Barbara Chase Senior Consultant

Barbara is a senior consultant doing search and consulting work. Her search clients are diverse, including the American School in London, Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (MD), Belmont Hill School (MA), Esperanza Academy (MA), Northfield Mount Hermon (MA), Packer Collegiate Institute (NY), and Bryn Mawr School (MD).

Previous Experience

From 1994 to 2012, Barbara served as head of school and instructor in history at Phillips Academy (MA). Prior to that, she led the Bryn Mawr School for 14 years. Barbara started her professional life as a third grade teacher at Moses Brown School (RI). After that, she worked at the Wheeler School (RI) where she taught music, English, and history, and served as director of admission.

Education & Interests

A graduate of Brown University where she earned her B.A. with a major in history, she also holds a Master of Liberal Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Barbara has served on numerous boards over the years, including Brown University (trustee and fellow of the corporation; chair, committee on admission & financial aid; overseer, Annenberg Institute of School Reform), NAIS (board of directors), BEST (Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust; trustee), AIMS (Association of Independent Maryland Schools, president of the board of trustees), School Year Abroad (president of the board of trustees), Tower Hill School (trustee), Pike School (trustee), Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, MA (board of governors), and York Public Library Association (trustee).

In addition, Barbara has chaired several visiting committees for accreditation formed under the auspices of the Middle States’ Association of Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Barbara is fond of spending time with her family, traveling, reading (especially history), making jewelry, cooking, and enjoying nature.