Susanna Jones is a Senior Consultant in our Search & Consulting Group.
Susanna spent 16 years as Head of School for the Holton-Arms School, a girls’ day school for students in grades 3-12 in Bethesda, MD. Susanna led the implementation of a comprehensive Global Education Program and instituted a Global Scholars designation for graduating seniors. Under her leadership, the school also developed an integrated educational philosophy known as Learn Well, Live Well, Lead Well (LW3) and the Holton-Arms Center for the Advancement of STEM. Additionally, it became one of the founding members of the Online School for Girls (now One Schoolhouse).
Prior to joining Holton-Arms, Susanna spent eight years as Head of The Ethel Walker School, a day and boarding school for girls in grades 6-12 in Simsbury, CT, and six years as Upper School Director at Marlborough School, an all-girls school for students in grades 7-12 in Los Angeles, CA. She has extensive experience in fundraising and development, having served as the Director of Development at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s School in New York, as the Associate Director of Development for Special Gifts at Union Theological Seminary in New York, and as an Account Executive at Peggy Powell Dean & Company, where she co-authored The Complete Guide to Capital Campaigns for Historic Churches and Synagogues. Susanna launched her career in education as a history teacher, first at the Spence School, and subsequently as a teaching assistant and lecturer at Columbia University and Baruch College, respectively.
Education & Interests
A graduate of Philips Academy Andover, Susanna earned an A.B. in History from Princeton University with Honors. She also holds an M.A. and an M. Phil. In History from Columbia University and a Certificate in Coaching (Level 2) from the Columbia University Coaching Certification Program. A lifelong champion of girls’ education, Susanna is the Executive Director of The 1911 Group, an association of heads of school that emphasizes female leadership. She writes a monthly blog for the Association of Academic Leaders at One Schoolhouse, of which she is a founder.
Susanna and her husband live in Annapolis and Tenants Harbor, ME, with their Scottish terrier, Percy. In her spare time, Susanna enjoys knitting, crafting, positive psychology, studying girls’ and women’s issues, reading fiction, and spending time with family.