Chris brings 15 years of independent school experience from North Shore Country Day School (IL), where he was Assistant Head of School and Academic Dean for ten years. In that role, he was instrumental in the school’s institutional and strategic initiative leadership. He oversaw all academic departments and guided the development of the JK-12 educational program. Chris also led faculty recruitment, hiring, retention, professional development, and evaluation. Before serving as its Assistant Head, Chris was NSCD’s Director of College Counseling. His career started in the world of college admission. During his time in college admission and college counseling, Chris was on the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling’s Executive Board and the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s National Assembly.
Since 2004 Chris has been active with Point Foundation (CA), the largest scholarship-granting organization in the U.S. for LGBTQ college aspiring individuals. For most of his time on Point’s Board of Directors, Chris served as the Scholar Selections Committee Chair, overseeing the annual selections process by which Point chose its scholars from an applicant pool of several thousand high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. He remains connected to Point as a member of its Emeritus Board.
Other past professional development and affiliations include serving as a Mastery Transcript Consortium Site Director, an Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator, a homeroom leader for the Independent School Experiential Education Network's Winter Institute, and a member of ISACS accreditation teams.
Education & Interests
Chris earned his B.A. cum laude with college honors from Knox College (IL).
Chris enjoys exploring the restaurant, visual art, and live music cultures wherever his travels take him. He lives in New York City with his husband and their rescue dog.