Mid-Atlantic Leadership Appointments

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

    Lanette Reese Executive Director, Appointed for 2017

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

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

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

    James Carroll Head of School, Appointed for 2018

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

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

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

    Matthew Evans Head of School, Appointed for 2018

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

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

  • The Bryn Mawr School, Head of School (Baltimore, MD)

    Susan Sadler Head of School, Appointed for 2017

    Sue will join Bryn Mawr following a nine-year tenure as Associate Head of Hathaway Brown School in Ohio. She has been at Hathaway Brown since the beginning of her career in education; serving first as a teacher, then a grade dean, department chair, Middle School Head, and Upper School Head in succession. Sue holds a BA from Colby College and an MEd from Ursuline College.

    The Bryn Mawr School is a private all-girls PK-12 school that provides students with exceptional educational opportunities on a beautiful 26-acre campus within the city limits. Inquisitive girls, excellent teaching, strong student-teacher relationships and a clear mission sustain our vibrant school community where girls always come first.

  • The Bryn Mawr School, Lower School Head (Baltimore, MD)

    Laurie Vennes Lower School Head, Appointed for 2017

    Laurie will join Bryn Mawr following a four-year tenure as Lower School Head at Winchester-Thurston School in Pennsylvania.  Previously, she taught at Lexington School in Kentucky. She began her career as a teacher in Kentucky’s public schools. Laurie holds a BA in Elementary Education and an MEd in School Administration from the University of Kentucky.

    The Bryn Mawr School is a private all-girls PK-12 school that provides students with exceptional educational opportunities on a beautiful 26-acre campus within the city limits. Inquisitive girls, excellent teaching, strong student-teacher relationships and a clear mission sustain our vibrant school community where girls always come first.

  • The Lincoln Center for Family & Youth (Audubon, PA)

    Glenn "GT" Freeman President, Appointed for 2017

    GT has most recently served as an Education Consultant with Spectrum Red, as well as adjunct faculty and Program Director for North Carolina State University. Previously, he served as Head of Hickory Grove Christian School in Charlotte. Earlier in his career, he was Head of Internal Consulting with Lincoln Financial Group following extensive experience in corporate finance. GT holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University, an MBA from the University of North Carolina, and a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University.

    The mission of The Lincoln Center is to teach children, adults, and their families the values, processes, and life skills essential to a successful life journey – one filled with caring, contribution, and commitment.

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

    Arthur Hall Assistant Head of School, Appointed for 2017

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

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

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

    Bianca Wright Chief Financial Officer, Appointed for 2017

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

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

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

    David Toomer College Counseling Director, Appointed for 2017

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

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

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

    Megan Cover Upper School Head, Appointed for 2017

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

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

  • Upland Country Day School (Kennett Square, PA)

    Daniel Hickey Head of School, Appointed for 2017

    Dan will join Upland Country Day School from Tower Hill School in Delaware, where he currently serves as Upper School Head and has previously served as Admissions Director. He began his career as an admissions officer with Dickinson College, then worked in admissions at American University in DC. He was later appointed as the Admissions Director at Archmere Academy, then moved on to Tower Hill School. Dan is himself a graduate of Archmere Academy, and holds a BA from Dickinson College, an MA from American University, and an EdD in Educational and Organizational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.

    Upland Country Day School is a community of people that are committed to a common purpose: providing an unparalleled educational experience for our students.  Upland strives to teach children to love learning, engage in their education, communicate in the world and embrace challenges as opportunities for growth.

  • Ursuline Academy (Wilmington, DE)

    Trisha Medeiros President, Appointed for 2017

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

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

  • Washington International School (Washington, DC)

    Suzanna Jemsby Head of School, Appointed for 2018

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

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

  • Westtown School (Westtown, PA)

    Victoria Jueds Head of School, Appointed for 2017

    Tori will join Westtown following a seven-year tenure at Princeton University, where she has served as Assistant and then Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies. She taught at Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School for four summers, and has also been a lecturer at the George Washington University School of Law. She began her career as an attorney and law clerk. A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Tori holds both a BA and JD from Harvard University, and has done additional graduate coursework at Columbia University.

    Westtown School is a diverse PK-12 school that welcomes students from around the world. As a Quaker school, it fosters a culture that cherishes and cultivates certain attributes such as intellectual curiosity, integrity, and kindness.

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

    Julie Rodowsky Lower School Head, Appointed for 2017

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

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

  • Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools (Baltimore, MD)

    Patrick Slattery Executive Director of Sponsorship, Appointed for 2017

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

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

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