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Congratulations to our client schools and these newly appointed leaders, most of whom will take office in July 2019:

  • ShastityDriscollJune 2019 — Harriet Tubman School of Science and Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, has named Dr. Shastity Driscoll its first Head of School. Dr. Driscoll served most recently as the Lead Middle School Education Director at Epiphany Prep Charter School in San Diego. An Atlanta native and a Teach for America alumna, Dr. Driscoll previously worked as the Principal Director of the Navy Child and Youth Development Program and Director of the All Souls’ Episcopal Church Children’s Program in Okinawa, Japan. She holds a B.A. from Oral Roberts University, an M.S. from Arkansas State University, and an Ed.D. from the University of Southern California.

    Opening in August 2019, Harriet Tubman School of Science and Technology will use a data-driven model to create student academic success and build lifelong career skills in technology and computer science for educationally disadvantaged students. Initially serving 200 students in kindergarten through third grade, the school plans to grow to 300 students in grades K through 5 by 2021.

  • Carrie SalvatoreMay 2019 — Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School has named Carrie Salvatore as the next Director of Admissions. Currently Director of Admission at Cape Cod Academy in Osterville, MA, Carrie previously spent ten years as Director of Admission and Financial Aid at King Low Heywood Thomas School in Stamford, CT. Prior positions include Associate Dean of Admission and Director of Marketing and Communication at The Ethel Walker School and Associate Director of Admission at The Brunswick School. Carrie holds a BA in Psychology from Skidmore College and an MA in Teaching from Manhattanville College.

    Founded in 1764, Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School (CGPS) is one of the nation’s oldest private schools and the largest independent school in Manhattan. CGPS offers a rigorous and comprehensive college preparatory education to nearly 1,300 students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Suited to an academically diverse group of students — ranging from the highest achievers to those needing meaningful learning support — CGPS provides a balanced, caring educational experience. Rigorous yet relaxed, CGPS seeks to inspire students in an atmosphere that is intentionally cooperative rather than intensely competitive.

  • Phil CoxMay 2019 — The Elisabeth Morrow School has announced that Philip Cox will be the next Middle School Head.  Phil began is career in independent schools as Associate Director of Development and Director of Admission at Greenhill School in Dallas, and he returned to the school in 2000 as Assistant Head of Middle School. Since his time in Texas, Philip has taught History and English at St. Luke’s School and Montclair Kimberley Academy, was Director of Enrollment Management at Rippowam Cisqua School, and served as Middle School Director at The Pingry School for over a decade. Phil received a B.A. in History from Bucknell University and an M.A. in East Asian Studies from the University of Virginia.

    Founded in 1930 by Constance Chilton and Elisabeth Morrow, The Elisabeth Morrow School (EMS) began as an early childhood and lower school dedicated to the academic, social, and ethical education of young children. Today, the school serves 429 students (170 in the middle school or “Morrow House”) on a 14-acre campus in suburban New Jersey, just nine miles from New York City. As it has done since its founding nearly 90 years ago, EMS continues to provide its students with a dynamic, comprehensive educational experience in a supportive, child-centered environment.

     

  • April 2019 — Newark Boy’s Chorus School in Newark, NJ, has named Paul Chapin as the next Head of School. Paul has worked as an educator and administrator in Princeton Public Schools for the past 35 years. Currently a vocal music teacher at Riverside School, Paul also served as Acting/Interim Principal of the school from 2014-2016. In addition to teaching, Paul serves as an educational consultant to Princeton Symphony Orchestra, a Content Instruction Specialist at Princeton University, and works with Educational Testing Service in developing assessments. For the past 22 years, he has been the Music Director at First Baptist Church of Bordentown, NJ, and he has significant experience as a choral conductor and soloist. Paul received a B.M. in music education from Westminster Choir College and an M.S. in educational leadership from the University of Scranton.

    Established in 1969, Newark Boys Chorus School (NBCS) is an independent day school serving students in grades three through eight. Dedicated to developing successful young men of sound character through rigorous academic and musical training, the school and its students are recognized as “Newark’s Musical Ambassadors” to the world. Currently enrolling 45 students, NBCS prides itself on providing high-level academic and musical opportunities for the young men it serves.

     

  • Chris HarperApril 2019 — Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York, NY, has named Christopher Harper as the next Chief Financial Officer at the school. Christopher is currently Director of Finance and Operations at Lake Forest Country Day School in Lake Forest, IL. Previously, he was Associate Director of Enrollment Management at Latin School of Chicago, where he was also Apprentice to the Chief of Finance and Operations. Prior to his time at Latin School of Chicago, he was the Executive Director and Founder of Apex Elite Academy in Chicago, while also serving as a faculty member and coach at University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. Christopher received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

    Ethical Culture Fieldston School (ECFS) is a progressive PreK–12 independent school that has been serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs since 1878. ECFS offers a rich curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A coed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students on two campuses – one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and the other in Manhattan.

     

  • image1April 2019 — The Spence School has announced that Beth Pili will become Co-Director of College Counseling in July 2019. Since 2009, Beth has worked at Horace Mann School, first as Associate Director of College Counseling and then as Director of College Counseling Initiatives. She also serves as Director of College Counseling at the Heckscher Scholars Program, a community-based organization that serves students from New York City Public Schools who hope to be the first in their families to attend college. Prior to her time at Horace Mann, Beth was Director of Multicultural Recruitment and Associate Director of Admissions in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Columbia University. Previously, she was Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Multicultural Recruitment at Yale, Associate Director of Admissions and Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment at Barnard College, and served as a Senior Admissions Committee Member at Bryn Mawr. Beth received a B.A. in history from Bryn Mawr College and an M.A. in organization and leadership with an emphasis in post-secondary education from Columbia University.

    Founded by Clara B. Spence in 1892, The Spence School is an independent, college preparatory day school serving 752 girls in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Ranking among the nation’s pre-eminent schools for girls, Spence is committed to high academic standards, integrity, a diverse student body, and a purpose larger than oneself. Spence’s vibrant canvas of teaching and learning is inspired by the words of Clara Spence, who described learning as an “intellectual and moral adventure.” The talented faculty embraces the challenge of preparing Spence’s able students to thrive as engaged citizens with purpose, passion, and perspective.

     

  • GordonMarch 2019 — Dr. Edwin Gordon has been named the next Head of Congressional School in Falls Church, Virginia. Dr. Gordon served most recently as the Head of School at Palm Beach Day Academy in Palm Beach, Florida. He also led the Lower School at Riverdale Country School’s River Campus, was Executive Director of the K-12 Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, and worked as the Academic Dean (grades 7-10) for the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Gordon earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Baylor University and his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Cornell University.

    Founded in 1939, Congressional School is an independent, coed day school enrolling 343 children from six weeks of age through grade eight. The school also hosts 2,200 students annually through its summer camp programs. Sited on a 40-acre campus in Northern Virginia, the school blends the best of traditional education with innovative teaching and learning practices, including a robust social-emotional learning program and interdisciplinary studies.


  • sandy wangMarch 2019 — Princeton Day School (PDS) in Princeton, New Jersey, has announced that Sandra Wang will begin serving as Head of Lower School in July 2019. In 2012, Sandy was appointed Assistant Principal of the Lower School at Trinity School in New York City, and is currently serving as the division’s interim leader. Prior to her time at Trinity, Sandy was Assistant Director of the Lower School at Trevor Day School, and she began her career as a lower school teacher and middle school math coordinator at The Dalton School. Sandy holds a B.A. from Barnard College, an M.A. from New York University, and an Ed.M. and an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University.

    Among the premier independent schools in the Mid-Atlantic, PDS educates 950 students from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. The institution was established in 1965 through the merger of Miss Fine’s School and Princeton Country Day School, and it currently occupies a 106-acre campus on the outskirts of Princeton.

  • launa-hewittMarch 2019 — This summer, Launa Schweizer will take the reins of the Middle School at The Hewitt School in New York City. Launa is currently the Assistant Head of Middle School at Brooklyn Montessori School, where she also teaches English and humanities. She previously served as Head of Lower School at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn. Launa studied English as an undergraduate at Amherst College and earned a master’s degree in American Culture from the University of Michigan.

    Located on New York’s Upper East Side, Hewitt is an independent girls’ day school that enrolls 523 students in grades K-12. The school’s program is intentionally structured around four pillars – presence, empathy, research, and purpose – and it strives to empower each girl to achieve her best.


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    March, 2019Paul Baly, Head of Middle School at The Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood, New Jersey, has been appointed Middle School Director at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School (CGPS) in New York City. Paul graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Roanoke College in 1998. He went on to earn an M.A. in Language Arts Education from the University of South Carolina – Columbia, and an M.A. in Organizational and Educational Leadership through the Teachers College at Columbia University.

    Founded in 1764, CGPS is one of the nation’s oldest private schools and the largest independent school in Manhattan. It offers a rigorous and comprehensive college preparatory education to more than 1,300 students in Pre‐Kindergarten through Grade 12. The Middle School enrolls 253 students in grades 5-7 and is located in a 17,000-square-foot facility that was newly constructed in 2016.

     

  • February, 2019The Spence School in New York, NY, has named Mildred Piscopo as the next Head of the Physical Education Department. Mildred has worked at Poly Prep Country Day School for the past 30 years, serving as Director of Athletics  for the past 12. Previous roles at the school include Physical Education Department Chair, Physical Education Teacher, and Head Varsity Softball Coach. Prior to her time at Poly Prep, Mildred was a junior varsity field hockey and softball coach and substitute teacher at Northport High School in Northport, NY. Mildred earned a B.S. in Physical Education from Ithaca College and an M.A. in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University.

    Founded by Clara B. Spence in 1892, The Spence School is an independent, college preparatory day school serving 752 girls in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Ranking among the nation’s pre-eminent schools for girls, Spence is committed to high academic standards, integrity, a diverse student body, and a purpose larger than oneself. Spence’s vibrant canvas of teaching and learning is inspired by the words of Clara Spence, who described learning as an “intellectual and moral adventure.” The talented faculty embraces the challenge of preparing Spence’s able students to thrive as engaged citizens with purpose, passion, and perspective.

     

  • February, 2019The Town School in New York, NY, has announced that Carol Seeley will be the next Head of Upper School. Carol is currently Head of the Middle School at Poly Prep Country Day School, where she is a member of the senior administrative team, partnering closely with school leadership and teachers in serving strategic goals and day-to-day operations. Prior to her current position, Carol served as Poly’s Dean of 7th and 8th grade students, working closely with the student support team, supervising the advisory program, and managing the application process for students applying out for high school. Carol has also taught middle-school math at the Park School in Brookline, MA, Columbia Grammar and Prep, and at Poly Prep. She is a graduate of the Groton School, and earned her BA in Sociology-based Human Relations from Connecticut College.

    Founded in 1913, Town is an independent coeducational day school serving approximately 400 children from age 3 to grade 8. A warm, inclusive, diverse, and values-centered school community, Town is dedicated to academic excellence, joy, nurture, innovation, and character development. For more than a century, Town has blended tradition and innovation to provide young students with an engaging educational experience that promotes creativity, curiosity, and healthy risk taking. Its challenging academic program and supportive environment prepare students to thrive as confident learners and involved citizens in high school and beyond.

  • Francis Gianni PhotoFebruary, 2019The French-American School of New York has named Francis Gianni as its next Head of School. Since 2014, Francis has led the International School of Monaco. Previously, he led the Lille campus of the École Jeannine Manuel, a UNESCO-affiliated school that is considered one of the most competitive bilingual schools in France. Prior to that, Francis was  Head of School at École La Source «École Nouvelle à Vocation Internationale»  and simultaneously served as the President of the Association Française des Écoles à Vocation Internationale (AFEVI). In addition to his experience leading schools and organizations, Francis has taught philosophy in several secondary schools and universities in and around Paris and at Arizona State University. Francis graduated with a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies in philosophy from the Sorbonne, and in 1995, he ranked second in the prestigious Agrégation de Philosophie. He earned an M.B.A. with a focus on global management from the University of Phoenix in Arizona.

    Since its founding in 1980 with 17 preschool students in a single classroom, the French-American School of New York (FASNY) has catered to families seeking an immersive bilingual and multicultural experience for their children. Today, the school offers a sophisticated international education to approximately 800 students from nursery through grade 12. The school offers the best of the French and American educational systems: Students enjoy the rigorous, analytical challenges of a French curriculum while they benefit from the flexible, creative, student-centered approach common in American independent schools.

     

  • Dorothy HutchesonFebruary, 2019Chadwick School in Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, has announced that Interim Village School Director Dorothy Hutcheson will become Director of the Village School, effective July 1, 2019. Dorothy brings to Chadwick more than 30 years of experience in a number of leadership roles in independent schools, including Head of School, Assistant Head of School, College Counselor, and Dean of Students. For 20 years, Dorothy was Head of School at Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City. She also was the founding Head of School of The Greene School in West Palm Beach, Florida. A highly regarded leader in independent education, she has served on numerous educational boards, including the National Association of Independent Schools, the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Education at Teachers College and the New York State Association of Independent Schools. Dorothy holds a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York, a Master of Science in Education degree in school counseling from Duquesne University, and an A.B., magna cum laude, in religion and English from Duke University.

    Chadwick School is an independent, K-12, coeducational day school dedicated to developing global citizens with keen minds, exemplary character, self-knowledge and the ability to lead. Located on a beautiful, 45-acre hilltop campus on the scenic Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County, Chadwick enrolls 860 students from more than 50 Southern California communities. The school was founded in 1935 by visionary educator Margaret Lee Chadwick.

     

  • Sarah BeasleyFebruary, 2019The Spence School in New York, NY, has named Sara Beasley as the new Head of the English and World Literature Department. Sara is currently in her 12th year at Spence teaching Middle and Upper School English and World Literature. She also served as Dean for the Ninth and Tenth Grades. She came to Spence from Taft, where she was the Associate Director of College Counseling, a Grade Level Dean, and an English teacher. Sara holds an A.B. from Davidson College and an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

    Founded by Clara B. Spence in 1892, The Spence School is an independent, college preparatory day school serving 752 girls in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Ranking among the nation’s pre-eminent schools for girls, Spence is committed to high academic standards, integrity, a diverse student body, and a purpose larger than oneself. Spence’s vibrant canvas of teaching and learning is inspired by the words of Clara Spence, who described learning as an “intellectual and moral adventure.” The talented faculty embraces the challenge of preparing Spence’s able students to thrive as engaged citizens with purpose, passion, and perspective.

  • IMG_9080February, 2019The Spence School in New York, NY, has announced that Dalia Aidoo will be the new Science Department Head. Currently, Dalia serves as Science Department Chair and a Middle and Upper School science teacher at Collegiate School in New York. Previously, she taught secondary school science at Southgate School in London. In addition to her duties at Collegiate, Dalia is the founder and owner of The Children’s Montessori House Preschool in Saint Lucia. Dalia received a B.Sc. in microbiology from South Bank University in London and a Post Graduate Degree in secondary education from the University of London Institute of Education.

    Founded by Clara B. Spence in 1892, The Spence School is an independent, college preparatory day school serving 752 girls in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Ranking among the nation’s pre-eminent schools for girls, Spence is committed to high academic standards, integrity, a diverse student body, and a purpose larger than oneself. Spence’s vibrant canvas of teaching and learning is inspired by the words of Clara Spence, who described learning as an “intellectual and moral adventure.” The talented faculty embraces the challenge of preparing Spence’s able students to thrive as engaged citizens with purpose, passion, and perspective.

  • Crissy-Headshot (1)November, 2018Brooklyn Friends School in Brooklyn, New York, has announced that Crissy Cáceres will be the next Head of School. Crissy is currently the Assistant Head of School at Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC. Previously, Crissy was Head of Lower School at Abington Friends School in Abington, PA, where she led a nationally-recognized Early Childhood Program and lead a Lower School division of more than 190 students and 34 faculty members. Prior to her time at Abington Friends, she was Assistant Head of Lower School at Episcopal Academy, where she also began her independent school teaching career.  Since 2009, Crissy has been a faculty member at the NAIS Diversity Leadership Institute. She has served as a Middle States Accreditation Commissioner, co-chaired the People of Color Conference in Philadelphia, served on various leadership associations, and has partnered with schools and organizations nation-wide as consultant, presenter, and facilitator on various school leadership, social justice, and school culture and student engagement topics. She earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Policy and Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a B.A. in a self-designed major in Urban Policy and Education with a minor in Psychology from Wellesley College. She is also a graduate of the National Association of Independent Schools’ Fellowship for Aspiring Heads.

    One of the most diverse independent schools in the region, BFS serves more than 900 students from age 2 to grade 12. Signature features of the BFS experience include a rigorous educational program culminating in the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma and a thoroughgoing commitment to inclusion, equity, social justice, and service informed by Quaker principles.

     

  • Gary WeissermanNovember, 2018Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School in Chicago, IL has named Gary Weisserman to be the next Head of School. Most recently, Gary was Head of School at Milken Community Schools in Los Angeles, California–the largest community/pluralistic Jewish day school in the United States. Before his time at Milken, Gary was Chief Academics Officer at Scheck Hillel Community School in North Miami Beach, Florida, where he was responsible for educational programming within all five divisions of the school. Prior to working at Scheck, Gary was Head of School at Oakland Early College, a public, early college high school that serves more than 150 students in Oakland County, Michigan. Previous administrative positions include Director of Early College and K-16 initiatives at the University of Michigan-Flint and Program Director of the Interactive Communications and Simulations Group at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has taught at the University of Michigan, West Bloomfield Public Schools, and Southfield Public Schools. Gary holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature and an M.A in Educational Studies and Educational Administration from the University of Michigan. He sits on the Board of Echo Horizon School, Adat Ari El Labowe Family School, and the Community Systems Foundation.

    Founded in 1946, Bernard Zell is the preeminent independent, coeducational Jewish day school in Chicago. Located in the vibrant Lakeview neighborhood on the city’s north side, the school serves approximately 530 students, Nursery to Grade 8, and offers the best of innovative education in a rigorous and nurturing learning environment. This strong community welcomes children and encourages academic exploration, inspiring students to intellectual inquiry and the joy of learning rooted in pluralistic Jewish tradition.

  • maureen-fonseca-5771142_220xx458-610-21-0November, 2018The Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood, New Jersey, has named Maureen Fonseca as its next Head of School. Formerly Head of The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, New York, Maureen Fonseca is currently Chief Executive Officer of Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation/New York Edge, a community based organization serving 25,000 students in 110 under-resourced New York City public schools. Prior to her time at Masters, she founded St. Philip’s Academy in Newark, New Jersey, a school with a mission of preparing inner city students for competitive secondary schools. Over her 12 years at St. Philip’s, she grew the school from an opening enrollment of ten children in first grade to over 200 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Maureen received a B.A in French and Russian from Vassar College and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in French Literature from Fordham University. An active member of many professional organizations, she is currently a Board member of the French American School of New York, Chair of the Fairchester Heads Association, Treasurer of the Headmistresses Association of the East, and from 2010 – 2018 she was Commissioner on Accreditation for the New York State Association of Independent Schools.

    Founded in 1930 by Constance Chilton and Elisabeth Morrow, The Elisabeth Morrow School (EMS) began as an early childhood and lower school dedicated to the academic, social, and ethical education of young children. Today, the school serves 429 students on a 14-acre campus in suburban New Jersey, just nine miles from New York City. As it has done since its founding nearly 90 years ago, EMS continues to provide its students with a dynamic, comprehensive educational experience in a supportive, child-centered environment.

  • Booth KyleOctober, 2018Indian Creek School in Crownsville, Maryland, has named Booth Kyle as its next Head of School. Booth currently serves as the Associate Head at Lakeside School in Seattle, Washington. At Lakeside, Booth is primarily responsible for overseeing Admission and Financial Aid, Athletics, Global Education, Lakeside’s Educational Enrichment Program, and Summer School Programs. He also chairs the Programs Group and was a part of Lakeside’s efforts to open The Downtown School: A Lakeside School, a micro-school  committed to providing a more affordable independent school option for academically talented students in downtown Seattle. Previously, Booth was Director of Financial Aid, Associate Director of Admission, and Head Crew Coach at Deerfield Academy. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Director of Admission at Brooks School. Booth earned his B.A. in U.S. History from Connecticut College, and he holds a Masters in Education, Curriculum, and Teaching from Boston University.

    Indian Creek School is a co-educational, nonsectarian day school for 556 students age three through grade 12, currently situated on two campuses near Annapolis, Maryland. Founded in 1973, the school is distinguished by a passionate relationship with its community, its welcoming atmosphere, neuroscience-based approach to education, rich co-curricular program, and individualized teaching. ICS intentionally develops both academic and non-cognitive skills in its students, in an effort to give them a full educational experience preparing them to approach the world with confidence, curiosity, and strength of character.

     

  • Christopher Jones PHotoOctober, 2018Cannon School in Concord, North Carolina, has announced that Christopher Jones will be the next Head of School. Currently Associate Director of Schools, Director of Finance and Operations, and Interim Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Development at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Christopher is responsible for the overall administrative operations of Lab, including the budget and strategic planning; and he recently completed a $200 million renovation and expansion of the campus. Christopher received an A.B. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago in 2002 and an M.B.A. from University’s Booth School of Business in 2017. He is a ten-year member of the International Association of School Business Officers and sits on the University of Chicago’s Emergency Management and Council and Employee Benefits Committee.

    Founded in 1969, Cannon School has quickly become a leader in JrK-12 education in Charlotte and the Southeast region. Serving over 1,000 students from Concord and the surrounding communities, Cannon offers a rigorous but balanced education that prepares students to meet the challenges of a dynamic and unpredictable future.

  • Megan McHughAugust, 2018The Agnes Irwin School has appointed Megan McHugh to be the school’s Associate Director of Lower School Admission and Outreach. Megan comes to Agnes Irwin from Holy Child at Rosemont, where she was Director of Admission. Previously, she served for six years as the Parents’ Liaison at Holy Child as a member of the Advancement Office. Megan holds a B.A. in journalism from Temple University.

    Founded by Miss Agnes Irwin, the first Dean of Radcliffe College and the great‐great granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin, The Agnes Irwin School (AIS) has been a leader in fostering the intellectual and personal growth of girls and young women since 1869. Serving 606 girls in Pre‐Kindergarten through 12th grade, AIS is an independent day school offering a lively and stimulating environment in which to work and learn.

     

     

  • Joseph BradleyApril, 2018Joseph Bradley has been appointed Head of School at Davidson Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. Most recently, Mr. Bradley served as President and CEO of Phoenix Christian in Phoenix, Arizona. Previously, he was Head of School at Dominian Christian Schools in Marietta, Georgia. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from The University of Colorado and an M.Ed. in Leadership of Educational Organizations from American Intercontinental University.

    Founded in 1980 as Madison Christian School, Davidson Academy has grown over the past three and a half decades to serve more than 730 students in grades PK-12. Guided by its commitment to providing a Christ-centered education for students throughout the Nashville area, the interdenominational school’s mission and purpose are best captured in its motto: preparing students for college, life, and eternity.

  • kate merrittApril, 2018The John Thomas Dye School has named Kate Merritt as its next Director of Advancement. Since 2014, Ms. Merritt has served as Associate Director of Advancement for Annual Fund and Alumni Programs at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, Florida. Previously she held a number of positions at Cate School in Carpinteria, California, including Parent Fund and Events Manager and Research and Special Projects Assistant. She holds a B.S. in Communications from Wakeforest University.

    Founded in 1929 and ranking among the nation’s premier independent elementary schools, The John Thomas Dye School provides 336 students in grades K-6 an educational experience that is both traditional and dynamic. Situated atop a wooded canyon on a charming 10-acre campus in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, JTD has offered generations of young people an idyllic environment for learning.

     

     

  • Jennifer BeltramoMarch, 2018Jennifer Beltramo has been named the next Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of San Jose, California. Currently Director of Academic Excellence for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Ms. Beltramo has served as a teacher, school principal, and the Assistant Superintendent of Schools at the Archdiocese. She holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies, an M.Ed., and an M.A. in Educational Administration, all from the University of Notre Dame.

    The Diocese of San Jose is based in Santa Clara County, which is home to more than 600,000 Catholics. Serving the residents of Silicon Valley, the Diocese supports 54 parishes and missions, and three college and university campus ministries. The Diocese’s Department of Education oversees 34 schools that serve more than 15,700 students across 14 cities and townships. Harnessing the local spirit of innovation while remaining rooted in its Catholic mission, the school system is ensuring that Catholic education remains a vibrant, attractive option for the diverse population of Santa Clara County.

  • K-VellaMarch, 2018Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ, has appointed Karyn Vella as the next Assistant Head of School for Development. Since 2012, Karyn has been Assistant Head for External Affairs, Campaign Director, and Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid at Allendale Columbia School in Rochester, NY. Previously, she was Director of Annual Giving at Winchester Thurston School and has worked at Shady Side Academy, Brophy College Preparatory, Bryn Mawr School, and Oldfields School in a variety of roles. Karyn is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and holds a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College.

    Founded in 1864, Peddie School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school of 550 students, grades 9 through post-graduate. It is primarily a boarding school, with 63 percent of the students and 90 percent of the faculty living on campus. Among the nation’s premier boarding and day schools, Peddie School is known as a thriving institution with a warm, unpretentious, entrepreneurial culture.

  • Heather Haas photoFebruary, 2018Annunciation Orthodox School in Houston, TX, has announced that Heather Haas will be the next Head of Middle School. Heather is currently the Middle School Science Department Chair at the Greenhill School in Dallas where she has been for the past five years. Prior to Greenhill, Heather taught social studies, science, and math in both the Lewisville ISD and Houston ISD school systems.  She holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Sciences from Texas A&M and will complete her Masters in Educational Leadership from Lamar University in April 2019.

    Established as a ministry of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in 1970 and separately incorporated in 1990, Annunciation Orthodox School today ranks among Houston’s leading independent schools, serving nearly 700 boys and girls from age three through grade eight. AOS provides a challenging, well-rounded academic curriculum within a nurturing Christian environment focused on family and community.

  • Gene CampbellFebruary, 2018The Browning School in New York, New York, has named Gene Campbell as the next Head of Upper School. For the past 12 years, Gene has been a teacher and administrator at St. Albans School. In addition to his duties as Senior Dean of Students, he also serves as assistant Director of Upper School Admission, teaches English, helped to create the school’s character education and advisory curriculum, and has coached football and basketball. Prior to his arrival at St. Albans, Mr. Campbell taught at the Kent School in Connecticut. He earned a B.A. in English from Georgetown University and an M.A. in English from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College.

    Founded by scholar and teacher John A. Browning, The Browning School has been a leader in fostering the intellectual and personal growth of boys and young men since 1888. Serving 402 students in kindergarten through Grade 12, Browning strives to combine the best of a traditional prep school environment and curriculum with imaginative teaching and a strong value system – all in a single-sex setting – to inspire wonder, self-confidence, achievement, and a strong sense of brotherhood among its students.

  • Nigel FurlongeFebruary, 2018Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York, New York, has named Nigel Furlonge as the Upper School’s next Principal. Nigel has been Associate Head of School at Holderness School since 2015. Previous posts include Admissions Director and Dean of Students and Residential Life at Christina Seix Academy, Academic Dean at Lawrenceville School, and Director of Studies at St. Andrew’s School. Nigel is a graduate of Boston Latin School and holds a B.A. in American History with a minor in African American Studies from The University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in American History from Villanova University, and an M.Ed. in Organization and Private School Leadership from Columbia University.

    Since its founding in 1878, Ethical Culture Fieldston School has been a beacon of progressive education in America. Known among New York City independent schools as a place where children are simultaneously encouraged to revel in the joys of childhood and confront the challenges presented by the modern world, ECFS emphasizes ethical thinking, academic excellence, and student-centered learning.

  • Danielle PassnoFebruary, 2018The Browning School in New York, New York, has announced that Danielle Passno will be the next Head of Middle School. Danielle is currently serving as Director of Outreach and Public Purpose at The Spence School and is on the faculty of the Klingenstein Summer Institute. Prior to her current position at Spence, Danielle was Upper School Dean of Student Life and Leadership, Grade 9 Dean, and an Upper and a Middle School Math Teacher at the school. Danielle holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College in Engineering Sciences modified with Studio Art with minors in English and Education and an M.A. in Education Leadership from Columbia University.

    Founded by scholar and teacher John A. Browning, The Browning School has been a leader in fostering the intellectual and personal growth of boys and young men since 1888. Serving 402 students in kindergarten through Grade 12, Browning strives to combine the best of a traditional prep school environment and curriculum with imaginative teaching and a strong value system – all in a single-sex setting – to inspire wonder, self-confidence, achievement, and a strong sense of brotherhood among its students.