester Thurston School as the Science department chair and a subject area that he spent over a decade teaching in public schools as part of Talented and Gifted programs. Jared holds a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning from Georgia State University. He also earned B.A. in Biology and Spanish from Duke University and a M.Ed. from Wake Forest.

Founded in 1950, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School has provided superior secondary education in the greater Oklahoma City area. All students undertake a college-preparatory curriculum that comprises traditional core subjects, theology, and a wide variety of electives in visual and performing arts, practical studies, STEM, and other fields. Bishop McGuinness proudly educates the whole person by offering numerous extracurricular, athletic, and spiritual-development opportunities.

Allendale Columbia School
Glen Pinder
Head of School
Rochester, NY
Appointed for 2021
2021/03/263/26/2021
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The Allendale Columbia School is thrilled to announce the appointment of Glen Pinder as its 18th head of school, effective July 1. Glen previously served as executive director/head of school at Lady Liberty Academy Charter School in Newark, New Jersey. Prior to this headship, Glen acted as principal of the Harlem Children’s Academy in New York City, where he helped move the school from an F to A rating. Glen holds a B.A. in political science from Morehouse College in Atlanta, M.Ed. from the College of New Jersey, and Ph.D in K-12 administration and policy from Seton Hall University.

Allendale Columbia School is an independent, nonsectarian, college preparatory school for students in nursery through twelfth grade in Rochester, NY. At Allendale Columbia students come from 28 different school districts in the greater Rochester, New York region, as well as from 10 different countries.  The school is separated into three divisions: Lower School, Middle School and Upper School, and while these divisions each have their own areas on campus, they share many common spaces, including a 500-seat performance center, dining commons for locally sourced lunches, and athletic, music and arts facilities. The school has received much recognition for its rigorous academics and was recently named one of the best STEM schools in America

Catholic Central High School
Terrence Tyrrell
President
Grand Rapids, MI
Appointed for 2021
2021/03/233/23/2021
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Terrence (Terry) Tyrrell has been named as the school's first official President of Catholic Central High School, effective July 1, 2021. Terry has spent the past three decades in Catholic education. For the past 18 years, Terry served as an educational leader in Jesuit institutions including his role as principal at St. Xavier High School and assistant principal for student services and director of student activities at Saint Ignatius College Prep. Terry holds a B.A. in English and History from Wake Forest University and an M.Ed. and A.B.D. in Educational Administration from Loyola University Chicago.

Catholic Central High School is a college preparatory high school located in Grand Rapids, MI. The school is the oldest co-educational diocesan Catholic high school in the nation, founded in 1906. Located in the second largest city in Michigan, the school community is comprised of students from both urban, suburban, and rural areas of the region.  High academic standards, along with individualized attention, creates limitless opportunities for every student. Catholic Central is also proud to be the first high school in Michigan to be recognized as a STEM-certified school.

Notre Dame High School
Sam Laganá
President
Sherman Oaks, CA
Appointed for 2021
2021/03/093/9/2021
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Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, CA is thrilled to announce Sam Laganá as the next President beginning July 2021. Sam has spent the past 20 years at Pepperdine University as the Associate Vice Chancellor. During his tenure, Sam was responsible for defining, building and executing major gift efforts, as well as the estate and gift planning initiative with Alumni, Parents, Friends and Organizations to benefit a wide scope of programming at the University. Sam has also dedicated much of his career to athletics, leading fundraising initiatives, managing public relations for Associates of Volleyball Professionals and being the announcer and emcee for major sporting events and galas including the NFL Los Angeles Rams. Sam earned his B.A. in Image Management/Public Relations from Loyola Marymount University and holds an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.

Notre Dame High School is a private, Catholic secondary school. Founded by Brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1947, Notre Dame has been co-educational since 1983. Located in Sherman Oaks, CA, Notre Dame has a diverse community with students from varied cultural and economic backgrounds. As a faith community, Notre Dame strives to provide each student with a rich academic background, an appropriate sense of self, an opportunity for growth, a commitment to family, community, nation, and the world, and a respect for the spiritual dignity of all persons.

De Smet Jesuit High School
Daniel Zepp
President
Creve Coeur, MO
Appointed for 2021
2021/03/083/8/2021
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De Smet Jesuit High School in St. Louis is pleased to announce Dr. Daniel Zepp as the school’s next president, starting July 1, 2021. With more than 14 years of teaching, advising, and counseling students, Daniel has a strong vision for Catholic, liberal arts education. Most recently, Daniel has served as the Interim President of Resurrection College Prep High School, an all-girls, Lasallian Catholic school in Chicago. Prior to this, Daniel had a tenure at St. Petersburg Catholic High School where he served as President and Director of Advancement. Daniel received his B.S. in management, M.A. in pastoral ministry, and Ph.D. in higher education from Boston College, where he also received a full football scholarship.

De Smet Jesuit High School is a Catholic, college preparatory high school for boys located in Creve Coeur, MO, in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis. De Smet Jesuit specializes in the formation of well-rounded young men and offers rich opportunities to inspire multi-dimensional leaders eager to get involved and serve others. De Smet Jesuit’s students lead balanced lives full of a refreshing mixture of academics, co-curricular activities, faith, service, and commitment to others. The school is comprised of students from more than 65 zip codes and has been preparing young men to lead for more than 50 years.

Hockaday School
Amy Wintermeyer
Assistant Head of School for Student Experience
Dallas, TX
Appointed for 2021
2021/02/262/26/2021
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Hockaday School in Dallas, TX, is pleased to welcome Amy Wintermeyer as the school’s next Assistant Head of School for Student Experience. Amy has been with the Athenian School since 2008, serving in a range of roles from Upper School Head, Co-Director of College Counseling, Dorm Head and Learning Plan Coordinator. In her role as Upper School Head, Amy successfully transitioned Upper School to distance learning in COVID-19, which included teacher training, adjusting schedules, and communicating with parents. Before Athenian, Amy four years at the Archer School for Girls, acting as Director of College Guidance, Associate Director and 12th Grade Dean. Amy earned her B.A. in French from Wellesley College and her Ed.M. in School Leadership from Harvard University.

The Hockaday School is an independent, secular, college preparatory day and boarding school for girls located in Dallas, Texas, USA. The boarding school is for girls in grades 8–12 and the day school is from pre-kindergarten to grade 12.  Founded in 1913, the school provides education for girls of strong potential and diverse backgrounds who may be expected to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in a rapidly changing world. The Hockaday School’s purpose is to foster a community of concern and friendship and to instill in every girl a love of learning, an understanding of herself and the ethical principles which guide her life, and a commitment to what is right and good.

Bush School
José Leonor
Middle School Director
Seattle, WA
Appointed for 2021
2021/02/262/26/2021
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José Leonor is pleased to join the Bush School, in Seattle, WA, as the next Middle School Director starting July 2021. José arrives at Bush from the Thaden School where he has served as the Founding Director of Middle School, Associate Head of School, teacher, and advisor since 2016. In this founding role, José was a key contributor to the development of the school’s mission, educational philosophy, and academic program. Prior to Thaden, José worked at The Bishop’s School as a Grade-level Sponsor, teacher and advisor and before Bishop, José worked at Pacific Ridge School and Horace Man School, the latter being his alma mater. José is a Prep for Prep alumni and earned his B.A. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and his M.A. in Organization and Leadership in Education from Columbia University, Teachers College.

The Bush School is the only independent private K–12 school in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1924 by Helen Taylor Bush, The Bush School today enrolls 664 students. Inquiry-based and experiential learning is a longstanding tradition of the Bush School, which is manifested in field trips, international travel, and wilderness outings. Some of the school’s educational foundations include critical, independent, and creative thinking, intercultural fluency and local and global citizenships.

Breck School
Troy Baker
Upper School Director
Golden Valley, MN
Appointed for 2021
2021/02/262/26/2021
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Breck School, in Golden Valley, MN, is thrilled to announce Dr. Troy Baker as the next Upper School Director, starting July 2021. With over 18 years of experience in education, Troy brings a wealth of knowledge to the Breck Upper School. Troy comes to Breck from Pace Academy, where he served as Athletic Director and most recently as Director of Student Life for grades K-12. In his role as Director of Student Life, Troy partnered with the Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer to implement Pace Academy’s Racial Equity Action Plan. Prior to Pace, Troy served as Director of Athletics at Lausanne Collegiate School and at Jonesboro High School. Troy earned his B.S. in Education from Wright State University, M.A.T. in Secondary English from Brown University, and his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University.

The Breck School, founded in 1886 and rooted in Episcopal values, is a preschool through twelve, college preparatory day school with more than 1,100 students. Located in Golden Valley, Minnesota, on 52 acres just minutes from downtown Minneapolis, Breck enjoys a national reputation for excellence and achievement in academics, athletics, and the arts. Upon graduation Breck students matriculate to colleges and universities across the country compatible with students’ interests and talents.

Collegiate School
Courtney Martin
Associate Head of School
Richmond, VA
Appointed for 2021
2021/02/262/26/2021
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The Collegiate School in Richmond, VA, looks forward to welcoming Courtney Martin as the next Associate Head of School, July 2021. Courtney comes to Collegiate from the Hawken School, a PK to grade 12 school serving over 1,400 students. As Lower School Director, Courtney worked with colleagues to streamline and communicate a cohesive academic program from early childhood through all divisions of the school. Prior to Hawken, Courtney served as a division director at The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys in Washington D.C. and as a classroom teacher at the Lovett School and St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School. Courtney holds a M.A. in Social Work from the University of Georgia and an M.A. in Elementary Education from Lesley College. She also holds a B.A. in Sociology from Hampton University.

Collegiate School is a college preparatory school for boys and girls located in Richmond, Virginia. Founded in 1915, the student body of Collegiate comprises about 1,600 total students from Junior Kindergarten through 12th Grade. The essence of Collegiate School is the interaction of students, faculty, parents, administrators and alumni in a dynamic learning community with high personal and academic expectations. The school attracts talented, highly-motivated and diverse students who demonstrate personal and academic promise for success at the university level and beyond.

Durham Nativity School
Vince B. Vincent
Head of School
Durham, NC
Appointed for 2021
2021/02/262/26/2021
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Durham Nativity School in Durham, NC, is excited to announce Vince B. Vincent as the fourth Head of School, effective July 2021. Vince joins the Durham Nativity School community from The Woodhall School, an all-boys boarding school in Bethlehem, CT, where he began as Dean of Students in 2016 and most recently served as Associate Head of School. Prior to Woodhall, Vince worked at various other independent schools from Millbrook School, to the School of Creative and Performing Arts, to Oakwood Friends School. Vince is a former professional opera singer who has traveled the world, performing in front of thousands, and he brings this high energy and engaging spirit to his leadership practice. Vince holds a B.A. in Music from Vassar College and a M.A. in Music from Yale University.

Durham Nativity School provides an enriched learning environment and a twelve-year support system for middle school boys. The students have the ability and commitment to achieve, but not the resources for a quality, independent school education.  The school promotes a rigorous academic program and nurtures the whole child to reach his potential through knowledge, moral values, learning skills, discipline, and character development.  The school instills the value of service for others as it’s committed to building tomorrow’s role models and community leaders.

Seoul Foreign School
Nicole Cook
Director of High School Counseling and University Counseling
Seoul, Korea
Appointed for 2021
2021/02/162/16/2021
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Nicole Cook has been selected as the next Director of High School Counseling and University Counseling at Seoul Foreign School, starting August 2021. Nicole is the founder of Educational Horizons, an educational consulting service she started in 2014. Prior to founding Educational Horizons, Nicole served as the Head of College Counseling and Upper School Counselor at Atlanta International School, College Counseling Coordinator at Phillips Academy Summer Session, Associate Dean of College Guidance at the Darlington School and an Admissions Counselor at Vanderbilt University. Nicole holds a B.A. in English and Communication Studies from Vanderbilt University, a M.A. and an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University, Teachers College, and a Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Personal Services from the University of Georgia.

Seoul Foreign School (SFS) is widely regarded as the leading international school in Seoul.  Hidden just steps away from the concrete jungle of Seoul, complete with World-Class Facilities, SFS is situated on 25 acres of hilltop and forest. Established in 1912, SFS offers an unrivaled 100-year+ legacy of educational excellence, international diversity and commitment to educating future global leaders. SFS is a K-12 IB World School and Foundation to Year 9 British School. SFS is home to 1,500 girls and boys.

Buckley School
Erwin Wong
Director of Enrollment Management
Sherman Oaks, CA
Appointed for 2021
2021/02/162/16/2021
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Buckley School, in Sherman Oaks, CA, is thrilled to announce Erwin Wong as the new Director of Enrollment Management. Erwin comes to Buckley with over twenty years of experience in admissions and advancement work. Most recently, Erwin served as Director of Admissions, Enrollment, and Financial Aid at Convent & Stuart Hall: School of the Sacred Heart. Prior to this position, Erwin acted as Manager of Institutional Advancement at Damien Memorial School and before this role Erwin served as Director of Admission and Community Relations at Calvary Christian School. Erwin holds a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from University of California, Irvine and a M.A. in Public Administration from University of Southern California.

Buckley School is a college preparatory day school, with students in kindergarten through grade twelve. The school prides itself on the dynamic, nurturing learning community that is committed to equity and inclusion at every level. Buckley’s Lower, Middle and Upper divisions are located on a single 18-acre campus nestled in a wooded canyon in Sherman Oaks and at all academic levels, Buckley weaves critical thinking, creativity, moral development, and a global perspective throughout the entire curriculum.

Sacred Heart Academy
Kelly Lanza
High School Principal
Louisville, KY
Appointed for 2021
2021/02/162/16/2021
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Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville, KY, announced Kelly Lanza as the next High School Principal beginning July, 2021. Kelly has a 22-year career almost entirely in Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Kelly most recently served as Principal of St. Marin de Porres School and prior to that at West Catholic Preparatory High School, both in Philadelphia. In addition, Kelly previously served at Cardinal O’Hara High School as Assistant Principal for Student Affairs and Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs. Kelly holds a B.A. in English and Education from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Cabrini University.

Sacred Heart Academy is an all-girls Catholic High School, situated amidst the beautiful 48-acre Ursuline Campus in Louisville, KY. As a Catholic, Ursuline school, the school is founded on the core values of community, reverence, service, and leadership. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering both the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP), SHA provides a global education for every student in the classroom.

Westminster School
Elaine White
Head of School
Simsbury, CT
Appointed for 2021
2021/01/191/19/2021
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Westminster School is pleased to announce the appointment of Elaine White as the school’s ninth Head of School effective July 1, 2021. Elaine departs from the Governor’s Academy, a school she has been with since 1988. During her notable tenue, Elaine held a range of leadership positions, from Chair of the English Department, Academic Dean, Interim Director of Advancement, to her most recent role as Assistant Head of School. Before Governor’s, Elaine served two years at Wilbraham and Monson Academy as an English teacher, coach, dorm parent and advisor. Elaine earned her B.A. in English at Bates College and an M.A. in English literature from Middlebury College.

Westminster School, in Simsbury, CT, is regarded as one of the finest college-preparatory schools and boarding schools in the country. Known for the challenging academic program and liberal arts traditions, the school prepares boys and girls in grades 9-12 and postgraduate for academic success and the rigor of college. Westminster prides itself on their diverse, close-knit community, comprised of 95 faculty and 401 students from across the country and around the world. Westminster’s 200-acre north-central Connecticut campus is located in a small New England town, just north of Hartford, CT.

Head-Royce School
Richard Lapidus
Upper School Head
Oakland, CA
Appointed for 2021
2021/01/111/11/2021
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Richard “Ricky” Lapidus has been selected as the next Upper School Head at Head-Royce School in Oakland, CA, effective summer 2021. Since 2006, Ricky has been a Faculty Dean, department chair, teacher, and advisor at Riverdale Country School. In his role as Faculty Dean, Ricky oversaw the curriculum for the Middle and Upper school and worked to recruit, interview, and hire faculty in all academic departments. Before coming to Riverdale, Ricky spent three years teaching English at William Penn Charter School and three years teaching at the Berkshire School. During the summers, Ricky has taught at the Taft Summer School and KIPP Academy and has taught courses in the master’s to School Leadership program at the University of Pennsylvania. Ricky earned his A.B. from Princeton, his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Montana, and his M.S.Ed. in School Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.

Head-Royce School is a nationally recognized K-12 independent school situated in the hills of Oakland, California with a mission to inspire a lifelong love of learning with a focus on scholarship, diversity, and citizenship. The school enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 875 talented and ambitious learners. The campus is a dynamic, vibrant learning center and the curriculum includes innovation centers, internships, and integrated technology, to life skills classes, service learning, cross-divisional buddies, and small advising groups. The school is equally dedicated to educational excellence and social-emotional learning.

Head-Royce School
Daniel Scuderi
Middle School Head
Oakland, CA
Appointed for 2021
2021/01/111/11/2021
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Head-Royce School, in Oakland, CA, is thrilled to announce Daniel “Danny” Scuderi as the next Middle School Head, starting July 2021. Danny has been the Director of Lower School at Marin Horizon School, where he oversaw Preschool through 3rd grade, served on the Board Diversity Committee and was Head of the Strategic Plan Marketing Committee. Prior to Marin, Danny taught at Stuart Hall for Boys for three years. Danny is a NAIS presenter and in 2016 was invited by First Lady Michelle Obama to design and lead a self-advocacy and character-building workshop for historically underrepresented college students at the White House. Danny received his B.A. in English from the University of California, Los Angeles, his M.A. in Literature from San Francisco State University, and his M.A. in Educational Leadership from University of the Pacific.

Head-Royce School is a nationally recognized K-12 independent school situated in the hills of Oakland, California with a mission to inspire a lifelong love of learning with a focus on scholarship, diversity, and citizenship. The school enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 875 talented and ambitious learners. The campus is a dynamic, vibrant learning center and the curriculum includes innovation centers, internships, and integrated technology, to life skills classes, service learning, cross-divisional buddies, and small advising groups. The school is equally dedicated to educational excellence and social-emotional learning.

Ursuline Academy
Dr. Karen Jakuback
President
New Orleans, LA
Appointed for 2021
2021/01/061/6/2021
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Ursuline Academy in New Orleans is excited to announce Dr. Karen Jakuback as the next Academy President. Since 2018, Karen has been Director of Development for Teach for America in Baton Rouge, LA. In addition to this senior role, Karen has worked as a consultant for Mission Leadership Services, LLC, providing professional development services and coaching to new teachers and administrators. Karen’s other positions include Principal of St. Jude the Apostle School, a position she held from 1999-2016. Prior this this, Karen served as Assistant Principal from 1991-1999. Karen holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Dallas, a M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Louisiana State University and a Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Management and Policy from Seton Hall University.

Founded in 1727, Ursuline Academy of New Orleans is a Catholic school for girls offering a strong educational environment from early childhood through a college preparatory secondary program and sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters. In a diverse community with an inspiring heritage, Ursuline Academy fosters spiritual formation, academic excellence and a life-long commitment to Serviam: I will serve. The Academy values the uniqueness of each student, nurtures the whole person, develops leaders of confidence and compassion, and prepares them for life in a global society.
International School of Zug and Luzern
Angela Steinmann
Primary School Principal
Baar, Switzerland
Appointed for 2021
2021/01/061/6/2021
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Angela Steinmann has been selected as the Primary School Principal of the International School of Zug and Luzern, effective Summer 2021. Angela comes from the Western Academy of Beijing, where she has been the Elementary School Principal, running the educational program from Grades EY3 through to Grade 5. Prior to working in China, Angela served as the Primary School Principal at the Istanbul International Community School, and Primary Years Program Coordinator at Munich International School in Germany. Angela earned her Diploma of Teaching from Brisbane College in Australia, her Post Graduate Degree in Applied Linguistics from Griffith University in Australia and her Masters of International Education from University of Bath in the U.K.

The International School of Zug and Luzern, ISZL, is an independent co-educational, non-profit day school serving the international community of Central Switzerland. The school provides a comprehensive education from Early Years to university preparation, from ages 3 to 18. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, ISZL is authorized by the IB Organization to offer the Primary Years, Middle Years, IB Diploma and Career Pathways program. ISZL has been accredited by the prestigious and highly respected Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

St. Joseph’s Preparatory School
John Marinacci
President
Philadelphia, PA
Appointed for 2021
2021/01/061/6/2021
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St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, in Philadelphia, PA is thrilled to announce John Marinacci as the 33rd president of the school, effective July 1, 2021. John has been Principal at Loyola Blakefield since 2014. Prior to this, John served as an English teacher and coach at Fordham Preparatory School and Boys’ Latin School. Prior to these positions, John spent nine years as a teacher, coach and Dean of Students at St. Paul’s School in Maryland.  John earned his B.A. in English and Writing from Loyola University Maryland and completed his M.A. in Liberal Arts at Johns Hopkins University. He also holds a certificate program in Diversity and Inclusion through Cornell University.

Founded in 1851, St. Joseph’s Preparatory School is a premier Catholic boys’ high school located in the Delaware Valley in North Philadelphia. Known as “The Prep” the school is run by the Jesuits in Philadelphia and within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Graduates of St. Joseph’s Prep are more than just scholars: they are leaders in business, education, law and politics. Proud of their Jesuit heritage, as well as downtown campus, students come out with a well-rounded perspective with an entire world of possibilities ahead of them.

La Salle College High School
James Fyke
President
Philadelphia, PA
Appointed for 2021
2021/01/061/6/2021
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James Fyke has been selected as the next President of La Salle College High School, effective late June 2021. James has been a member of the faculty and administration of La Salle College High School since 2001. His roles include Dean of Students, Science teacher and Director/Principal of the school’s Saint Katharine Drexel Program, where he led a coeducational prep program to 7th and 8th grade students of diversity in the city of Philadelphia. James holds a B.A. and M.A. from Arcadia University and a M.A. in Education from Saint Joseph’s University.

La Salle College High School, a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young men of varied backgrounds, is conducted in the tradition of St. John Baptist de La Salle. Through a broad and balanced, human and Christian education, La Salle College High School guides each student in the development of his unique God-given talents and fosters a commitment to academic excellence, service, and leadership. La Salle College High School is located in Wyndmoor, PA.

Morristown-Beard School
Elizabeth Morrison
Head of School
Morristown, NJ
Appointed for 2021
2020/11/1711/17/2020
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Morristown-Beard School proudly announces Liz Morrison as their next Head of School, effective July 2021. Liz will be MSB's first woman to serve as Head of School since the merger of Morristown and Beard in 1971! Liz comes to MBS from Antilles School, an independent, coeducational college preparatory school in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, where she has served as Head of School since 2016. She brings more than three decades of experience in independent school education, having served as Assistant Head of School at the Millbrook School in Millbrook, NY before joining Antilles School. A graduate of The Bryn Mawr School, Liz holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania

Morristown-Beard School is an independent, coeducational day school in northern New Jersey serving 600 students in grades 6-12. The present-day Morristown–Beard School was formed from the 1971 merger of two single-sex schools: the Beard School for Girls and the Morristown School for Boys. With small class sizes and individualized instruction, MSB has the ability to connect personally and intellectually with each student in an intimate and inspiring academic setting.

Girls Preparatory School
Megan Cover
Head of School
Chattanooga, TN
Appointed for 2021
2020/11/1711/17/2020
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GPS is thrilled to announce Megan Cover as their 10th Head of School, effective summer 2021. Megan leaves behind an impressive 20 year tenure at Tower Hill School in Delaware where she held roles respectively as Teacher, Department Chair, Assistant Upper School Head, and most recently Head of Upper School since 2017. While at Tower Hill, she has been instrumental in launching signature programs, enhancing the experience of rising ninth-graders through summer programs, and facilitating improvements to service learning, environmental initiatives, and social justice and wellness programs for Upper School students. Megan has also been a Teacher at Montgomery School (PA) and Wyndcroft School (PA).  A graduate of Agnes Irwin school, Megan holds a BA from Denison University, an MA in Spanish from West Chester University, and an MA in French from Middlebury College.

Founded in 1906 on Christian principles GPS, is an all-female college preparatory school in Chattanooga, Tennessee. GPS enrolls around 600 students in grades 6-12. GPS Understands how girls develop and learn, and uses that knowledge and experience to create a program and culture that are intentionally and purposefully designed for what girls need in order to thrive.

Saint Thomas Choir School
Christopher Seeley
Head of School
New York, NY
Appointed for 2021
2020/11/0311/3/2020
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Saint Thomas Choir School is proud to announce Chris Seeley as their 14th Head of School effective summer 2021. Chris will join Saint Thomas after completing his eighth year serving as Assistant Head of School and Director of Academics at Church Farm School in Exton, PA. Prior to Church Farm, Chris served in multiple leadership roles at Trevor Day School from 2007-2013, including Head of the Upper School and Assistant Head of School for Strategic Initiatives. Knowledgeable and well-regarded in independent school networks nationally, Chris is a member of the Executive Committee of The Association of Boarding Schools, a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference Steering Committee of The National Association of Episcopal Schools, and a recipient of the NAIS Aspiring Heads Fellowship. A graduate of Groton School, Chris holds a A.B. from Bowdoin College and he is a 2007 graduate of Teachers College, Klingenstein Institute, where he earned a master’s degree in education with a concentration in private school leadership.

Founded in 1919 and located in the heart of New York City, Saint Thomas Choir School is one of three of its kind in the world, and the only one in the United States. St. Thomas Choir School is a church-affiliated all-boys choir school with demanding musical programs, robust academic curriculum, interscholastic sports, and fine arts education. Students are aged 8-14 and reside in the schools 14-story building located a block south of Central Park. Boarding is required.

Seoul Foreign School
Dr. Nancy Le Nezet
High School Principal
Seoul, Korea
Appointed for 2021
2020/10/2110/21/2020
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SFS is please to name Dr. Nancy Le Nezet as the new High School Principal, beginning summer 2021. Nancy has extensive experience in International Baccalaureate education and excellence in pedagogical skills. She has lived internationally for 23 years and worked in the educational field since 2002 with various roles. Nancy is currently the Interim Head of School at the Swiss International School in Qatar, where she served as Founding Deputy Head of School from 2017-2020. Previously, she served five years at International School of Bangkok, respectively as Teacher and IB Coordinator. Nancy has also held positions as Deputy Middle School Head, Religious Studies Teacher, and Principal Examiner. Nancy holds a BA, MA, and Doctorate in Philosophy from University of Jean Moulin Lyon III in France.

Seoul Foreign School (SFS) is widely regarded as the leading international school in Seoul.  Hidden just steps away from the concrete jungle of Seoul, complete with World-Class Facilities, SFS is situated on 25 acres of hilltop and forest. Established in 1912, SFS offers an unrivaled 100-year+ legacy of educational excellence, international diversity and commitment to educating future global leaders. SFS is a K-12 IB World School and Foundation to Year 9 British School. SFS is home to 1,500 girls and boys.

International School of Beijing
Daniel Rubenstein
Head of School
Beijing, China
Appointed for 2021
2020/10/2110/21/2020
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ISB is proud to welcome Daniel Rubenstein as the next Head of School, effective summer 2021.  Daniel leaves Prospect Schools in New York. As a Co-Founder, he has served as CEO for almost 13 years. Here, Daniel has driven Prospects student achievement to become one of the highest performing in the state, culminating in becoming a 2020 NYS Recognition School. Previously, Daniel served five years as Mathematics Department Head at Collegiate School in New York. He has also held positions has Department Head at SEED Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., Upper School Assistant Dean of Students at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., and Assistant Director and Teacher at School Year Abroad in Beijing, China. Daniel holds a BA in Math from Hamilton College (NY), an MA in Liberal Studies from St. John's College (NM), and an M.Ed from Columbia University Teachers College, Klingenstein Center.

ISB is an independent, co-ed, non-profit day school, with a history of excellence spanning almost 40 years. The mission, vision, and core values are fulfilled by passionate, highly qualified educators who all want the best for every student. Home to 1,750 students in grades PreK through 12th grade, representing around 50 countries, ISB is situated on a 32-acre campus in Shunyi district, approximately 30 minutes from downtown Beijing and close to expatriate residential compounds.

Metairie Park Country Day School
Rob Hereford
Head of School
Metairie, LA
Appointed for 2021
2020/10/1310/13/2020
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Country Day will welcome Rob Hereford as their 10th Head of School, effective July 2021. A dedicated leader and educator with experience at four excellent
independent schools, Mr. Hereford has had broad and meaningful engagement in independent school life and has a deep understanding of New Orleans culture. He has been the Head of School at Laguna Blanca in Santa Barbara, CA since 2014. However, his professional journey began at Houston’s Episcopal High School where he was a history teacher, basketball coach, and Associate Academic Dean from 1992-2003. In 2003, he left Episcopal to become the Upper School Principal at Metairie Park Country Day School, where he remained until 2006. From 2006-2014, he was the Upper School Head at Fort Worth Country Day School. Mr. Hereford holds a B.A. in History from Vanderbilt University and an M.A. in History from the University of Georgia. He was a Klingenstein Fellow in 2002 earning an M.A. in Private School Leadership from Teachers College at Columbia University.

Established in 1929, Metairie Park Country Day is a coeducational, nonsectarian, independent Pre-K-12 school for 760 students. Country Day is located on 15 acres and within 23 buildings in Metairie, LA, just minutes from New Orleans. At Country Day the cultivation of each child comes to life with exciting and innovative approaches to teaching, with an understand that children learn best in an environment that is both academically demanding and appropriately supportive.

Stuart Hall School for Boys
Brian Moscona
Head of School
New Orleans, LA
Appointed for 2021
2020/09/309/30/2020
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Stuart Hall School for Boys has named Brian Moscana, a New Orleans native and veteran Baton Rouge educator, as its next head of school, effective summer 2021. Currently the principal of St. Thomas More Catholic School in Baton Rouge, Brian has nearly two decades of private and Catholic school teaching experience. He previously served as Principal at Our Lady of Mercy School and President of Cristo Rey Franciscan High School,  both in Baton Rouge.  He is also a former teacher and administrator at Holy Spirit Preparatory School. Brian holds a BA in business administration and an M.Ed from the University of Notre Dame.

Founded in 1984, Stuart Hall School for Boys, located in uptown New Orleans, is an independent, non-profit school offering Catholic education to boys in PK3 through seventh grade. Home to just under 400 students, Stuart Hall School is a family school with a value-based curriculum. Those values upon which the philosophy is based are Faith, Scholarship, Leadership, and Honor.

St. Ignatius High School
Anthony Fior
Principal
Cleveland, OH
Appointed for 2020
2020/09/249/24/2020
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St. Ignatius High School is pleased to announce Anthony Fior as the next President effective Summer 2020. Prior to joining his Alma Mater in 2014, he held faculty and administrative positions at De Smet Jesuit High School in St. Louis and Cristo Rey Columbus High School. Anthony is a proud alumnus of St. Ignatius High School, as well as the current Theology Department Chair and former Campus Minister. As a Theology educator and department chair, Anthony worked on building the culture of the department and forming opportunities for faculty members to grow as educators. In his work as Campus Minister, Anthony directed service trips, led retreats, and created opportunities for young men to grow in their faith. Anthony holds a B.A. in Theology and History, an M.A. in Systematic Theology and a PhD in Education in Catholic School Leadership from Saint Louis University.

Saint Ignatius High School is an all boys Catholic, Jesuit college preparatory high school located on 24 acres in close proximity to downtown Cleveland in the vibrant and energetic Ohio City neighborhood. Forming future leaders since 1886, Saint Ignatius offers outstanding academics, exceptional athletics and arts and is deeply committed faith and service.

Convent & Stuart Hall, Schools of the Sacred Heart
Alexa Johnson
Elementary School Division Director
San Francisco, CA
Appointed for 2020
2020/09/249/24/2020
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Convent & Stuart Hall, Schools of the Sacred Heart is thrilled to announce Alexa Johnson as the next K-8 Division Head at Convent Elementary School starting July 2020. Alexa has spent the past 18 years at Convent & Stuart Hall and is committed to the Sacred Heart mission. For the past year, Alexa has served as the Lower Form Dean, facilitating day to day operations of the K-3rd grade program of both Convent and Stuart Hall. Prior to this, Alexa was the Lower Form Dean at Stuart Hall for Boys, an Associate Teacher Coordinator, Science Department Chair and Kindergarten Admissions Screener. Alexa is a strong proponent of single-sex education and believes it an ideal setting for students to thrive. Alexa holds a B.A. from Colgate University, a M.A. in Teaching from the University of San Francisco and a M.A. in Educational Leadership from University of the Pacific.

Founded in 1887, Convent & Stuart Hall is an independent K-12 preparatory school located on two campuses in San Francisco, rooted in the Sacred Heart tradition of Catholic education within a uniquely single-sex and coeducational environment. Their rigorous academic program challenges students to develop confident minds, courageous hearts and the belief in themselves to make a positive difference in the world.

Proctor Academy
Brian Thomas
Head of School
Andover, NH
Appointed for 2021
2020/09/209/20/2020
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Proctor is proud to announce Brian Thomas as their next Head of School effective July, 2021. Brian is currently starting his fifth year as Assistant Head of School at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School. He engages in all aspects of student life and operations, from managing the academic program and coordinating with development and admissions teams, to overseeing the professional development of more than 260 faculty members.  Prior to MICDS, Brian served an eight year tenure at Bentley School in Lafayette, CA.  There he served as Associate Head, Head of Upper School, Assistant Head and Interim Head of the Upper School.  Brian also served as Head of School at Presidio Hill School in San Francisco, CA. Brian’s additional experience as a teacher and coach provides a perspective that deeply values each individual’s journey within a school community. Brian holds a BA in History from Yale University, and an MS in Education from Portland State University.

Founded in 1848, Proctor is located on 2,500 rural acres in central New Hampshire, 30 minutes from both Concord and Hanover. Home to 360 Students, (280 boarding students, 80 day students) Proctor is boarding and day school serving as a national leader in experiential learning and academic support programs.

Case Western Reserve University
Kelly Ball
Director of Recruitment and Strategic Initiatives
Cleveland, OH
Appointed for 2020
2020/09/039/3/2020
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CASE is proud to announce Kelly Ball is it's next Director of Recruitment and Strategic Initiatives, effective this fall. Kelly leaves behind University of Delaware where she served four years, serving first as Associate Director then Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission. Previously, she spent six years at Pennsylvania State University, holding various roles including Program Specialist for Penn State World Campus, Undergraduate Admissions Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions Officer and Coordinator,  Assistant Director for Undergraduate Admissions Marketing and Recruiting, and Director of Graduate and Professional Programs. Kelly holds a BA in Advertising as well as an M.Ed in Higher Education from Pennsylvania State University.

Established in 1826, Case Western Reserve University is a private university located on 267 acres in the heart of University Circle in Cleveland, Ohio. Home to 5,383 undergraduate students, CASE is one of the nations leading research universities. With over 95 undergraduate degree choices, a commitment to innovation, cutting-edge facilities and programs, CASE encourages both students and faculty to think beyond the impossible.

Casady School
Ann Palms
Middle Division Athletic Director
Oklahoma City, OK
Appointed for 2020
2020/09/039/3/2020
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This fall Casady School is proud to announce Ann Palms as the next Middle Division Athletic Director. Ann is a lifetime athlete and an accomplished NCAA Division-I swimmer and four-year Academic All-American at the College of Charleston. Most recently, Ann was Athletic Director at the Lincoln School (RI) where she was a key member of the school’s Senior Administration Team since 2014. In this role, Ann expanded athletic programs in the Middle School and improved alignment in the Upper School varsity programs. In addition to Athletic Director, Ann has also taught Visual Arts and served as the Head Coach of Varsity Swimming and Assistant Coach of Varsity Crew at the Lincoln School. Ann has a B.A. in Visual Arts and a B.S. in Art History from College of Charleston, where she graduated manga cum laude.

Casady School is a PreK-12, independent, college preparatory day school committed to deeper-level learning. Located in Oklahoma City and founded in 1947, Casady is home to over 900 students. With strong spiritual and moral values, Casady provides instruction in the basic tenets of the Christian faith as expressed in the Episcopal tradition.

Winsor School
Audra McFarland
Director of Admission
Boston, MA
Appointed for 2020
2020/09/039/3/2020
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Audra McFarland joins Winsor this fall as the new Director of Admission and Financial Aid. She left Belmont Day School, where she served as the Director of Admission for seven years, overseeing the school's effort to successfully grow its middle school, and to increase the racial, socioeconomic and geographic diversity of the student body through innovative outreach initiatives. Prior to Belmont Day, Audra worked as an Admission Senior Associate at Steppingstone, a Boston non-profit that recruits high achieving Public School students and prepares them to enter area independent schools. In addition to her admissions work, Audra also served as a Director of Resource Development at an East Boston charter school.  Audra earned a BA with Distinction in Cultural Anthropology from University of Virginia.

Established in 1886, Winsor is an independent day school for academically promising and motivated girls in grades 5-12. Winsor enrolls approximately 460 students from diverse cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds. They hail from more than 60 different communities in and around the city of Boston. Winsor empowers students to lead lives of purpose and shapes girls in every possible way, inside and out of the classroom.

Garden International School
Virginia Udall
Principal
Guangzhou, China
Appointed for 2020
2020/08/248/24/2020
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Garden International School is thrilled to announce Virginia Udall as the next Principal, effective Summer 2020. Virginia has nearly 20 years’ experience serving in International Schools and most recently acted as the Upper Primary Associate Principal at Hong Kong International School. In this role, Virginia was a key member of the schools strategic planning committee and successfully led the implementation of the Common Core standards into the school’s curriculum. Prior to this, Virginia served as the Elementary Assistant Principal at Escuela Campo Alegre in Venezuela where she chaired the committee for the school’s re-accreditation process. Virginia earned both a B.A. in Music Education and M.A. in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.

An IB World school for Primary through Kindergarten aged students located in Guangzhou, China, GIS blends the best of western and eastern culture, language and education. GIS aims for their community, and especially the children, to be happy, to have fun and to be truly engaged in learning, and continually motivated to achieve further successes.

Diocese of Fall River
Dan Roy
Superintendent
Fall River, MA
Appointed for 2020
2020/08/188/18/2020
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The Diocese of Fall River is proud to announce Dan Roy as the next Superintendent of Schools. For nearly 20 years, Dan has committed his vocation to the ministry of Catholic education, as a teacher, principal and most recently as Associate Superintendent for Mission Effectiveness and Leadership with the Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Boston. In his work as Associate Superintendent, Dan served as a leader for new teachers and provided support to first year and apprentice principals. Dan spent six years as Principal at Nativity Preparatory School in Boston, where he directed a rigorous, faith-based academic program for middle school boys, all of whom lived below the poverty line in the city. Dan is a member of several boards including the Cristo Rey High School in Boston. Dan is a graduate of Macalester College where he earned his B.A. in Religious Studies. Dan also holds a M.Ed. in Secondary Education and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Boston College.

The Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Fall River serve over 5,600 students in 20 schools. The schools are committed to a philosophy of educating the “whole” student – in body, mind and spirit. In these Catholic schools, teachers pursue the highest academic standards, while also taking the time to know and care about every student as an individual. Students are challenged to achieve their highest potential as they are called each day to grow in faith and values, to pursue academic excellence, and to become leaders who are committed to serving God and others as Jesus taught us.

Grace Church School
Courtney Archer-Buckmire
Director of Advancement
New York, NY
Appointed for 2020
2020/07/277/27/2020
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Courtney Archer-Buckmire has been named the Director of Advancement at Grace Church School effective this summer. Courtney has served as the Director of Major Gifts at Poly Prep Country Day School, her alma mater, since 2018. In this role, Courtney was responsible for a $20M capital campaign, along with leading the Annual Giving and Alumni Relations programs. Prior to Poly Prep, Courtney held the role of Associate Director of Annual Giving at Ethical Culture Fieldston School and served on the school’s Community Life and Diversity Committee. A native New Yorker, Courtney is a dedicated board member of Prep for Prep and has Co-Chaired the Prep for Prep Alumni Giving Campaign. Courtney earned her B.A. from Hobart & William Smith Colleges.

Founded in 1894, Grace Church is a co-ed college preparatory school home to 770 students in Junior Kindergarten through 12th grade that come from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and New Jersey. Situated on two campuses, 86 Fourth Avenue, and 46 Cooper Square, Grace Church fosters a unique climate of social diversity, acceptance and understanding throughout the entire school community.

Diocese of Trenton
Vincent Schmidt
Superintendent
Trenton, NJ
Appointed for 2020
2020/07/247/24/2020
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Vince Schmidt, a national leader in Catholic education, will be the next Superintendent of the Diocese of Trenton effective Summer 2020. Most recently, Vince served as the Associate Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Detroit and led the development of the Archdiocesan-wide inclusion program for Special Education. Throughout his career, Vince has held various positions, acting as the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese Wheeling-Charleston, the Associate Superintendent of schools for Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph, as well as academic leadership positions in Catholic schools across the country. Vince has a B.S. in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University, an M.A. in Secondary Administration from Saint Louis University, as well as a PhD in Education from Saint Louis University.

Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Trenton serves as a liaison to all parish and diocesan schools ensuring the opportunity for a 21st century education rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In the Diocese of Trenton, there are 31 Catholic elementary schools and 11 Catholic secondary schools that provide an excellent education to their over 15,100 students. The schools are committed to providing a nurturing environment centered on the Catholic Faith.

German International School of Chicago
Lois Warner
Academic Director
Chicago, IL
Appointed for 2020
2020/07/247/24/2020
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GISC is proud to welcome Lois Warner as their next Academic Director beginning Summer 2020. She leaves the International Academy-Amman in Jordan where she served as Assistant Director for Curriculum since 2013. Previously, Lois held a six-year tenure at Seisen International School in Tokyo, Japan where she served respectively as English Teacher, Head of English Department, and Curriculum Coordinator. In 2019, Lois founded The Lois Level, a website devoted to promoting family reading and reading development for all ages. She holds a BA in English from James Madison University, and an M.Ed in English Education as well as a Ph.D in Curriculum and Reading Education from the University of Virginia.

German International School Chicago is a pre-K through 8th grade school that prepares students to become well-rounded, creative, and responsible global citizens. GISC provide students with a rigorous world-class German/English dual-language education in a supportive and individualized learning environment.

Langley School
Michele Claeys
Head of School
McLean, VA
Appointed for 2021
2020/07/237/23/2020
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Langley School is thrilled to welcome Michele Claeys as their next Head of School, commencing July 2021. Since 2012, Michele has served as Associate Head of School and Head of Middle School at the Norwood School, in Bethesda, MD.  Michele designed and taught Norwood’s first “Identity, Diversity, Equity and Action” (I.D.E.A) curriculum for grades 5th-8th and supported the lower school in a similar initiative. Michele’s resume also includes serving as Head of School, Head of Lower School and Head of Middle School at the Ross School in New York, and working as a teacher at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York City. Michele holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan, an M.S. in Elementary Education from Bank Street College of Education and participated in the Heads of Schools Program at the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College Columbia University.

The Langley School is a private school located in McLean, VA. It has 480 students in grades PK-8.  Located on 9.2-acres of beautiful woodlands, The Langley School offers an exceptional community and an individually attuned academic program, proving both to be mutually reinforcing and equally essential.

New England Innovation Academy
J. Thomas Woelper
Founding Head of School
Marlborough, MA
Appointed for 2020
2020/06/236/23/2020
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The Board of Trustees of the New England Innovation Academy (NEIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of J. Thomas (Tom) Woelper as the Founding Head of School. Tom joins NEIA after serving as the Head of School of the Far Hills Country Day School in Far Hills, NJ. Prior to his tenure at FHCDS, Tom served as the Assistant Head of School and Dean of Academic Life and taught history at The Hotchkiss School. Tom began his career in independent school education as a teaching intern at Groton School and then as a history teacher and Class Dean at The Taft School. Following Taft, Tom served as the Head of the Ake Panya International School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools. Tom received his B.A. in History from Princeton University, and he holds an M.A. in History from the University of Connecticut, and an M.A. in Educational Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Set to open for the 2021-2022 school year, New England Innovation Academy aspires to be the first choice for U.S. and international students seeking a highly innovative education, rooted in the skills necessary for long-term success worldwide. NEIA’s vision is to prepare the next generation of innovators to pursue their dreams and shape a better world. NEIA will carry out this vision through future-focused IB curriculum, human-centered design, and real-world learning that allow each student to create a unique pathway to their future success. NEIA anticipates welcoming its first students for grades 6-9 in September 2021, gradually growing to be a day/boarding school of approximately 400 students in grades 6-12 by academic year 2025-26.

Mountain School at Winhall
Colleen Palmer
Head of School
Bondville, VT
Appointed for 2020
2020/06/036/3/2020
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The Mountain School at Winhall is proud to welcome Colleen Palmer as the Interim Head of School for the 2020-2021 school year. Colleen has served in school and district leadership positions for the past 20 years. Recently, Colleen acted as Superintendent of Westport Public Schools, where her efforts resulted in increased student achievement year after year. Prior to this, Colleen served as Superintendent of Weston Public Schools, managing one of the top-performing school districts in the country. Colleen has many professional achievements, including serving as the President of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents. Colleen earned her B.A. in Mathematics Education and her PhD in Educational Administration from the University of Connecticut. She also holds a M.S. in K-12 School Counseling from Southern Connecticut State University

Established in 1998, The Mountain School at Winhall is a private school with a rigorous, forward-thinking curriculum for students in grades PK-8. This is a private school with a public mission that was established on the principles of equity and excellence for every child. MSW is located in Bondville, Vermont, right at the base of beautiful Stratton Mountain.

Colorado College
Karen Kristof
Vice President and Dean of Admissions
Colorado Springs, CO
Appointed for 2020
2020/06/036/3/2020
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Colorado College is pleased to announce Karen Kristof as the next Assistant Vice President and Dean of Admissions, effective this summer. During Karen’s 30-year career, she has worked in admissions offices for four liberal arts colleges. Since 1999, Karen has been a member of Smith College’s admissions office, acting as Associate Director and then Senior Associate Director from 2005-2019. During her tenure, Karen increased the school’s international student population from 8 to 14 percent and advocated for diversity and cultural competency by educating her colleagues on international priorities and consulting with the Office of International Students and Scholars. Prior to Smith, Karen worked in admissions at Grinnell College, Bennington College and Sarah Lawrence College. Karen holds a B.A. from Smith College.

Founded in 1874, Colorado College is a private liberal arts college in Colorado Spring. The college enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduates at its 90-acre campus. Colorado College is located 70 miles west of Denver,  an exceptional location where adventure threads into each day, and functions on a Block Plan, where students take one class at a time for 3 ½ week.

Montgomery School
Tom McManus
Head of School
Chester Springs, PA
Appointed for 2020
2020/06/026/2/2020
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Tom McManus has been selected as Montgomery's next Head of School, effective this summer. Tom leaves behind his role as CEO and Head of Mission at Revolution School, an innovative high school in Philadelphia. Tom has achieved much success throughout his 26-year career in education and held a variety of roles. He has acted as Regional Director of Admissions, Studies Director, College Counseling director and head of Upper School at schools across the country. Prior to his time at the Revolution School, Tom spent six years as a high school principal in Honolulu, HI. Tom holds a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in Private School Leadership from Columbia University Teachers College.

Montgomery School is a highly rated, private school located in Chester Springs, PA. Set on 60 acres featuring wetlands, an indigenous meadow, a quarry pond and Pickering Creek, Montgomery is home to 250 students in grades PK-8, who are encouraged to become their best selves in mind, body and character.

Riverdale Country School
Tom Taylor
Upper School Head
New York, NY
Appointed for 2020
2020/06/026/2/2020
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The Riverdale Country School is thrilled to welcome back Tom Taylor to the school community as he takes on the role of Upper School Head, effective this summer. Tom was a leader in the Riverdale community from 2004-2013, serving as Dean of Students, Physics Teacher, Coach, and College Counselor. After Riverdale, Tom assumed the role of Upper School Director at the Breck School in Minneapolis. Tom also served as a Faculty Member at the NAIS School Leadership Institute, where he provided coaching to aspiring school leaders and lead presentations on a range of topics from “Creating Cultures of Laughter” to “Examining Millennial Leadership.” Tom earned a B.A. from Oberlin College, an M.A. in Independent School Leadership from Columbia University Teachers College and is currently working towards his PhD in Education Policy & Leadership from the University of Minnesota.

Founded in 1907, Riverdale Country School is a college-preparatory, co-educational, independent day school serving PreK to Grade 12. Located on two campuses on 27 acres in the Bronx, Riverdale is home to 1200 students. Riverdale is an experience comprised of mindset, people, programs, and campus. The community develops their own intellectual agency within an ethical community that fosters open inquiry, builds character strengths, and creates lifelong learners.

International School of Beijing
Jeffrey Holcomb
High School Principal
Beijing, China
Appointed for 2021
2020/06/016/1/2020
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ISB will welcome Jeffrey as their next High School Principal in the summer of 2021. Jeffrey will leave Seoul Foreign School after completing a six-year tenure serving respectively as Assistant Principal and High School Principal. Previously, Jeffrey held a five-year tenure at Atlanta International School, first serving as a Teacher, then Head of Year 12, followed by Head of Upper School. Jeffrey has also held teaching and coordinator roles at schools in New York and Tanzania, Africa. He holds a BA in History and International Studies from Houghton College, an MAT in Secondary Social Studies from University of Rochester, and an MA in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University.

ISB is an independent, co-ed, non-profit day school, with a history of excellence spanning almost 40 years. The mission, vision, and core values are fulfilled by passionate, highly qualified educators who all want the best for every student. Home to 1,750 students in grades PreK through 12th grade, representing around 50 countries, ISB  is situated on a 32-acre campus in Shunyi district, approximately 30 minutes from downtown Beijing and close to expatriate residential compounds.

Bancroft School
Rebecca Gratz
Upper School Head
Worcester, MA
Appointed for 2020
2020/04/234/23/2020
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The Bancroft School is proud to announce Rebecca Gratz as their next Upper School Head effective this Summer. Rebecca has spent the past 22 years at The Sound School in a range of roles from Student Teacher, to Chief Learning Officer, to her current role as Principal. During her tenure Rebecca managed all day to day operations of the school, including instructional leadership, parent partnerships, student discipline and budgeting. In addition to these responsibilities, Rebecca dedicated her time to working closely with New Haven School District to recruit diversity and build a school community which respects and celebrates diversity in many forms. Rebecca earned her B.A. in Environmental Studies from University of Vermont and her Masters of Environmental Management from Yale University.

Located on 34 acres in the heart of central Massachusetts, Bancroft educates 400 students in grades PreK through 12th grade. Founded in 1900, Bancroft encourages students to pursue and realize their academic, personal and social potential. Students are not just learners but also artists, musicians, actors, athletes, scientists, authors, makers and leaders.

Shanghai American School
Christophe Henry
Campus Head
Shanghai, China
Appointed for 2020
2020/04/234/23/2020
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SAS will welcome Christophe this summer as their Head of Puxi Campus. Christophe will leave behind Jakarta Intercultural School, where he has spent the last decade serving as Middle School Principal. Previously he served four years as Middle School Principal at Anglo-American School of Moscow. Christophe has also held various French Immersion and Social Studies teaching positions in schools through out British Columbia, Canada. He holds a BA in French from Acadia University, Canada, a BA in Education of French Teaching Methods from Dalhousie University, Canada and an MA in Educational Administration from San Diego State University.

Shanghai American School is an independent, not-for-profit international school located in Shanghai, China. Founded in 1912, SAS has two campuses (Pudong & Puxi) and over 2,800 students enrolled in Pre-K through 12th grade, making it China’s largest international school.

Lawrenceville School
Rick Holifield
Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement
Lawrenceville, NJ
Appointed for 2020
2020/04/234/23/2020
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Lawrenceville School is proud to announce Rick Holifield as the next Dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement, effective this summer. Rick comes to Lawrenceville with more than two decades of expertise in diversity, inclusion and community engagement issues in education at the local, regional and national levels. Rick will leave behind his position as Assistant Head of Upper School and Director of Community Life at the Walker School in Marietta, GA. Prior to this role, Rick served as Director of Diversity at Pace Academy in Atlanta. Rick is a respected member of a number of independent school associations and is a Certified Mediator for the Georgia Supreme Court. Rick earned is B.A. in Theology from Life Christian University and an M.A. in Ministry-Christian Counseling from Jacksonville Theological Seminary.

Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School is a coeducational, independent college preparatory boarding school for students in ninth through twelfth grades as well as a post-graduate year. The school is located on 700 acres in the historic Lawrenceville section of Lawrence, NJ.

The École
Jean-Yves Vesseau
Head of School
New York, NY
Appointed for 2020
2020/04/234/23/2020
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The École is thrilled to announce Jean-Yves Vesseau as their next Head of School starting this summer. Jean-Yves leaves behind his role at the Lycée Français de Taipei (Taipei European school) where he’s been Head of School since 2013. During his headship, Jean-Yves lead a rebranding of school culture that resulted in an enrollment increase of more than 100% and also brought technological and practice changes to the classrooms, creating 21st century learning environments. Prior to this, Jean-Yves served as the Deputy Head of School at Lycée Français de Shanghai for two years and has also taught English at French and Bilingual schools across the world since 2003. Jean-Yves earned his B.A. in English and American Literature, Culture and Language from Paul Valéry University in Montpellier, France, and a Masters in Teaching French as a Foreign Language from Stendhal University in Gières, France. Currently, Jean-Yves is pursuing his M.A. in Philosophy at Staffordshire University in the UK.

The École, an independent, French-American bilingual schools for 250 students in grades K-8, artfully blends the best of the French and American educational systems, gifting students with deep bi-literacy and whole-child skills. The École has a small community feel in a big city and is located within a few blocks of New York City’s historic Flatiron building.

American International School – Riyadh
Colin Boudreau
Superintendent
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Appointed for 2021
2020/04/134/13/2020
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American International School of Riyadh is thrilled to announce Colin Bourdreau as the next Superintendent effective Summer 2020. Colin most recently served as Head of School at the Benjamin Franklin International School in Barcelona. During his tenure, Colin led the school through significant improvements, such as implementing a school wide assessment philosophy and developing the school’s first local and international sports program. Prior to this role, Colin acted in many positions at the American School of Doha, including High School Principal, Associate Principal and Head of Guidance and College Placement. In addition, Colin has 11 years teaching experience in Canadian Public Schools, the American School Foundation of Monterrey and the American School of Paris. Colin holds a B.S. from St. Mary’s University, a B.S. in Secondary Education from University of Maine, and M.S. from SUNY College at Buffalo.

Founded in 1963, The American International School – Riyadh (AIS-R) is an independent, non-profit, co-educational school offering an enriched American curriculum with an international perspective for students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. AIS-R’s enrollment is more than 1600 students with more than 50 nationalities.

Vienna International School
Lisa Biasillo
Director
Vienna, Austria
Appointed for 2020
2020/04/134/13/2020
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Vienna International is pleased to announce Lisa Biasillo as their next Head of School. Lisa is an American educator with a decade of experience at international schools. For the past three years, Lisa has served as the Head of School at Green Hills Academy, Rwanda’s largest international school.  As Head of School, Lisa restructured leadership teams to be more efficient and led initiatives to make the school more financially sound, such as implementing solar and outsourcing non-core services. Lisa also served as Principal & Executive Director of Cambodia’s Footprints International School for seven years where she was a dynamic leader who designed and implemented a monitoring system to track student, class and school achievement.  Lisa holds a B.A. from Canisius College, an M.Sc. in Poverty Reduction & Development Management from The University of Birmingham and an M.Ed. in Elementary Education from the College of New Jersey.

Vienna International School is a non-profit international school in Vienna, Austria. The school was built to accommodate the children of United Nations employees and diplomats and remains affiliated to the UN today. About 50% of students are children of UN employees. The school has an enrollment of 1700 students, and over 100 Nationalities, from pre-primary to twelfth grade. VIS recognizes the need to prepare students for our increasingly complex and interconnected world, and provides them with new ways of thinking and new ways of collaborating in solving our most pressing global issues.

Shanghai American School
Julie Hunt
Elementary School Principal
Shanghai, China
Appointed for 2020
2020/04/134/13/2020
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Shanghai American School is proud to announce Julie Hunt as their next Elementary School Principal starting summer 2020. Julie is an innovative and aspirational leader committed to inspiring and celebrating excellence. Julie has served in leadership positions at K-8 schools around the world, including principalships in Colombia, Brazil and Indonesia.  Julie is a true community-builder who has optimized parent involvement and home-school relations through transparent communication, community events, parent workshops and fundraisers. Julie has chaired committees, as well as planned, hosted and presented at regional and international conferences. Julie earned her B.A. with honors in History/Political Science from Queen’s University, a Bachelor in Elementary Education from Queens University, her M.Ed. at Brock University and an Advanced Educational Leadership certificate from Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Founded in 1912, Shanghai American School is an independent, not-for-profit international school located in Shanghai, China. Founded in 1912, SAS has two campuses (Pudong & Puxi) and over 2,800 students enrolled in Pre-K through 12th grade, making it China’s largest international school. SAS inspires in all students a lifelong passion for learning, a commitment to act with integrity and compassion and the courage to live their dreams.

The Co-op School
Deanna Bocchetti
Head of School
Brooklyn, NY
Appointed for 2020
2020/04/134/13/2020
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The Co-op School is thrilled to announce Deanna Bocchetti as their next Head of School effective summer 2020. Since 2014, Deanna has been at the Tatnall School. There, as a Lower School Head, she transformed the division by uniting teachers, increasing student and teacher diversity and expanding the lower school to include grade five. In 2019, Deanna added Assistant Head of School to her title and focused her efforts on restructuring the Office of Enrollment and Financial Aid, which led to improved student retention strategies and a new merit award budget. Prior to Tatnall, she spent a decade in New York, first as Head Teacher at the Collegiate School and next as Assistant Head of Elementary at Mandell School. Deanna has a B.S. from Syracuse University and a M.Ed. from City College of New York. Currently, Deanna is pursuing a certification in School Management and Leadership, a joint program of the Harvard School of Education and Harvard Business School.

The Co-op School is a progressive constructivist day school that teaches to the individualities of every child and every unique classroom. Home to 118 students in gradesK-8, The Co-op provides a safe and stimulating micro-environment in which students experiment and learn.

Bishop McNamara High School
John Barnhardt
President
Forestville, MD
Appointed for 2020
2020/03/253/25/2020
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Bishop McNamara's Board of Directors is proud to announce John Barnhardt as the next President effective this summer.  John leaves behind his role as Director of School Design for KIPP DC, a management organization that oversees 18 schools across the District of Columbia. Over his 12 years at KIPP, John has designed, built, and led top-ranked schools.  He was awarded EmpowerK12’s “Bold Improvement School Recognition” in 2016 and 2018 for his outstanding work at KIPP. Prior to his leadership at KIPP he served as the President of Wisconsin Union, a membership division for alumni and student life at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Barnhardt received degrees in Sociology and Legal Studies from the University of Wisconsin, a Masters in the Art of Teaching from American University, and a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1964, Bishop McNamara High School, a Catholic, Holy Cross, coeducational, college preparatory and liberal arts school, provides wide ranging and evolving curricular and co-curricular activities for students to learn and practice the Catholic faith in an inclusive and dynamic school community. Home to 400 students, the school is located just 7 miles south of D.C on a 14-acre campus in Forestville, MD

 

Rye Country Day School
Ryan Song
Middle School Principal
Rye, NY
Appointed for 2020
2020/03/133/13/2020
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Rye Country Day School is pleased to announce Ryan Song as the next Middle School Principal starting this summer. Ryan has served as the Middle School Principal at La Jolla Country Day for the past three years. Prior to La Jolla, Ryan worked at Collegiate School in New York City for 17 years. During his time at Collegiate School, he served as the Computer Science Curriculum Programmer and Science Department Head. Outside of the classroom, Ryan served as the Science Olympiad coach, leader of the Professional Development Group, Faculty Advisor to the Asian Cultural Society, and Assistant Coach of both cross country and track and field. Ryan earned his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and his Master of Science in Secondary Education at the University of Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1869, Rye Country Day is an independent, co-educational college preparatory school located in Rye, New York. Home to 924 students in pre-k through 12th grade, RCDS sits on a 26 acre-campus, 25 miles from Manhattan, and attracts students from over 40 school districts in the tri-state area. Throughout their years at RCDS, students discover their unique strengths, expand on their capabilities, develop their intellects, and strive for the exceptional.

Notre Dame de la Baie Academy
Thomas J. Kiely
President
Green Bay, WI
Appointed for 2020
2020/03/133/13/2020
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Notre Dame de la Baie is proud to announce Thomas J. Kiely as the next President starting Summer 2020. Tom is currently completing his role as consultant for the National Catholic Educational Association where he is a member of several councils, a keynote speaker, and provides consultation on accreditation both locally and nationally. Tom served as the principal for Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill, NJ for eight years, where he oversaw every aspect of school life and found that relationships are key to a vibrant community. More recently, Tom served as the founding director of the Institute for Catholic Leadership at Marquette University, where he created a vehicle for Jesuit university outreach to Catholic schools. Tom earned his B.A. in English and Theology from Georgetown University, his M.A. in at the Catholic University of America and his Doctor of Humane Letters from Mount Saint Mary’s University.

Founded in 1990, Notre Dame de la Baie Academy is a co-educational Roman Catholic high school in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The name is French for “Our Lady of the Bay”. Located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, and co-sponsored with the Norbertine Order, Notre Dame has an enrollment of approximately 800 students.  NDA’s mission is to educate the whole person by developing each student’s faith, commitment to service, and dedication to academics, within a caring Church community.

St. Joseph Academy
Kathryn Purcell
President
Cleveland, OH
Appointed for 2020
2020/03/113/11/2020
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St. Joseph Academy is thrilled to announce Kathryn Purcell as their next President, effective Summer 2020. Kathryn has spent the past 24 years at the Laurel School in a variety of administrative and leadership roles, including Associate Head of School, Director of Enrollment Management, Associate Director of Upper School, and Dean of Students, among many others.  Kathryn has overseen nearly every aspect of campus life, from technology, marketing and athletics,  to transportation and admission. She was awarded the Conway Award for Teaching Excellence at Laurel in 2000. Kathryn is proud to be a lifelong Clevelander, attending John Carroll University, earning a B.S. in Chemistry, and Ursuline College where she received her M.A. in Education.

Established in 1890, St. Joseph Academy is a private, all-girls, Catholic school located in Cleveland, OH. It has 706 students in grades 9-12. Saint Joseph Academy is rooted in the spirituality of the Congregation of St. Joseph and fosters unifying relationships with God, empowering each young woman to achieve academic excellence and inspire a life of compassionate leadership and service in a global society.

High Meadows
Lisa Baker
Head of School
Roswell, GA
Appointed for 2020
2020/03/113/11/2020
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High Meadows School is proud to announce Lisa Baker as the next Head of School effective Summer 2020. Lisa comes to High Meadows after serving as the Head of Upper School at Bancroft School where she did outstanding work growing the school’s commitment to Social Justice, Equity and Diversity both in and out of the classroom. Prior to Bancroft, Lisa spent 10 years serving as the Upper School Director of the Roeper School in Michigan, where she directed a progressive educational program for 200 gifted high school students. In addition to traditional school experience, Lisa served as a Camp Director at the Madeira School, as is excited to bring this knowledge to High Meadows summer camp. Lisa holds a B.A. from The American University, along with an M.S. in School Counseling from Johns Hopkins University and a Certificate of School Administration from McDaniel College.

Established in 1973 and located on more than 40 wooded acres in Roswell, GA, High Meadows School is an co-ed independent, International Baccalaureate school focused on progressive education for 366 students age three through eighth grade. High Meadows fully committed to the principles of progressive education, guiding and empowering our students to develop intrinsic motivation, take ownership of their learning, and learn to become confident self advocates.

Carondelet High School
Annette Richardson
President
Concord, CA
Appointed for 2020
2020/03/103/10/2020
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Carondelet is thrilled to announce Annette Eros as the next President effective Summer 2020. Annette is a dynamic, highly respected leader in the non-profit world, with 25 years of visionary and transformational leadership. Most recently, Annette served as the CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area in Palo Alto, CA where she executed multi-million-dollar capital campaigns, formulated robust and successful growth plans, streamlined operations and managed hundreds of collaborative partnerships. Annette attributes much of her success to the values and teachings of her Catholic Education, which includes being a student at Carondelet High School. Annette also holds a B.A. from San Diego State University, along with an M.A. in Leadership and Nonprofit Management from the University of San Diego.

Carondelet High School is an all-girls private Catholic high school in Concord, California. Carondelet was founded in 1965 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. The school enrolls about 800 students and shares some resources with the all-boys De La Salle High School, which is across a side-street that separates them. After the first two years, Carondelet girls share classes with boys from De La Salle. Carondelet’s learning environment helps students acquire the skills they will need for an ever-changing future.

Saint Xavier High School
Paul Colistra
President
Louisville, KY
Appointed for 2020
2020/03/053/5/2020
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Saint Xavier High School's Board of Directors has appointed Paul Colistra as the school’s third President. With more than 13 years of experience in Catholic school leadership, Paul will begin his tenure on July 1, 2020. Paul comes to St. X after eight years at West Catholic Preparatory High School in Philadelphia where he has served as President since 2016. While at West Catholic Prep, he led a transformation of a once struggling school to a thriving inner-city high school recognized for its diversity and rigorous academic program. Prior to West Catholic Prep, he served in the administration of La Salle College High School in Wyndmoor, PA. Paul also served nine years at Camp Tecumseh in New Hampshire where was hired as the organizations first Development professional. Paul holds a BS in Applied Psychology from Ithaca College and an MS in Educational Leadership from St. Joseph's University.

Saint Xavier High School is a private, Catholic high school sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers. Serving young men in grades 9-12, Saint X has established itself as a premier academic and athletic power in the region. Saint X is located on 54 acres in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky and engages young men in rigorous academic programs and extracurricular activities that foster respect, honor and service to God’s world.

American International School – Riyadh
Elize Ramsay
Director of Finance
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Appointed for 2020
2020/03/033/3/2020
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AIS-R is excited to welcome Elize this summer as their next Director of Finance. She will leave behind The American International School of Johannesburg where she has has held a tenure of 20 years, respectively serving as School Secretary, Information Coordinator, Creditors Clerk, Bookkeeper and most recently transitioning to Finance Manager in 2009. Elize holds an MBA from the University of Birmingham and a BA in Financial Management from the University of South Africa.

Founded in 1963, The American International School – Riyadh (AIS-R) is an independent, non-profit, co-educational school offering an enriched American curriculum with an international perspective for students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. AIS-R’s enrollment is more than 1600 students with more than 50 nationalities.

University of San Francisco
Candice Adams
Senior Associate Director of Admission for Access and Inclusion
San Francisco, CA
Appointed for 2020
2020/02/112/11/2020
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USF is thrilled to welcome Candice as their Senior Associate Director of Admission for Access and Inclusion, effective immediately. She leaves behind University of the Pacific where she has served as Associate Director of Diversity Programs & Outreach since 2017. Previously she held various roles in higher education including Diversity Program Coordinator at University of Pretoria in South Africa and Application Reader for Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid Counselor at New York University. Candice holds an MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from New York University and a BS in Telecommunications from University of Florida.

The University of San Francisco is a private Jesuit university in San Francisco, California. The school’s main campus is located on a 55-acre setting between the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park.

Kehillah Jewish High School
Dr. Daisy Pellant
Head of School
Palo Alto, CA
Appointed for 2020
2020/02/112/11/2020
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Kehillah Jewish High School is excited to announce Dr. Daisy Pellant as their next Head of School effective July, 2020. She has taught in schools all over the world and most recently has been the Director of one of only two mind, brain, and education programs in the country: the prestigious Breck School. Previously, she served as Psychologist at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School. She has Master’s degrees in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard University and in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of St. Thomas. She earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Capella University.

An independent college preparatory high school located in Palo Alto, California, Kehillah Jewish High School is distinguished by an exceptional academic program and a supportive environment that pairs rich traditions with the best of the Silicon Valley mindset.  “Kehillah” is a Hebrew word meaning “community.” The school is one of a series of pluralistic Jewish day schools in the United States at the high school level.

American School of Paris
Tony Shawe
Middle School Director
Saint Cloud, France
Appointed for 2020
2020/02/112/11/2020
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ASP is thrilled to welcome Tony this coming summer as their next Middle School Head. Tony is completing his fourth and last year as Middle School Principal at The International School Nido de Aguilas. Tony has over twenty years of middle school experience. Before coming to Nido, he concluded his tenth year as Middle School Director at Holton-Arms School, a girls college-preparatory school outside of Washington, D.C. Tony began his teaching career in a first grade classroom in inner-city Baltimore, then spent 10 years at the Vail Mountain School in Colorado, where he taught Middle School Humanities and served as Director of Middle School. Upon his return to the East Coast, he worked at St. John's Episcopal School in Olney, MD, before joining the Holton-Arms community. Tony received his Bachelor's degree in English from Colgate University and his Master's degree from Middlebury's Bread Loaf School of English. Tony’s educational focus over the years has been on the promotion of interdisciplinary instruction, student self-advocacy, and the overall wellness of students as they navigate the varied experiences of the middle school years.

Founded in 1946 as the first international school established in Europe, ASP is an international, coeducational, independent school of more than 800 students age 3-18 years. ASP offers the American High School Diploma, Advanced Placement and as an IB World School and has been offering the International Baccalaureate for more than 30 years. ASP students hail from 64 different countries and speak 33 different mother-tongue languages. With about one quarter of the school’s population changing each year, we have become experts in facilitating smooth transitions both into and out of our community.

Cardinal Gibbons High School
Jeffrey Bell
Head of School
Raleigh, NC
Appointed for 2020
2020/01/081/8/2020
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Cardinal Gibbons High School is proud to announce Jeff Bell as their next Head of School, effective July, 2020. Jeff will bring a progressive approach to education as he leaves behind Beacon Academy, where as Founding Head since 2013, he created an innovative high school program, a positive culture for educators, students, and parents, as well as robust programs in enrollment and tuition assistance. He also led the school through a successful strategic planning process, its first accreditation, three capital campaigns, and the search for and design of two school campuses. Jeff began his career as a Teacher at Lake Forest Academy in 2010. Holding an 8-year tenure there he also served as English Department Chair and Assistant Academic Dean. Before founding Beacon, Jeff served three years as Academic Dean at St. Andrew's-Sewanee School. Jeff holds a BA in English and Religious Studies from the University of Missouri and an MA in Religious Studies from The University of Chicago Divinity School.

Founded in 1909, Cardinal Gibbons High School is a Catholic school that prepares students for the modern college experience. Fueled by an energetic, creative, spirited and loving school community committed to welcoming each visitor and sharing their mission, students develop a deep sense of faith, hope, and love. Cardinal Gibbons High School fosters an energetic learning environment that embraces critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration in a caring Catholic community.

Collegiate School
David Lourie
Head of School
New York, NY
Appointed for 2020
2020/01/071/7/2020
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After completing a 14-year tenure as Head of School at St. Anne's-Belfield in Charlottesville, VA, David will become the 29th Head of School for Collegiate in July 2020. David will leave St. Anne’s with a long list of accomplishments, including the adoption of two strategic plans, the innovation of the K-12 curriculum to focus on 21st-century learning, the creation of an annual summer professional-development program, and the growth of the school’s endowment by more than a factor of ten. David himself the product of a boys’ school, has also served as the Head Midland School in Los Olivos, CA from 2000-2006 and Founding head of Terrace Community Charter School in Tampa Florida from 1998-2000. He also served as Teacher, Coach, Advisor and Director of Admissions at Tampa Preparatory School in Florida. A graduate of of Roxbury Latin School, David holds a BA in History from Yale University and an MA in Organizational Leadership from Columbia University Teachers College.

Collegiate School, a K-12 day school for 650 boys, is the oldest independent school in the United States. Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan means that the community can extend the classroom to include the full range of New York City’s rich offerings. Collegiate is a founding member of Interschool, a consortium of eight independent schools working cooperatively to develop programs and activities involving students and teachers from the participating schools. Students and faculty enjoy the advantages of a small-school environment while benefiting from the stimulation a college preparatory school can provide.

Pike School
Ashley Marshall
Head of School
Andover, MA
Appointed for 2020
2020/01/071/7/2020
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Pike School is thrilled to announce Ashley as the seventh Head of School effective July, 2020.  Ashley departs The Lovett School in Atlanta, where she has been leading a division of 500 students and 80 faculty with a focus on growth mindset, equity and curricular innovation. In addition, as a staff member of the National SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project for two years, she focused her efforts on developing more equitable and globally informed schools and communities. Ashley has also held roles as Interim Early Childhood Director at Charlotte Country Day School and Teacher and Director of Lower School Community Service Committee at the Spence School in New York. Ashley graduated from Simmons College where she earned a BA in English and Elementary Education. She subsequently earned a MA in Elementary Education from the Teachers College at Columbia University, as well as an M.Ed in Private School Leadership from the Klingenstein Center, Teachers College of Columbia University, where she currently remains a faculty member for the Summer Institute for Early Career Teachers.

Established in 1926, Pike is an independent, coeducational day school located on 35 woodland acres in Andover, MA.  A Pike education is a journey that prepares students to be independent learners and responsible citizens. Home to 449 boys and girls in grades PK-9, students develop a lifelong love of learning, respect for others, the joy of physical activity, and a creative spirit.

St. Thomas Aquinas High School
Dan Soller
Head of School
Dover, NH
Appointed for 2020
2020/01/061/6/2020
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St. Thomas Aquinas High School is thrilled to announce Dan Soller as their next Head of School effective on February 1, 2020. Dan comes to STA from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, IN where he served as Chief Student Affairs Officer. Previously,  Dan was the Special Assistant to the President and Director of Athletics at Saint John’s Catholic Preparatory School in Frederick, MD. Prior to this appointment he spent over a decade as the Executive Vice President of Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland, where he also began his career in 1980 serving as Assistant Dean of Students for four years. Dan has also held several other roles in higher education including Executive Director at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and Vice President for Enrollment & Student Life followed by Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, both at La Roche University in Pittsburgh. Dan holds an AA from Richard Bland College of the College of William & Mary, a BS from James Madison University, and an MS in Higher Education from Southern Illinois University.

Established in 1960,  St. Thomas Aquinas High School is a caring community, transforming the lives of students through a rigorous Catholic education, guided by the light of the Gospel – developing their unique gifts, strengthening their personal faith and integrity, and fostering within them a commitment to justice, service, and moral leadership. STA is home to 455 boys and girls who learn to embody a mission well-lived.

Saint Michael Episcopal School
Netra Fitzgerald
Head of School
Dallas, TX
Appointed for 2020
2020/01/031/3/2020
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Saint Michael Episcopal School is delighted to announce the appointment of Netra as their next Head of School, effective July, 2020. Netra will comes to SMES after serving as Head of Greenhill School Preschool Division for five years. Netra’s background includes over twenty years in education with a focus on early childhood and leadership. She began her educational career as a kindergarten teacher at Presbyterian Day School in Memphis. Thereafter, she has taught at four independent schools across the country, teaching first grade, directing summer school programs, and serving as interim assistant head of school in Albuquerque before moving to the Metroplex in 2014. A graduate of Christian Brothers University in Memphis with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Netra then earned a Master of Arts in Teaching: Curriculum and Instruction in 1999 from the University of Memphis. She was also selected in 2006 to participate in the highly regarded Project Zero Summer Institute at Harvard University where she took a deep dive into learning and intelligence.

SMES was established as a ministry of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church (SMAA) in 1986. At that time, it was solely a program for students 12 months to two years of age. Over the years the school has evolved and now serves 240 children 12 months through Kindergarten, offering a thriving early childhood experience where children grow to love learning and to love those around them.

Benjamin School
David Faus
Head of School
Palm Beach, FL
Appointed for 2020
2019/12/1912/19/2019
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Benjamin School is pleased to announce David Faus as the next Head of School, effective July, 2020. He leaves his current position as Headmaster of St. Paul’s School for Boys in Brooklandville, MD – a position he has held for seven years. Previously he held an 8-year tenure as Headmaster of Falmouth Academy in Falmouth, MA. David began his career as a Teacher and Coach at The Landon School in Bethesda, MD. He went on to hold various leadership roles in independent schools including Teacher, Dorm Parent, Coach, then Dean of Students and Assistant to Headmaster at The Hun School in Princeton, NJ, Director of Upper School at Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY, and Director of Upper School/Assistant Head of School at St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School in Alexandria, VA.  David holds a BA in History and Sociology from Kenyon College, an M.Ed from University of Pennsylvania and is a 2007 Klingenstein Visiting Fellow from Columbia University Teachers College.

Founded in 1960, The Benjamin School is one of the nation’s premier independent day schools. From Early Childhood through Upper School (grades PK3 – 12), and with over 1,100 students enrolled on two campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, The Benjamin School offers a comprehensive experience academically, athletically and artistically. Through a wide range of courses, class trips and co-curricular clubs and sports, students learn to work both independently and collaboratively.

The Kinkaid School
Jonathan Eades
Head of School
Houston, TX
Appointed for 2020
2019/12/1612/16/2019
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Kinkaid is thrilled to announce Jonathan Eades as the sixth Head of School, beginning summer 2020. Since 2007, Jonathan has been at Saint Mary’s Hall in San Antonio, where he served first as Assistant Head of School and Head of the Upper School and most recently as Head of School. Previously he served as Head of Upper School at Wichita Collegiate School. Jonathan began his career  in 1995 at the Harley School where he served as Coach, Advisor and Teacher. In 1997 he began an 8-year tenure at Episcopal High School in Houston where he held various roles including Coach, Teacher, Mentor and Dean of Students, Admissions Committee Member and Diversity Committee Member. A graduate from Fort Worth Country Day School and a Columbia University Klingenstein Institute Fellow, Jonathan holds a BA in History from Williams College and an MA in Private School Leadership also from Columbia University Teachers College.

The Kinkaid School is a non-sectarian college preparatory day school enrolling 1,466 boys and girls in grades pre-k through twelve. Set on a 64 acre campus, Kinkaid’s mission is to promote educational excellence, personal responsibility, and balanced growth, and thereby to help students discover and develop their talents and fulfill their best potential.

New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS)
Eric Isselhardt
Executive Director
Stonington, CT
Appointed for 2020
2019/12/1312/13/2019
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NESS is proud to announce Eric Isselhardt as their next Executive Director effective Summer 2020. Eric comes to NESS after serving as President and Acting CEO at the National Network of State Teachers of the Year. Most recently before that, he served as Chief Executive Officer at Calvert Education where he led the design and development of an inquiry-based blended and virtual international high school system, and as Chief Academic Officer at Green Street Academy Foundation where he designed a project-based learning curriculum tied to Common Core standards. Eric has also served as Dean/Faculty Director of Norwood School in Maryland, CEO of The Kingsbury Center in D.C., University Supervisor at Johns Hopkins University, Headmaster at Norbel School in Maryland, Headmaster at Scenic Land School in Tennessee, Special Assistant to the Dean at State University of New York, Albany, and Vice President of Southern Vermont College. Eric holds a BA from Bennington College in Vermont, as well as an MS and Ph.D both in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from State University of New York at Albany.

NESS is an ocean adventure nonprofit that provides STEM-based education programs, on and off the water, for students from all walks of life. NESS uses sailing, marine science, power boating, and adventure sports as teaching platforms. NESS operates year-round with families, schools, and organizations to provide high-quality programs that blend an innovative curriculum with exciting ocean adventure activities.

Mandel Jewish Day School
Jay Leberman
Head of School
Beachwood, OH
Appointed for 2020
2019/12/1212/12/2019
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Mandel Jewish Day School is thrilled to announce Jay Leberman as their next Head of School beginning summer 2020. Jay comes to Mandel JDS as the Director of the Kivunim Gap-Year program in Jerusalem, where he has been since 2013. Kivunim provides an intensive, experiential international Jewish education to college students. Before going abroad, Jay was the Head of School for 16 years at the Perelman Jewish Day School in Philadelphia. His accomplishments include the creation of a middle school and making Perelman a more inclusive and financially stable school. Prior to Perelman, Jay was the Head of School at the Sager Solomon Schechter Day School in Chicago for 12 years. He received national recognition for establishing programs in both schools that advocate for individual learning and allow children with special needs to receive a Jewish education. Jay has also held teaching roles at Lea Baeck College and King David High School, both in the UK.  Jay holds a BA from Hebrew University in Israel and an MPhil from Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies and the Oriental Institute at Oxford University in the UK.

As Cleveland’s only Jewish community day school Mandel JDS has been shaping Jewish children for a lifetime of achievement since 1969. Previously named The Agnon School, Mandel JDS, on the East Side of Cleveland, provides a nationally-recognized comprehensive curriculum of academic excellence and Jewish values in a nurturing learning environment from preschool through eighth grade.

Lakeview Academy
Dr. Kirsty Montgomery
Head of School
Gainesville, GA
Appointed for 2020
2019/12/1212/12/2019
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Lakeview Academy has announced Kirsty Montgomery as its next head of school, effective July 2020. Kirsty will be Lakeview's first female Head of School. Kirsty has served as director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Northwestern University since 2015.  Previously, she served as Social Studies teacher at Illinois Math and Science Academy from 2012-2015. Kirsty began her career at Oakton Community College in 2008 where she served as a History Professor for four years. She went on to serve various roles both in schools and higher education including Lead Teacher at Omniscope Academy, International Conference Coordinator and Lecturer/Teaching Assistant at University of Chicago, and Academic Dean and Instructor at Northwestern University. Kirsty holds a a B. Phil in Political Science from Northwestern University, an MA in both Social Sciences and History as well as a Ph.D in History from University of Chicago.

Lakeview is a a co-educational, independent, college preparatory school sitting on 92 beautiful North Georgia acres 50 miles northeast of Atlanta.  Home to 600 students in K3-12th grades, Lakeview is committed to excellence in the personal growth and academic development of the college-bound student through a partnership of school, family, and community.

Village School
John Evans
Head of School
Pacific Palisades, CA
Appointed for 2020
2019/12/0212/2/2019
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Village School is thrilled to announce John as their next Head of School starting July, 2020. John is currently Head of Lower School at Friends Seminary School in New York where he has served since 2014.  Previously John served a six-year tenure as Diversity & Curriculum Coordinator and 3rd Grade Teacher at Trinity School in New York. John has also served as Head Teacher at Willows Community School in Culver City, CA and Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University.  A member of the Board of Directors at Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, John holds a BA in Theatre Performance from Miami University of Ohio and an MA in Teaching from Loyola Marymount University.

Founded in 1977, Village School is home to 278 students in grades K-6.  Village is a warm environment where every child is known and valued. Students are engaged and inspired by the robust academic program and a rich variety of extracurricular activities that are embedded in everyday school life.

Country School
William Ennist
Head of School
Easton, MD
Appointed for 2020
2019/12/0212/2/2019
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Country School is thrilled to announce Bill Ennist as their next Head of School, effective July 2020.  Bill will leave Canterbury School in Fort Wayne, IN where he has served as Head since 2016. Previously, Bill served as Assistant Head of School for Academics at Flint Hill School in Oakton, VA from 2013-2016. Bill began his career at Rye Country Day School in New York, holding various positions including Coach, Program Director, Grade Dean, Assistant Director of College Counseling, and Spanish Teacher. In 1999 Bill transitioned to King School (formerly King Low Heywood Thomas) where he served respectively as Head of Upper School, Assistant Head of School for Curriculum Development, and Associate Head of School for Advancement. Bill holds a BA in Economics and Spanish from Union College, an MA in Spanish Language and Literature from Yale University, and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Fairfield University.

Founded in 1934, Country School is an independent, coeducational, PK-8 school with 276 students. Located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, a few blocks from downtown historic Easton, Country offers a challenging academic program in a nurturing environment focused on educating the whole child.

Bullis School
Christian Sullivan
Head of School
Potomac, MD
Appointed for 2020
2019/11/1811/18/2019
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Bullis is pleased to announce Christian as their next Head of School effective July 2020. He is currently Head of Annie Wright Schools in Tacoma, WA where he has served since 2010. Previously, he served three years as Headmaster at Fairfield Country Day School in Connecticut. Born and raised in London, Christian began his career as a Teacher and Coach in the UK, at Eltham College. He has also served as Teacher and Coach at Braeburn School in Nairobi, Kenya; Teacher and Coach at Hillcrest Preparatory School in Nairobi; Assistant Headmaster and Math Department Chair at Kenton College in Nairobi; Math Department Chair and Assistant Housemaster at St. Hugh's School in Oxfordshire, UK and Middle School Director at Flint Hill School in Oakton, VA. Christian holds a BA in Education from University of Durham, UK, an MA in Educational Management from University of Bath, UK, and an MA in Private School Leadership from Columbia University Teachers College in New York.

Bullis School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory day school offering girls and boys in grades 3 through 12 an educational program of excellence in a community that values integrity, respect, responsibility, diversity and service. A caring and supportive faculty fosters a positive attitude about learning and challenges our students to achieve their highest potential in academics, the arts and athletics.

Benchmark School
Christopher Hancock
Head of School
Media, PA
Appointed for 2020
2019/11/0711/7/2019
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Benchmark School is delighted to announce the appointment of their third Head of School, Chris Hancock, effective July 2020. He leaves Eagle Hill School in Hardwick, MA, where he has served several roles throughout his career, most recently as Assistant Head of School for Student Life since 2013. Chris has also served as Director of Development at the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City; Director of Development and Alumni Relations at The Sage School in Foxboro, MA; Director of Development and Director of Residential Life at Eagle Hill, and Assistant Director of Admissions and Diversity Coordinator at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, MA. He holds a BA in Economics from Haverford College and an Ed.M. in School Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

Benchmark School enrolls approximately 160 full-time students ages 6 to 14 from the five-county Philadelphia region, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware. In addition, a five-week Summer Camp serves approximately 230 children who benefit from reading and writing instruction beyond the regular school year, as well as enjoy a recreational day camp experience. On 23 acres of wooded land in Media, PA, Benchmark develops each child’s capacity to find successful pathways to academic achievement and social growth. 

Duke School
Lisa Nagel
Head of School
Durham, NC
Appointed for 2020
2019/11/0711/7/2019
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After completing a 21-year tenure at St. Anne's School of Annapolis in Maryland, in July of 2020 Duke will welcome Lisa as their next Head of School. Beginning in 1998, Lisa served as Associate Head of School, Curriculum, and Professional Development at St. Anne's. In 2012 she became Head of School. Lisa began her career at The Laurel School in Ohio where she taught and served as Curriculum Committee Chair from 1988 to 1993. She has also held roles as Education Specialist in Ohio schools and Editor for Contemporary Women's Issues, a Responsive Database service in Ohio.  A 2014 Klingenstein Fellow at Columbia University's Teacher College, Lisa holds a BA in Religion from Oberlin College and an M.Ed in Educational Administration from John Carrol University.

Founded in 1941, Duke School is an independent PK- 8th grade project-based school. With an enrollment of 490, students leave Duke School with the ability to think independently and critically. They are prepared to take their place in the global community in which collaboration and strong communication skills are essential.

St. Anne’s-Belfield School
Dr. Autumn Graves
Head of School
Charlottesville, VA
Appointed for 2020
2019/11/0111/1/2019
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Next fall, St. Anne's-Belfield will welcome Dr. Autumn Graves as their next Head of School. She departs Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga where she has been Head of School since 2014. Previously, she served as President of Girard College in Philadelphia from 2009-2012. Autumn began her career at Mercersburg Academy, PA, where she served as Director of Special Programs from 1994-1996. She went on to hold positions as Upper School Counselor and Community Service Coordinator at Breck School in Minneapolis (1996-1999), Upper School Dean at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC (2000-2003), and Assistant Principal at Friends Seminary in New York (2003-2009). A graduate of Collegiate School in Richmond, Autumn holds a B.A. in Rhetoric & Communications Studies from University of Virginia, an M.A in Educational Administration from Columbia Teachers College, and a Ph.D in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1910, St. Anne’s-Belfield School provides its 892 students a multi-dimensional education experience that encourages them to grow in to compassionate, engaged citizens. With over 55 acres on two campuses, right around the corner from University of Virginia, STAB is one of Charlottesville’s oldest independent schools. STAB fosters an educational community that nurtures the development of advanced skills, abilities, and knowledge, supports high personal aspirations, and develops exemplary, ethical, and engaged citizens who positively impact the world.

Madrid Montessori School
Suzie Byers
Head of School
Madrid, Spain
Appointed for 2020
2019/10/2410/24/2019
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In July 2020, Suzie Byers will become the next Head of School for Madrid Montessori. Currently serving as Head Teaching Assistant for the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, MA,  she comes from a versatile background of Teaching, Finance and Community Engagement. Suzie has held roles as Spanish Teacher at Lexington Montessori School, MA, English Teacher at Escuela Montessori de Valparaiso in Chili, and Spanish Teacher at Concord Academy, MA. Before entering the world of education she served as a Financial Analyst at J.P Morgan, working on projects in New York, London, and Tokyo from 1994 to 1997. An avid volunteer for organizations including Cradles to Crayons and COMPASS for Kids, Suzie holds a BA in Economics and Spanish from Wesleyan University, CT and an M.Ed from Harvard Graduate School of Education, MA.

Madrid Montessori is an American school in Madrid’s El Viso neighborhood, which offers an education to children 18 months to 12 years old. Founded in 2006, Madrid Montessori opened with the aim to offer a respectful, nurturing learning environment for children. Parents choose Madrid Montessori because they share with us not only an educational philosophy but also a belief in the close interrelationship between family life and school life.

Macalester College
Aisha Gonzalez
Associate Admissions Director
St. Paul, MN
Appointed for 2019
2019/10/2410/24/2019
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Maclaester welcomes Aisha this fall as its next Associate Admissions Director. She left Mills College in Oakland, CA where she held an eight year tenure in the admissions department serving respectively as Program Coordinator, Admission Counselor, and Assistant Director of Admissions. Previously she served as a Mentor and Tutor for CollegeSpring in Oakland. Aisha holds a B.A. in Political, Legal, and Economic Analysis from Mills College.

Macalester was founded in 1874 on a firm belief in the transformational power of the liberal arts education. Situated in the Twin Cities, Macalester is home to 2,174 students who follow a primary course of study in order to acquire an understanding of disciplinary theory and methodology. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college with an educational program known for its high standards for scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

Seoul Foreign School
Dawn M. Stark, MBA, CFRE
Assistant Head for External Affairs
Seoul, Korea
Appointed for 2019
2019/07/317/31/2019
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This summer Dawn leaves Christ the King School & Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta, GA, where she has served has Director of Advancement since 2013, to begin her new role as Assistant Head for External Affairs at SFS. Previously she was Director of Development for CURE Childhood Cancer in Athens, GA (2011-2013). Prior to that appointment she held a five-year tenure at St. Martin's Episcopal School in Atlanta, GA where she served as Director of Annual Funds, Leadership Gifts and Special Events. Dawn holds a BS in Sports Science from Ohio University and an MBA from Marylhurst University.

Welcoming students of all ages, Seoul Foreign School (SFS) is widely regarded as the leading international school in Seoul. Established in 1912, SFS offers an unrivalled 100-year+ legacy of educational excellence, international diversity and commitment to educating future global leaders. SFS is a K-12 IB World School and Foundation to Year 9 British School.

Saint John’s Preparatory School
Jon McGee
Head of School
Collegeville, MN
Appointed for 2019
2019/07/257/25/2019
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This summer Jon transitions to his new role as Head of School at Saint John's Preparatory School. He leaves the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University where he completes an impressive 19-year tenure.  There he held roles respectively as Director of Institutional Planning and Research, Vice President for Planning, Research and Communications, Vice President for Enrollment, Planning and Public Affairs, and most recently Vice President for Planning and Strategy. He began his career as an Executive Budget Officer for the Minnesota Department of Finance before transitioning to the education sector where he served as Vice President for Research and Policy Development at Minnesota Private College Council, Fund and Research Foundation. Jon holds a BA in Government from Saint John's University and an MA in Public Affairs from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Saint John’s Preparatory School is a Benedictine, co-educational, day and boarding college preparatory school for students in grades 6-12, with boarding options beginning in the 9th grade. Saint John’s Prep is located within the 2,700 acres of woods and lakes of Saint John’s University’s campus in central Minnesota.

Presentation High School
Holly Elkins
President
San Jose, CA
Appointed for 2019
2019/07/237/23/2019
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Presentation welcomes Holly this summer as their next President. She leaves Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, CA where she has held an impressive 18-year tenure, serving respectively as Assistant Admissions Director, Summer School Principal, Guidance Counselor, Director of Communications, Director of Advancement, and most recently Executive Director of Institutional Advancement.   Holly began her career working in Public Relations before transitioning to Education where she held Guidance Counselor roles in California at Sequoia High School and Egan Junior High School. She has earned a BA in Communications from Villanova University and an MA in Arts in Counseling from University of San Francisco.

Founded in 1962, Presentation is a private, Catholic, college preparatory school for girls. Owned and run by the Sisters of the Presentation, it is a nurturing community that encourages the development of the whole person spiritually, academically and personally. This balanced approach helps students develop into critical thinkers who are prepared for college and a career. The school is located in the Willow Glen area of San Jose, CA.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
Jeremy Stringer
Director of Technology
Ridgeland, MS
Appointed for 2019
2019/07/187/18/2019
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St. Andrew's will welcome Jeremy this fall as their next Director of Technology. Jeremy began his career in 2000 working as an I.T. Support Specialist for General Motors Corporation in Detroit before transitioning to Education in 2007, at which point he served a seven-year tenure as the District Technology Coordinator and High School Librarian for Summerville Union High School in California. Simultaneously, he served as Technology Training Specialist and Support Team Lead for Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, MI. Jeremy has also held the position as Director of Information Technology at Savannah Country Day School from 2014-2018 and currently is completing a role as Technology Advisor at Applied Imagining in Grand Rapids, MI.  He holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Central Michigan University and an M.Ed in Technology from Grand Canyon University.

Founded in 1947, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is an independent, college preparatory school for students in pre-K3 through 12th grade. This educational community that strives to love God and love our neighbors as ourselves. St. Andrew’s helps each student explore his or her individual interests and strengths, and then teaches students how to build on those unique gifts for success not only at St. Andrew’s, but also in college, in a career, and in life.

Open Window School
Elaine Christensen
Head of School
Bellevue, WA
Appointed for 2020
2019/07/117/11/2019
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Open Window will welcome Elaine next fall as their new Head of School after she completes a 21-year tenure at Lakeside School in Seattle. There, she held several senior leadership roles including Director of Student Activities, Assistant Director of Upper School and most recently Director of the Middle School.  She has also held positions at Peddie School and Charles Wright Academy.  A Volunteer at the Flex School for gifted students, Elaine holds an M.Ed. in Independent School Leadership from Columbia University, an M.A. in English from Middlebury College and a B.A. in English from Northwestern University.

 

Open Window was founded in 1985 and is a kindergarten through eighth grade school for gifted students who love to learn. Situated on 7.6 acres on Cougar Mountain, Open Window serves 340 students in a truly unique learning environment in which every aspect of the school has been specifically designed for gifted learners.

 

American International School Guangzhou
Dirk de Jager
Director of Finance & Operations
Guangzhou, China
Appointed for 2019
2019/07/107/10/2019
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AISG will welcome Dirk this fall after he completes three years as Assistant Superintendent at the International Schools Group in Saudi Arabia, a district comprised of seven international schools. Previously he served a 5-year tenure as Director of Finance and Administration at the Council of International Schools for both the Netherlands and the US. Before entering the world of education in 2011, he served ten years as European Finance Director for Bird & Bird LLP, an international law firm. After beginning his career as a Sergeant in the Military service he held various Finance Director, Controller and Consulting roles for corporate companies in the Netherlands. Fluent in Dutch, German, and English, Dirk holds a BA in Corporate Finance from Webster University in the Netherlands and an MBA from the Business School Lausanne in Switzerland.

AISG is an independent, nonprofit coeducational day school offering a full educational program from Preschool to Grade 12. Founded in 1981, the school is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. AISG exists solely to “nurture future-ready individuals to aspire, achieve, and contribute.” We prepare our students by equipping them with 21st Century innovation skills, with an explicit focus on creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and resilience. It’s important for students to be equipped with the skills they need to thrive in an ever-changing environment.

Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Paul Escala
Superintendent
Los Angeles, CA
Appointed for 2019
2019/07/107/10/2019
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The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has appointed Paul M. Escala as the new Superintendent of Schools. Paul joins the Archdiocese with a career spanning twenty years leading institutions across the educational spectrum in California – district, charter and private.  He has served as Chief of Staff to Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD); Chief of Staff to California Secretary for Education Richard J. Riordan; Director of LAUSD Joint Use Development; Senior Consultant with the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education; and Director of Operations for the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, among others. Most recently, Paul led Grimmway Schools to accelerated growth – building a new campus and doubling enrollment. Prior to his role with Grimmway Schools, he served as president and CEO of St. John Bosco High School from 2010-2016. He holds a BA in Urban & Regional Studies from Cornell University, an MA in Arts & Educational Studies from Loyola Marymount University, and is a 2018 Fellow at Pahara Institute, Aspen Global Leadership Network.

As the largest archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles engages members through its parish communities, schools, institutions, ministries, and organizations. It comprises three counties in the southern part of the State of California: Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara. The area extends from the northern county line of Santa Barbara County, near the city of Santa Maria, to the southern county line of Los Angeles County, and covers 8,762 square miles of territory.  The Archdiocese of Los Angeles supports a total of 213 Catholic elementary schools and 51 Catholic high schools with nearly 80,000 students in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. Together, they comprise the third largest system of schools in the state of California in the public and private sector.

Oberoi International School
Peter Murphy
Head of School
Mumbai, India
Appointed for 2020
2019/06/286/28/2019
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OIS will welcome Peter in the summer of 2020 as their next Head of School. Peter will be departing Vienna International School after ten years as their Director and CEO. Previously he held a 13-year tenure at Bonn International School in Germany serving respectively as Director of Studies, Secondary School Principal and Director/CEO. Peter has also held various roles as Head Teacher and Department Head at schools throughout the UK.  Peter holds a BA in Industrial Design & Technology from University of Leeds and an MA in Innovation and Change from York University.

OIS is an official IB World School for students aged 3 to 12 and offers the IB Diploma Programme for students aged 16 to 19. Focusing on the holistic development of young learners, OIS aims to mold the students into future global citizens. OIS opened its doors to the community in July of 2008 and has grown steadily to well over 450 students today and continues to grow with an eventual capacity of between 1500 – 2000 students.

 

 

Norfolk Academy
Michelle Alexander
Lower School Head
Norfolk, VA
Appointed for 2019
2019/06/276/27/2019
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This fall Norfolk Academy welcomes Michelle as their next Head of Lower School. She leaves behind Cannon School in Concord, NC where she has served as Head of Lower School for ten years. Previously, she served a 5-year tenure at Seven Hills School in Cincinnati, OH serving respectively as African American History Teacher and Director of Diversity and Community Outreach. Michelle began her career at Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, MD in 1999 when she first served as Math Resource Teacher and then a Fourth Grade Teacher. She holds a BA in Russian, as well as Psychology, from Middlebury College, VT, and an M.Ed. in Educational Policy Studies from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Founded in 1728, Norfolk Academy is an independent, non-sectarian, co-ed day school of approximately 1200 students in grades 1-12. Located on a 70-acre campus in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, the school prepares students not only for the most selective colleges and universities in the country but also for lives of learning, leadership, integrity, and service. An honor code is central to the school’s philosophy, as are traditions such as a public speaking program, seated lunches, open lockers, and assembly. A recently completed $40 million dollar capital campaign has provided the school with a national-caliber arts center, theater, and substantial additions to the athletic facilities.

Doane Stuart School
Cecil Stodghill
Head of School
Rensselaer, NY
Appointed for 2019
2019/06/276/27/2019
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This fall Doane Stuart welcomes Cecil as their next Head of School. He departs Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC where he has served as Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management since 2010.  Cecil began his career in higher education, serving in various Assistant Director roles in the athletics departments of Hendrix College (AK), Florida State University and University of Miami, Coral Gables. He transitioned to the independent school world in 1998 where he served respectively as Director of Multicultural Affairs/Assistant Director of Admissions and Assistant Director of Boarding Admissions at McCallie School in Tennessee. He has also served as Associate Director of Admissions at Berkeley Preparatory School in Florida and Director of Graduate Support at Academy Prep Foundation in Florida. An NAIS Fellow for Aspiring Heads, Cecil holds a BA in Administration & Marketing from University of Miami, Coral Gables, and an M.Ed in School Leadership from University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.

The Doane Stuart School is the Nation’s only successfully merged Roman Catholic/Protestant school. Founded in 1975, Doane Stuart is a co-ed, college preparatory school serving Early Childhood students through 12th grade. Overlooking the Hudson River, with views of the City of Albany, the historic 24-acre campus in Rensselaer provides a majestic backdrop for teaching students to live together peacefully, respecting the religious traditions of others.

Shorecrest Preparatory School
Nancy Spencer
Head of School
Saint Petersburg, FL
Appointed for 2020
2019/06/276/27/2019
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Shorecrest will welcome Nancy next summer as their next Head of School. Nancy leaves behind Westminster School in Simsbury, CT where she has served respectively as Assistant Head (2005-2012) and Associate Head since 2012. Previously, she served as Director of Admission & Financial Aid at The Bullis School in Maryland from 1995-2005. Nancy began her career at The Madeira School in Virginia serving as Assistant Director of Admission for two years before transitioning to Albuquerque Academy in New Mexico where she held various roles including History Teacher, Assistant Director of College Advising and Assistant Dean of Students for 11th grade. Nancy holds a BA in American Studies from Brown University, an MA in American Studies from Yale University and an MBA in Marketing, Finance & Organizational Behavior from J.L Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Shorecrest Preparatory School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-ed, college preparatory day school enrolling 950 students from early childhood (age 3) through 12th grade on a 28-acre campus located in the heart of St. Petersburg, a small city located on Tampa Bay. A Shorecrest education offers students choice, support, and balance. Their approach to teaching strikes a balance between the progressive and the pragmatic, developing lifelong learners who excel not only in colleges and universities, but also in their professional and personal adult lives.

American International School of Budapest
Brett Penny
Director
Budapest, Hungary
Appointed for 2020
2019/06/266/26/2019
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In 2020 AISB will welcome Brett as their next Director. He leaves NIST International School in Bangkok where he assumed the role of Head of School in 2016 after serving as Head of Elementary since 2011. Previously he was Primary School Principal at Inter-Community School Zurich in Switzerland from 2007-2011. Brett began his career as a Grade 5 Classroom Teacher, working in various schools throughout New Zealand, Thailand and Switzerland. A 2019 Klingenstein Fellow, he holds a BA in Education from Otago University in New Zealand, an MA in Educational Leadership from Columbia University in New York, and an MBA in International Education from Keel University in England.

AISB is a private and independent co-ed day school governed by a Board of Trustees elected and appointed from our parent community. The school was established in 1973 by the United States Embassy, initially to serve children of U.S. Government employees. AISB currently serves the needs of a rapidly expanding international population, including families of the local and expatriate business and diplomatic communities, as well as host-country nationals. AISB offers an international curriculum for 900 students age 3 through Grade 12, representing more than 60 nationalities.

Rowland Hall School
Michael D. J. Gee
Head of School
Salt Lake City, UT
Appointed for 2020
2019/06/266/26/2019
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In the summer of 2020 Rowland Hall will welcome Mick as their next Head of School.  He will be leaving Allendale Columbia School in Rochester, NY where is starting his 8th year as Head of School. Previously he served a 15-year tenure at Winchester Thurston School in Pittsburgh, PA where he held roles respectively as Coach and Physics Teacher, Science Department Chair, Assistant Upper School Director, and Upper School Director. Mick holds a BS in Chemistry and Analytical Sciences from Loughborough University in the UK and an M.Ed from Columbia University Teachers College in New York.

Nestled at the base of the best ski mountain range in the world and only hours from the desert sands of Moab and the rocky trails of Yellowstone, Rowland Hall offers unexceptional education in a beautiful setting. Founded as an Episcopal school in 1867, Rowland Hall has been an independent, non-parochial institution since 1933. The school offers a progressive education which includes a rigorous academic program, excellence in the arts, and competitive athletic programs. Home to the internationally renowned Rowmark Ski Academy, Rowland Hall educates 1,000 students, PK-12, on two campuses in Salt Lake City,Utah.

American School of Doha
Stephen M. Razidlo
Head of School
Doha, Qatar
Appointed for 2020
2019/06/256/25/2019
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Next summer ASD will welcome Stephen as their new Head of School. Stephen is currently completing his final two years at the American International School in Vienna where he has served as Director since 2014. His early career consisted of several English Teaching and Coaching roles in public schools throughout Maine and Minnesota. In 1997 he began an 18 year tenure at Brainerd Public Schools in Minnesota serving respectively as Assistant Principal, Principal, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent. Stephen holds a BA in Education from University of Maine at Farmington and an M.Ed from University of Maine at Orono.

ASD was established in 1988 by the U.S. Embassy and prominent members of the Qatari community to meet the growing needs of students in Doha. There are about 2100 students, with approximately 630 in the high school and 500 in upper elementary. More than 80 countries are represented by the students of ASD. Approximately 38% of the students are U.S. nationals, 10% are Qatari nationals, and approximately 52% are nationals of other countries. ASD has one of the top five rated international school facilities in the world.

Archer School for Girls
Jemma Kennedy
Middle School Head
Los Angeles, CA
Appointed for 2019
2019/06/116/11/2019
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This summer Jemma will begin her new role as Middle School Head at Archer.  She has been serving as a Teacher and Math Department Chair at Archer since 2018. Previously, she was the Assistant Head of Westridge school in Pasadena for four years.  In 2000 Jemma was a Founding Faculty member at Atlanta Girls' School. Six years later she transitioned to Middle School Director where she served two years before becoming Associate Head of School. Starting in 2011 she began a two year role as Director of Upper School at Columbus School for Girls. An EE Ford Fellow of the Klingenstein Center, Jemma holds an MA in Independent School Leadership from Columbia University, an MA in Mathematics Education from University of Georgia, and a BA in Mathematics from Mount Holyoke College.

Founded by three bold and visionary women in 1931, The Archer School for Girls is innovative school for 495 students in grades 6-8. Archer is a place where every programmatic decision is based on the current research about how girls learn, develop, and thrive. Archer is housed in the historic Eastern Star Home in Los Angeles’s Brentwood neighborhood.

Archer School for Girls
Kim Smith
Athletic Director
Los Angeles, CA
Appointed for 2019
2019/06/056/5/2019
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After serving as Acting Athletic Director at Archer since February, Kim will assume the permanent role this summer. She began her tenure at Archer in 2012 serving first as Head Varsity Soccer Coach then transitioning to Student Athlete College Advisor. Previously, from 2003 to 2011, she directed the soccer program at Palisades Charter High School. Kim currently serves as Ambassador and Head Coach for an international soccer program called Equal Playing Field. An All-ACC Athlete and Offensive MVP, she holds a BA in English Literature from University of Virginia.

Founded by three bold and visionary women in 1931, The Archer School for Girls is innovative school for 495 students in grades 6-8. Archer is a place where every programmatic decision is based on the current research about how girls learn, develop, and thrive. Archer is housed in the historic Eastern Star Home in Los Angeles’s Brentwood neighborhood.

Woodside Priory School
Patrick Ruff
Head of School
Portola Valley, CA
Appointed for 2020
2019/06/046/4/2019
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Patrick will assume the role of Head of School at the Priory in the summer of 2020 after he completes a 12-year tenure as Principal of St. Ignatius College Preparatory School in San Francisco. Previously, he held an 8-year tenure at Boston College High School serving respectively as Campus Minister, Director of Campus Ministry, Vice President for Spiritual Formation, and Vice Principal for Student Affairs. Patrick began his career at Loyola High School in Los Angeles as a Teacher, Moderator, and Campus Minister. He holds a BA in Chinese from Georgetown University, and an M.Ed  from Loyola Marymount University.

 

Located within 40 minutes of San Francisco and 10 minutes of Stanford University, the Priory is a coeducational Catholic boarding and day school for grades 9 through 12 as well as a coeducational day school for grades 6 through 8. Situated on a 50-acre campus in the heart of Silicon Valley, Priory offers a 7:1 student/teacher ratio, a strong college and university preparatory curriculum, a vast performing arts program, and a competitive athletics program.

Tower School
Serena Wilkie Gifford
Head of School
Marblehead, MA
Appointed for 2019
2019/06/036/3/2019
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Tower will welcome Serena this fall as their next Head of School. She leaves Shady Hill School (MA) where she has served a 16-year tenure. First serving as a Teacher, Middle School Gradehead and member of the Curricular Planning Committee, in 2008 she transitioned to Head of the Lower School. Previously she served as President of Cambridge Nursery School (MA) from 2001-2003. Serena has also held roles as Assistant to the Lower School and History/English Teacher at The Nightingale-Bamford School (NY) and History/English Teacher at The Brearley School (NY). Serena holds an A.B. in American Literature from Brown University and an M.Ed in Childhood Education from Bank Street Graduate School of Education.

Tower School is an independent, co-educational day school for 247 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 8, located in Marblehead, Mass. Tower teaches students to think critically and creatively, to develop joyful curiosity, to embrace challenge and apply their knowledge with confidence, and to thrive within a community rich with diverse perspectives and talents.

 

Austin Waldorf School
Jonathan Silver, Ph. D.
Head of School
Austin, TX
Appointed for 2019
2019/05/075/7/2019
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Austin Waldorf is delighted to announce the appointment of Jonathan L. Silver, PhD as their next Head of School, beginning July 1. Dr. Silver has enjoyed a stellar 30-year career in private and independent school leadership including Head of School at Maui Preparatory Academy (Napili, Hawaii) and The Village School (Houston, TX), and as Assistant Head of School at The Emery/Weiner School, also in Houston. Prior to serving in administration, Dr. Silver was a history, economics and psychology teacher, as well as a tennis and baseball coach in Pennsylvania. He was also the Founding Director of the Pennsylvania Regional Art and Music Day Camp dedicated to the fine and performing arts. Dr. Silver received his PhD in History & Policy, with specializations in the Histories of Education, Childhood, and Youth from Carnegie Mellon University (Pennsylvania). He earned a Masters degree in History & Policy, also from Carnegie Melon and a Masters in Educational Thought & Policy, from University of Rochester (New York).

The Austin Waldorf School, is nestled on 19 acres in the Texas Hill Country, and serves children kindergarten through grade twelve. Through a developmentally appropriate curriculum, Waldorf education offers a rich academic program inspired and enlivened by artistic and practical disciplines. The school is accredited through the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), and the National Council of Private School Accreditation (NCPSA).

Presentation High School
Holland Elkins
President
San Jose, CA
Appointed for 2019
2019/05/075/7/2019
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This summer, Holland will complete a long-standing career at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, CA to become the next President for Presentation. Beginning in 2004, Holland consecutively held roles at SFHS as Assistant Admissions Director, Summer School Principal, Guidance Counselor, Director of Communications, Director of Advancement, and currently Executive Director of Institutional Advancement. Holland has also served as a Guidance Counselor in California Public Schools. She holds a BA in English & Communications from Villanova University and an MA in Counseling Psychology from University of San Francisco.

Founded in 1962, Presentation is a private, Catholic, college preparatory school for girls. Owned and run by the Sisters of the Presentation, it is a nurturing community that encourages the development of the whole person spiritually, academically and personally. This balanced approach helps students develop into critical thinkers who are prepared for college and a career. The school is located in the Willow Glen area of San Jose, California.

San Joaquin Memorial High School
Michael Burke
Head of School
Fresno, CA
Appointed for 2019
2019/05/065/6/2019
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After serving a nine-year tenure as President of Central Catholic High School in Melbourne, FL, this fall San Joaquin Memorial High School will welcome Michael as its next Head of School. After beginning his career in the Banking industry as a Loan Officer, Michael went transitioned to the world of education in 1988 as an Administrator, Teacher and Coach at St. Bernard Preparatory School in Cullman, AL. He went on to become the Principal of Holy Spirit School in Tuscaloosa, AL in 1998. Michael has also served as a Curriculum Specialist for Wallace State College, Academic Dean at Lyman Ward Military Academy, President of St. Joseph School, and Headmaster of Subiaco Academy. Currently, Michael also serves as an Adjunct Consultant for Catholic School Management. Michael holds a BA in Business Administration from Southern Benedictine College and an MA in Educational Leadership from University of Dayton.

San Joaquin Memorial High School is a private Catholic high school located in Fresno, California, in the heart of San Joaquin Valley. Founded in 1945, Memorial is the only Catholic high school in the greater area that is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno. With a current enrollment of 600 students, we are proud to offer students both a diverse and challenging curriculum designed to provide a thorough education rooted in the Catholic faith.

Visitation Academy
Terence Murray
Upper School Head
St. Louis, MO
Appointed for 2019
2019/05/035/3/2019
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This fall Terence will join Visitation as their new Head of the Upper School.  He leaves Hockaday School in Dallas where he has served as their Head of Upper School since 2015. Previously, he held several roles at Mary Institute & St Louis Country Day School including Director of Summer School from 2009-2010, Men's Head Soccer Coach from 2002-2015, History Teacher from 2002-2015 and Dean of Students from 2005-2015. Terence founded his own soccer camp in 2002 and served as the Director for 14 years.  He began his career at St. Louis University High where he served as Teacher, Coach and Class Moderator from 1992-2002.  He holds a BA in History & Education and an MA in Urban Affairs, both from Saint Louis University.

Visitation Academy is a private school community in St. Louis that exists to educate children and young women and to receive and share Jesus as Mary did in her visitation to Elizabeth. The Lower School educates Toddler- through Kindergarten-aged boys and girls in the Montessori method while also providing the area’s only all-girls program in Grades 1-5. Rooted in Visitation Academy’s strong tradition of academic excellence, the Middle School provides a challenging, exploratory, integrative and relevant curriculum focused on the unique needs of girls in Grades 6-8. The Upper School offers a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum for young women in Grades 9-12. In a welcoming community that emphasizes personal attention, students join in the Academy’s rich tradition while also learning to “Live Jesus” in their everyday lives.

Catholic Academy of Bridgeport
Angela Pohlen
Executive Director
Bridgeport, CT
Appointed for 2019
2019/04/254/25/2019
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This fall Angela leaves Christ the King School of Burlington, VT where she has served as Principal since 2013 to become the next Executive Director for Catholic Academy.  Angela began her career in 1995 in Los Angeles where she spent a decade holding various Assistant roles in the Entertainment Industry, including the Drew Carey Show, Flying Tiger Films, and Fox Latin American Channel.  She entered the education world in 2005 where she was an Elementary Teacher at American Martyrs School in Manhattan Beach. After three years she transitioned to Vice Principal.  In 2010 she served three years as Principal of St. Mary's School in Middlebury, VT. Before starting at Christ the King she served a year as Interim Assistant Superintendent of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington, VT. Angela holds a BA in Communications as well as an M.Ed in Catholic Inclusive Education both from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Serving 900 students from diverse backgrounds, the 4 campuses of the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport all share one common mission: to provide a superior education in a faith-filled learning environment that nurtures the whole child—mind, body and spirit. In each of the schools you’ll find high academic standards and expectations for all, small class sizes and personal attention from dedicated teachers, safe learning environments that foster kindness and respect, and a Christ-centered culture that shapes personal and moral character.

Rossville Christian Academy
Chip Blanchard
Head of School
Rossville, TN
Appointed for 2019
2019/04/244/24/2019
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This fall, Rossville Christian Academy will welcome Chip as their next Head of School.  He leaves Collierville High School (TN) where he has served as High School Principal since 2014 following a year as Middle School Principal. Chip began his career as a Teacher and Curriculum Technology Trainer in Tennessee Public Schools. He went on to serve as Assistant Principal at Bolton High School (TN) from 2010 to 2010 followed by Vice Principal at Bartlett High School (TN) from 2012 to 2013.  Chip holds a BS in Secondary Social Studies Education from Mississippi College and an M.Ed in Educational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University.

Located in the small community of Rossville, Tennessee, in the southwestern corner of Fayette County, Rossville Christian Academy is a small, independent school currently serving approximately 300 students from grades Jr. Kindergarten through 12th grade. The Student Ministries program coordinates mission opportunities throughout the year, and Chapel Services are a regular part of the school’s weekly activities. A community service demonstrating God’s love for others is an integral part of student life at Rossville Christian Academy.

Alta Vista School
Liz Davis
Middle School Head
San Francisco, CA
Appointed for 2019
2019/04/164/16/2019
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Alta Vista will welcome Liz this fall as its next Middle School Head. She leaves Synapse School in Menlo Park, CA where she has served as the Assistant Head of School since 2015. Previously she held the role of Director of Curriculum at the Keys School in Palo Alto, CA. She began her career in 1993 as a 6th Grade Teacher at Wellesley Middle School in Massachusetts. In 2000 she spent the next seven years serving several different roles including Development Consultant, Textbook Freelance Writer, and Educational Technology Specialist. In 2008 she started at Belmont Hill School as a teacher and in 2014 transitioned to their Director of Academic Technology.  Liz holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MA in Teaching from Simmons College.

Alta Vista School is an independent elementary school (JK-8) in San Francisco dedicated to progressive, hands-on education grounded in the scientific method. Alta Vista prepares students to thrive as creative thinkers, innovators, and catalysts for positive change in the world.

Renbrook School
Matthew Sigrist
Head of School
West Hartford, CT
Appointed for 2019
2019/03/263/26/2019
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Renbrook School will welcome Matthew Sigrist in the summer of 2019 as its next Head of School. Sigrist leaves the Norfolk Academy (Norfolk, VA) where he has served as the Middle School Director since 2014. Sigrist began his career in education at Delbarton School (Morristown, NJ) where he taught Middle School Algebra and Economics before being appointed as the Head of Upper School at The Peck School (Morristown, NJ). Sigrist holds a Master of Arts degree in Education Leadership from Columbia University-Teachers College (New York, NY) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Williams College (Williamstown, MA).

Renbrook School prepares your Preschool to Grade 8 child for success at secondary school and beyond. At Renbrook, your child’s education will be characterized by small classes and personal attention from faculty members. With about 200 students in each of our Lower and Upper Schools from over 40 towns and cities including Simsbury, Farmingoton, Avon and West Hartford, class sizes of 10–15 are typical.

Alta Vista School
Sean Hamer
Head of School
San Francisco, CA
Appointed for 2019
2019/03/123/12/2019
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Alta Vista School will welcome Sean Hamer in the summer of 2019 as its next Head of School. Hamer leaves Germantown Friends School (Philadelphia, PA) where he has served as the Head of Middle School since 2015. Prior to his experience at the Germantown Friends School, Hamer began his career in education serving as a Program Counselor at Charles Hayden Goodwill School (Boston, MA) from 1993-2003 before holding teaching positions at several schools throughout New England such as the Shady Hill School (Cambridge, MA), Charles River School (Dover, MA), and The Gordon School (East Providence, RI). Hamer holds a Doctorate of Education in Policy, Planning and Leadership, K-12 Administration and Supervision from the College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA), a Master of Education in Education Leadership from the Klingenstein Center, Columbia University (New York, NY), a Master of Education in Mathematics and Science Education from Lesley University (Cambridge, MA), and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services University of Massachusetts (Boston, MA).

The Alta Vista School is an independent JK-8 school in San Francisco that prepares students to thrive as creative thinkers, innovators, and catalysts for positive change in the world.

John Thomas Dye School
Carla Cretaro
Lower School Head
Los Angeles, CA
Appointed for 2019
2019/03/113/11/2019
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John Thomas Dye School will welcome Carla Cretaro in the summer of 2019 as its next Lower School Head. Cretaro leaves the Community Magnet Charter Elementary School of the Los Angeles Unified School District where she has served as the Principal since 2012. Cretaro began her career in education at the Los Angeles Unified School District back in 1998 where she worked as an Elementary School Teacher before serving as the Magnet Program Coordinator at the Community Magnet Charter Elementary School in 2012. Cretaro has completed coursework towards an Education Doctorate in Education Leadership at California State University (Northridge, CA), holds a Master of Art in Education Administration from California State University (Northridge, CA), and a Bachelors of Art in African-American Studies from Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH).

The John Thomas Dye School is located in Los Angeles, California, on an 11-acre campus in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, serving students in kindergarten through sixth grade. . JTD offers students a traditional, yet dynamic academic experience with an integrated curriculum, that incorporates technology and the arts.

Zurich International School
Lisa Lyle
Director
Wädenswil, Switzerland
Appointed for 2019
2019/02/222/22/2019
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Zurich International School will welcome Lisa Lyle in the summer of 2019 as its next Director. Lisa leaves the Mary Institute & St. Louis Country Day School (St. Louis, MO) where she has served as the Head of School since 2007. Prior to her headship, Lisa held the position of Assistant Head of School at The Blake School (Minneapolis, MN) for five years, and worked for twelve years as a Housemaster, Teacher, and Project Coordinator at The Lawrenceville School (Lawrence, NJ). Lisa holds a Master of Arts in Private School Leadership from the Columbia University Teachers College (New York, NY), a Master or Arts in French Literature from the University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, PA), and a Bachelor of Arts in French from the University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX).

Zurich International School is a leading, non-profit day school offering a comprehensive education program for students aged 3 to 18 in the greater Zurich area.

Kent Place School
Kooheli Chatterji
Middle School Director
Livingston, NJ
Appointed for 2019
2019/02/222/22/2019
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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.

Synapse School
Mishel Gantz
Admissions Director
Menlo Park, CA
Appointed for 2019
2019/02/202/20/2019
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Synapse School will welcome Mishel Gantz in the summer of 2019 as its next Admissions Director. Mishel leaves the Watershed School (Boulder, CO) where she served as the Director of Enrollment Management for four years before taking on the role of Chief Experience Officer in 2016. Prior to her roles in administration, Mishel began her career in education as a teacher at Children’s House Preschool and Wyatt-Edison Charter School. Mishel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Leadership Studies from the University of South Florida, Tampa.

Synapse School combines social-emotional learning, leading-edge academics, and the practice of innovation to develop gifted learners into the change makers of tomorrow. An independent elementary and middle school in Menlo Park, CA, Synapse offers an advanced academic curriculum fully integrated with social emotional learning and innovation.

Saint Patrick Academy
James Melone
Head of School
Portsmouth, NH
Appointed for 2019
2019/02/202/20/2019
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Saint Patrick Academy will welcome James Melone in the summer of 2019 as its next Head of School. James leaves St. Gabriel’s Catholic School (Austin, TX) where he served as the Head of Middle School since 2012. Prior to his time at St. Gabriel’s, James began his career as a teacher working first at St. Gertrude School (Bell Gardens, CA) before moving on to St. Austin Catholic School (Austin, TX) and then to St. Mary’s Catholic School (Temple, TX) where he served as Principal for four years. James holds a Doctorate of Education in Leadership from Creighton University (Omaha, NE), a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and a Master of Education in Elementary Education from University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN), and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Saint Anselm College (Manchester, NH).

Saint Patrick Academy in Portsmouth, NH is a Catholic school that fosters a love for the good, the true, and the beautiful. Students in preschool through eighth grade receive a truly joyful, and holistic private education.

Packer Collegiate Institute
Jennifer Weyburn
Head of School
Brooklyn, NY
Appointed for 2019
2019/02/202/20/2019
Head of School/Leader Jobs

Packer Collegiate Institute will welcome Jennifer Weyburn in the summer of 2019 as its next Head of School. Weyburn leaves Copenhagen International School (Copenhagen, Denmark) where she has served as the Director since 2016. Prior to her experience at Copenhagen International School, Weyburn served as the Deputy Head of School at the Shanghai American School (Shanghai, China). Weyburn began her career in education at Saint Ann’s School (Brooklyn, NY) teaching middle school history and math before serving as the Director of Teaching Programs at Yale-China Association (New Haven, CT). Throughout her career, Weyburn has also held positions teaching at New Rochelle High School (New Rochelle, NY) in both teaching and administration at Atlanta International School (Atlanta, GA). Weyburn holds a Doctorate in Education in Educational Leadership and Policy from Peabody College, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN), a Master of Art in English Education with NY Certification from Columbia University Teachers College (New York, NY), and a Bachelor of Art in History from Yale University (New Haven, CT).

Grounded in rich traditions while embracing the future, the Packer Collegiate Institute is a diverse community that balances the value of scholarship and the intellect with the importance of meaningful and sustained relationships. Guided by dedicated adults, Packer students are challenged to develop talents, pursue aspirations, and become empathetic, responsible, globally-minded individuals.

Hawaii Preparatory Academy
Patrick Phillips
Head of School
Waimea, HI
Appointed for 2019
2019/02/072/7/2019
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Hawaii Preparatory Academy will welcome Patrick Phillips in the summer of 2019 as its next Head of School. Most recently, Patrick held the position of Assistant Head of School at the Breck School (Golden Valley, MN). Prior to working at the Breck School, Patrick worked as the Head of Upper School at several schools over the years including Westchester Academy (High Point, NC), Charlotte Country Day School (Charlotte, NC), Pine Crest School (Fort Lauderdale, FL), and TASIS England (Thorpe, England). Patrick began his career in education in 1992 working as a Science Teacher and Coach at The Canterbury School (Fort Myers, FL). Patrick holds a Master of Education in School Leadership from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Art in Environmental Studies with a minor in Art History from Middlebury College. Peter was also a Klingenstein Summer Fellow at Columbia University in 1994.

Hawaii Preparatory Academy is a coeducational, boarding, independent school in Kamuela, Hawaiʻi. From kindergarten through high school, HPA inspires students to cultivate wonder, reach for excellence, and live with integrity through the spectacular resources of Hawai’i Island.

St. Thomas High School
Fr. Jim Murphy
President
Houston, TX
Appointed for 2019
2019/02/072/7/2019
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St. Thomas High School will welcome Fr. Jim Murphy in the summer of 2019 as its next President. Since 2011, Jim has held many positions at St. Thomas High School, including Interim President, Assistant Dean of Student, Assistant Athletic Director, Assistant Drama Director, and Theology teacher. Jim holds a Master of Education from the Lynch School of Education, Boston College, a Master of Divinity from the University of St. Michael’s College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Journalism and History from St. John Fisher College. Over the past several years Jim has served on the Board of Directors for St. Thomas High School and the University of St. Thomas, the Foundation Board of St. Thomas High School, and currently the Board of Directors for Regis School.

St. Thomas High School is a Roman Catholic college preparatory school for young men in grades 9-12. The school builds well-rounded, exemplary members of the community through a rigorous education, fraternal camaraderie, and consistent support from a community of over 10,000 alumni.

Escuela Bilingue Internacional
Paola Clark
Head of School
Oakland, CA
Appointed for 2019
2019/01/281/28/2019

Escuela Bilingue Internacional will welcome Dr. Paola Clark in the summer of 2019 as its next Head of School. Paola leaves Notre Dame de Sion School, Kansas City, MO where she served as the Principal since 2017. Paola began her career in private schools 18 years ago in in Lima, Peru, working as the Director of Student Life at San Silvestre School before moving stateside. Since then she has served as Middle School Division Head, Director of Auxiliary Programs, Curriculum Coordinator, Science Chairperson, higher education consultant, instructor for pre- and in-service teachers, and science faculty. Paola holds a Doctor of Education in Education from the University of Central Florida, a Master of Science in Science Education from Nova Southeastern University, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Biotechnology from the Universidad Nacional Agraria (Lima, Peru).

Escuela Bilingue Internacional is an independent PreK-8 school offering a multilingual, international education with two campuses located in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland and in Emeryville.

Casady School
Jason Scheer
Middle School Director
Oklahoma City, OK
Appointed for 2019
2019/01/141/14/2019

Casady School will welcome Jason Scheer in the summer of 2019 as its next Middle School Director. Jason leaves Wesleyan School, Atlanta, GA where he served as the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Assistant Admissions Director since 2017. Jason began his work at Wesleyan in 2001 as a 7th grade teacher, later working as the Middle School Dean of Students and, more recently, Dean of Diversity. Jason holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Georgia, a Master of Education in Earth Science from Georgia State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Casady School is a PreK-12, independent, college preparatory Episcopal day school committed to deeper-level learning. Casady School seeks a student body that reflects the diversity of the world around us and therefore welcomes students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, or ethnic origin.

Merion Mercy Academy
Laura Farrell
Head of School
Merion Station, PA
Appointed for 2019
2019/01/091/9/2019

Merion Mercy will welcome Laura Farrell in the summer of 2019 as its next Head of School. Laura leaves St. Catherine's School in Richmond, VA where she has served as Dean of Faculty since 2009. Prior to that appointment, Laura served as an Advisor and History Teacher at St. Catherine’s, covering topics such as AP World History and Ancient History. In addition to being a Fulbright-Hayes Scholarship Recipient, Laura holds a BA in Government from The College of William and Mary and a Master of Education from The George Washington University.

Merion Mercy Academy, an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, offers a holistic education which encourages academic and personal excellence.  Its curriculum stresses mercy spirituality, global awareness, and social responsibility.  Within a nurturing community, Merion Mercy Academy educates leaders:  young women who live mercy and seek justice.

Collegiate School
Tung Trinh
Head of Middle School
Richmond, VA
Appointed for 2019
2018/12/1912/19/2018

Collegiate will welcome Tung in the summer of 2019 as its next Head of Middle School. He leaves Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills, MD where he has served as the Head of Middle School since 2015. Tung began his career as a Program Assistant and Assistant Dean of Students at Exploration Summer Programs in Norwood, MA. He has also served as a History Teacher and Department Chair at Shore Country Day in Beverly, MA. Tung holds a BA in Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College and an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University.

Collegiate School is a preparatory school for boys and girls located in Richmond, Virginia. Founded in 1915, the student body of Collegiate comprises about 1,600 total students from Junior Kindergarten through 12th Grade.