New England Leadership Appointments

  • Beacon Hill Nursery School (Boston, MA)

    Debra Sullivan Executive Director, Appointed for 2017

    Debra will join Beacon Hill Nursery School following a seven-year tenure as Assistant Head of Chestnut Hill School, also in Massachusetts. Previously, she taught at Chestnut Hill School and directed the early childhood programs at Beaver Country Day School. Debra herself is a graduate of Beaver Country Day, and holds a BA from College of the Holy Cross, an MA from Boston College, and an MS in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College.

    Beacon Hill Nursery School’s primary mission is to nurture its students’ innate curiosity and lay the foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

  • Belmont Hill School (Belmont, MA)

    Gregory J. Schneider Head of School, Appointed for 2018

    Gregory will join Belmont Hill School following an 11-year tenure as the Head of School at Berwick Academy in Maine. Prior to that appointment, he served for ten years as the Assistant Head of Rye Country Day School in New York. He has also taught and led in such schools as Hawaii Preparatory Academy and and Phillips Exeter in New Hampshire. Additionally, Gregory completed an E.E. Ford NAIS Fellowship in New York in 2004. He holds an MEd from Harvard Graduate School of Education as well as a BA from Amherst College.

    Belmont Hill School educates boys in mind, body, and spirit to develop men of good character. Its community encourages and challenges students to discover and pursue passions, seek excellence, and face adversity with resilience. Valuing differences and working together, the school embraces camaraderie, compassion, and service to others.

  • Esperanza Academy (Lawrence, MA)

    Jadihel Taveras Head of School, Appointed for 2018

    Jadihel comes to Esperanza Academy after serving two years as Dean of Multicultural Education, teacher, coach and advisor at The Governors Academy in Byfield, MA.  Previously, he served as the Associate Dean of Students at The Putney School in Vermont. There he also severed as an Advisor, Coach, Dorm Parent, and Seminar Instructor.  Jadihel began his career as a Program Manager for the Foundation of Sustainable Development in Bolivia. Before transitioning to Independent Schools he designed and created a study abroad program based on social identity through music, religion and race in the contemporary Dominican Republic. He holds a BA in Political Science from Siena College in New York and an MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management from SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont.

    Esperanza Academy is a tuition free, independent middle school in the Episcopal tradition welcoming girls of diverse faiths, races and cultures from Lawrence, Massachusetts. The school is 100% privately funded and replies on the generosity of its donors. Students are admitted through a lottery to ensure all girls have an equal opportunity to access the exceptional education provided by the school. The four years that our girls spend on campus at Esperanza, from the ages of 10-14, are a time of tremendous physical, emotional, personal, and academic growth.

  • French-American School of Rhode Island (Providence, RI)

    Christophe Bonnet Head of School, Appointed for 2017

    Christophe previously served a six-year tenure as Head of Austin International School in Texas. Prior to that appointment, he served as Lower School Head at French-American School of New York and French American School of Puget Sound. He began his career in education teaching in France’s public schools, before relocating to Portland, OR where he served as teacher and Asst. Lower School Head. Christophe holds a BA in French Literature and French as a Second Language, and an MA in Mathematical Economics from the Toulouse School of Economics.

    The French-American School of RI is accredited by the French Government and the Rhode Island Board of Education. Its French immersion program runs from Pre-school through Kindergarten, and the bilingual program from grades 1 through 8.

  • Kents Hill School (Kents Hill, ME)

    Christopher Cheney Head of School, Appointed for 2017

    Chris will join Kents Hill School following a two-year tenure as Head of LEAF school in Bratislava, Slovakia. Previously, he served as College Counseling Director at African Leadership Academy in South Africa. He has also taught and led at Colorado Academy, Northfield Mount Hermon School, Williston Northampton School, Milton Academy, and Kimball Union Academy. Chris holds a BA from Bowdoin College and an MEd from Harvard University.

    Committed to the individual and the potential that lies within, Kents Hill School challenges students to grow into engaged, creative learners, global stewards, and compassionate leaders.

  • King School (Stamford, CT)

    Micah Hauben Dean of Athletics, Appointed for 2017

    Micah will join King School following an eight-year tenure as Director of Athletics and Club Sports at Needham High School in Massachusetts. He began his independent school career as Director of Boys’ Athletics, a health & wellness teacher, and basketball coach at Germantown Friends School in Pennsylvania. Micah holds a BBA in Sport Management from George Washington University, and n MS in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

    King School is dedicated to preparing its students to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Using rich and innovative methods, teachers facilitate each student’s fullest academic and personal achievement and champion the development of character, self-confidence, and talent through challenging intellectual, creative, athletic, leadership, and service opportunities.

  • Nantucket New School (Nantucket, MA)

    Todd Eveleth Head of School, Appointed for 2018

    Todd Eveleth will join Nantucket New School after nearly 18 years at the Fessenden School in West Newton, MA. There, he began his career as a teacher and worked his way through several roles including Football, Hockey and Lacrosse Coach, English Department Chair, Dean of Students and Upper School Division Head. Before beginning at Fessenden he was a Faculty Member at Cardigan Mountain School in New Hampshire where he taught English and History, served as Director of Yearbook, Dormitory Head and Coach. Prior to entering the world of education Todd served as a Journalist and Freelance Writer for Messenger Wolfe Publishing in Rochester, NY. A recipient of the Wheeler Family Award for Teaching in 2010, Todd holds a MS in Journalism from Syracuse University and a BA in English from University of New Hampshire.

    The Nantucket New School is a co-educational day school serving students in pre-school through grade eight. Within a family-centered school community, our program encourages academic excellence, respects the pace of childhood, and seeks to instill in our students curiosity, creativity, kindness and a lifelong love of learning. We believe that a small school is uniquely equipped to meet the individual needs of students and their families. A low student/teacher ratio provides opportunities for us consistently to recognize each student as a person and as a learner. Essential to our success are strong student/teacher relationships, as well as partnerships between teachers and parents, creating a family atmosphere where students of different ages are able to interact cooperatively on a regular basis. We believe in and are committed to purposeful involvement in the unique community that is Nantucket and seek to build a student body that reflects the changing diversity of the island.

  • New Canaan Country School (New Canaan, CT)

    Alexander Wellman Upper School Head, Appointed for 2017

    Alex will join New Canaan Country School following a nine-year tenure at Greens Farms Academy, where he has served as a teacher, admissions officer, and grade dean since 2008. He began his career as a teacher at Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire. Alex is an alumnus of Providence Day School, and holds a BA in English and Spanish Literature as well as an MA in English Literature from Middlebury College.

    New Canaan Country School,  a private, coeducational, independent school for students PK-9, guides students to reach their intellectual, creative, moral, and physical potential. The school values the imagination and curiosity of children and respects childhood as an integral part of life.

  • Notre Dame Academy (Worcester, MA)

    Kathryn Barr Head of School, Appointed for 2018

    Kathryn Barr will transition to Head of School at Notre Dame Academy after a year as the Interim Head. Prior to that appointment she served as Head of School at the Maine Girls Academy in Portland for four years. She began her career in education as a Founding Director of the First Presbyterian Church Children’s Center in Tennessee. She then moved to Head of Lower School at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School in Tennessee. Katheryn has also been the Head of School at Highlands School in Birmingham, AL and an Educational and Leadership Coach in the UAE for the Abu Dhabi Education Council. She holds a BA in Business Administration from Rhodes College, and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Memphis.

    Notre Dame Academy is a college preparatory school for young women grades 7-12, built on the belief that education should prepare students for their role as Christian women. We wish to provide Notre Dame students with the opportunity to become more aware of what is happening in their lives and to assume responsibility for themselves and their communities. In order to learn to make responsible choices, our students have the freedom to learn in a school dedicated to high academic standards, and to involve themselves in the community, both utilizing its resources and serving its people.

  • Saint John’s High School (Shrewsbury, MA)

    Margaret Granados Principal, Appointed for 2017

    Maggie will join Saint John’s High School following a four-year tenure as Asst. Head of School at Wardlaw-Hartridge School in NJ. Previously, she served as Head of Montclair Cooperative School. Prior to that appointment, she was also Lower School Head at Shipley School, and Admissions Director and Lower School Head at Berkeley Carroll School. Maggie holds a BA in Political Science from College of the Holy Cross, and an MA in Elementary Education from Columbia University.

    Saint John’s High School is a Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School. A Saint John’s Catholic education is rooted in the commitment of the Xaverian Brothers to bring Christ to life in young men.

  • The Maine Girls’ Academy (Portland, ME)

    Amy Jolly Head of School, Appointed for 2017

    Amy joins The Maine Girls’ Academy following a nine year tenure as Admissions Director at the Fenn School in Massachusetts. Previously, she served as Admissions Director at Oakcrest School in Virginia. Prior to her career in education, Amy worked in telecommunications for many years. Amy holds a BA in Political Science from The American University in Washington, D.C.

    The Maine Girls’ Academy blends innovation with the best of tradition and bases its decisions on the current research about how girls learn, develop and thrive. As the state’s only all-girls’ school, The Academy educates girls to be confident thinkers, compassionate leaders and purposeful change makers.

  • Tower School (Marblehead, MA)

    Timothy Delehaunty Head of School, Appointed for 2017

    Tim will join Tower School following a nine-year tenure at New Canaan Country School in CT, where he currently serves as Upper School Head. Previously, he spent nine years at Lawrence Academy in MA as a teacher, Department Chair, and Dean of Studies. He began his teaching career at Rectory School in CT, then taught at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in PA before his appointment at Lawrence Academy. Tim is an alumnus of Worcester Academy and holds a BA in History from College of the Holy Cross, as well as an MA in English from Middlebury College.

    Tower School aims to spark a lifelong love of learning in its students by providing a stimulating education in a supportive environment. It encourages children to strive for personal levels of excellence and to develop fully across a broad range of academic, physical, creative, and social endeavors.

  • Westminster School (Simsbury, CT)

    Miles Bailey Dean of Admissions , Appointed for 2018

    Miles Bailey will join Westminster School after a 14-year tenure as Director of Financial Aid & Associate Director of Admissions at Milton Academy. Miles began his career at Milton in 2002 as a Gift and Data Entry Coordinator as well as a coach for Basketball and Lacrosse. Additionally at Milton, he has worked as a Teacher, Assistant to Athletic Director, House Parent and an Advisor Committee Member. Miles holds a BA in Political Science from Emory University in Atlanta, and he Graduated from Westminster School in 1994.

    Westminster School enjoys a reputation as one of the finest college-preparatory schools in the country. The challenging academic program, grounded in the liberal arts tradition, prepares boys and girls in grades 9-12 and postgraduate for academic success and the rigors of college while cultivating in them a love of learning that becomes a lifelong habit. Westminster School is a diverse, close-knit community of 95 faculty and 390 students (70% boarding, 30% day students) from across the country and around the world. Nearly one third of the students receive financial aid from the $5.1 million awarded each year. On its 200-acre north-central Connecticut campus, the school is a place where scholarship, citizenship, sportsmanship and leadership thrive. Set in a small New England town north of Hartford, Westminster is walking distance from Simsbury’s vibrant town center, is convenient to both New York City and Boston, and is just twenty minutes from Bradley International Airport.

  • Whitby School (Greenwich, CT)

    Jason Anklowitz Head of School, Appointed for 2018

    Jason Anklowitz will join Whitby School after a five year tenure as Associate Head at Carlthorp School in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to that appointment he spent seven years at the International School of Trieste in Italy where he began as a middle school teacher and then transitioned to Head of School. Jason has been a classroom teacher for grades Kindergarten to Grade 5 in public, private and independent schools both nation and world wide. Named UCLA Anderson Merit Fellow in 2016, he holds a BA from George Washington University, an Ed.M from Harvard University and a MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

    The Whitby School was founded in 1958 as a day school for children between the ages of three through fourteen. The founders, a group of Roman Catholic parents, sought to create a lay-directed, co-educational school “organized to teach and educated children, and to conduct and maintain a school for children utilizing the method of education know as the “Montessori Method.” This was at a time when Maria Montessori’s ideas about education were being re-examined in the United States. Whitby’s founding head, Nancy Rambusch, was the driving force behind the resurgence of interest in Montessori education. Through that interest Whitby was founded as the First American Montessori School in the United States.

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