Educational Directions: Appointments

Appointments

for July 2024

Updated 4/2/2024

As a leader in head of school search and transition consulting, and as part of our ongoing research on independent school leadership, Educational Directions has been tracking head of school appointments since 1993.
We are pleased to share with you our list of head of school appointments.

For JULY 2024

Posted in April 2024
Augusta Preparatory Day School, Martinez GA
 Eric W. Hedinger, Upper School Head, Providence Day School, Charlotte NC
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Indianapolis IN
 James P. Power, Ed.D., Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Providence RI
Buxton School, Williamstown MA
 John Barrengos, Ed.D., Director of Admission and Financial Aid, The Putney School, Putney VT
Cannon School, Concord NC
 Michael J. Drew, Associate Head, Bolles School, Jacksonville FL
Cedarwood Waldorf School, Portland OR
 Dr. Joseph Doucette, Principal on Special Assignment, Bellingham Public Schools, Bellingham WA
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, La Cañada CA
 Marlena Conroy, Principal, Cathedral High School, San Diego CA
The Kiski School, Saltsburg PA
 Dr. Mark P. Ott, Head, Windsor School at Albany, Nassau, The Bahamas
Lumin Education, Dallas TX
 Dionne Kirby, Former CEO, Literary Achieves, Dallas TX
Maranatha High School, Pasadena CA
 Dr. Matthew Ketterling, Associate Dean to HOS, Maranatha High School
Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights IL
 Dr. Joe Zampillo, Principal, Central Middle School, Evergreen Park Elementary School District, Evergreen Park IL
Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville NJ
 Michele Martinez, Interim Principal, Notre Dame High School
Saint Viator High School, Arlington Heights IL
 Ryan Aiello, Eastside Catholic School, Sammamish WA
Ursuline Academy, New Orleans LA
 Laurie Eichelberger Leiva, Assistant Vice President of Alumni Engagement, Loyola University, New Orleans LA
Vistamar School, El Segundo CA
 Erik L. Carlson
–Interim, Interim Head, Peninsula School, Menlo Park CA
The Wesley School, North Hollywood CA
 Greg Armbrister, Assistant Head of School for Academics, The Wesley School

Posted in March 2024
Alta Vista School, San Francisco CA
 Rob Cousins, Principal, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Bronx NY
Cardinal Newman High School, West Palm Beach FL
 Charles Stembler, Principal, Calvert Hall College High School, Baltimore MD
Catherine Cook School, Chicago IL
 Adam W. Fischer, Head, Rashi School, Dedham MA
Christ Church Episcopal Preschool, Wilmington DE
 Sheila Abio, Former Head, Good Shepherd Episcopal School, Austin TX
Fort Worth Christian School, North Richland Hills TX (APR2024)
 Dr. Terry Rodgers, Chief Operating Officer, Prestonwood Christian Academy School System, Plano TX
Girard College, Philadelphia PA (JAN2024)
 David Hardy, Interim President, Girard College
Harborlight Montessori School, Beverly MA
 Michael Bowler, Assistant Head, Fayerweather Street School, Cambridge MA
Marblehead Community Charter Public School, Marblehead MA (FEB2024)
 Stephanie Brant, Interim Head, Marblehead Community Charter Public School
Marshall School, Duluth MN
 Anthony Pisapia, Former Associate Head & Chief Innovation and Information Officer, Tower Hill School, Wilmington DE
Mount de Sales Academy, Macon GA,
 Brendan O’Kane, Director of Ignatian Mission and Identity, Loyola Blakefield, Towson MD
Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Newton MA
 Jessica Hooper, President, Nativity Prep Academy, San Diego CA
North Jakarta Intercultural School, Jakarta INDONESIA
 Ezra Alexander, PYP Coordinator & Teacher, North Jakarta Intercultural School
St. Anne's Episcopal School, Middletown DE
 Justin Lee Smith, Head, St. Mark's Episcopal Academy,Cocoa Village FL
St. Mark's Episcopal School, Palm Beach Gardens FL
 Scott D. Laird
–Interim, Former Interim Head, Fisher Island Day School, Fisher Island FL
Saint Thomas' Episcopal School, Houston TX (JAN2024)
 Dr. William R Mott
–Interim, Former Head, Providence Christian Academy, Murfreesboro TN
Tiftarea Academy, Chula GA
 William Shelnutt, Former Head, Trinity Presbyterian School, Montgomery AL
Tremont School, Concord MA
 Krista Demas, Former Middle School Head, Shady Hill School, Cambridge MA
Trinity Hall, Tinton Falls NJ (MAR2024)
 Theresa Kiernan, Interim Head of School, Trinity Hall
Unity Christian School, Rome GA (MAR2024)
 Dr. John Barge, Former Superintendent, McIntosh County Schools, GA
Ursuline Academy of Dallas, Dallas TX
 Dr. Andrea Shurley, Principal, Ursuline Academy of Dallas
Winston-Salem Montessori School, Clemmons NC
 Rebecca Little, Former Head, Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy, Birmingham AL
Woodlynde School, Strafford PA
 Gregory K. Martin, Ph.D., Assistant Head/Head of Upper School, The Ranney School, Tinton Falls NJ
Woodstock Day School, Woodstock NY
 Ashley Hughes, Director of Operations, Grand Street Settlement, New York NY


Posted in February 2024
Barrie School, Silver Spring MD
 Ben Thrash, Deputy Head, International School of Helsinki, Helsinki Finland
Bay Farm Montessori Academy, Duxbury MA
 Gráinne Murray, Head, Richmond Montessori School, Henrico VA
The Brook Hill School, Bullard TX
 Braxton Brady, Head, Evangelical Christian School, Memphis TN
California Association of Private School Organizations (CAPSO), Van Nuys CA
 Dr. Tara Rolle, Executive Director, St. Clare Institute for Leading and Learning, San Francisco CA
Carolina Day School, Asheville NC
 Brett Fuhrman, Interim Head, Carolina Day School
Castilleja School, Palo Alto CA
 Julia R. Eells
--Interim, Former Head, San Francisco University High School, San Francisco CA
Cornerstone Christian Academy, Philadelphia PA
 Brandon McNeice, Founder & Director, Tack Educational Consulting, Princeton NJ
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Baltimore MD
 Walter Reap, Interim President, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Evansville Day School, Evansville IN,
 Sarah Jacobson, Associate Head of School for Academics Nichols School, Buffalo NY
Hebrew Academy: Rabbi Alexander S. Gross, Miami Beach FL
 Lisa Stroll, Head, Denver Academy of Torah, Denver CO
Montessori Center School, Goleta CA
 Vanessa Jackson, Interim Head, Montessori Center School
Mother Caroline Academy, Dorchester MA
 Carla Haith, Head of Lower School, Dedham Country Day School, Dedham MA
PEP Program, Summit NJ
 Maria Shepard Mendez, Academic Dean, Montclair Kimberley Academy, Montclair NJ
The Roxbury Latin School, West Roxbury MA
 Dr. Sam Schaffer, Head of Upper School, St, Albans School, Washington DC
St. James’ Episcopal School, Los Angeles CA
 Diane Rich, Head, Rocky Hill Country Day School, East Greenwich RI
Tilton School, Tilton NH
 Derek A. Krein, Dean of Faculty, Tabor Academy, Marion MA
Valley Beth Shalom Day School, Encino CA
 Kimberly Schwartz, Chief Curriculum and Programming Officer, Milken Community School, Los Angeles CA
Wyoming Valley Montessori School, Kingston PA
 Justin S. Kleinheider, Former Head, MMI Preparatory School, Freeland PA
Xavier High School, Middletown CT
 Rick Misenti, Interim President, Xavier High School


Posted in January 2024
American School of Brasilia, Brasilia BRAZIL
 Charles Schlegel, Principal, Academia Cotopaxi, Quito Ecuador
The American School of Kinshasa (TASOK), Santa Fe NM
 Ben Marsh, Director, International School of Myanmar, Yangon, Myanmar
Chattanooga Christian School, Chattanooga TN
 Matt Covey, Head, Denver Christian School, Denver CO
The Colorado Springs School, Colorado Springs CO
 Dr. Ryan P. Kelly, Founding Head, BASIS International & Bilingual School, Chengdu, China
Community Day School, Pittsburg PA
 Casey Weiss, Assistant Principal, Hillel Academy of Pittsburg, Pittsburg PA 
Davidson Day School, Davidson NC
 Andrew R. Bishop, Assistant HOS, The Alexander Dawson School, Las Vegas NV
Drew School, San Francisco CA
 Saya McKenna, Head of Academics, Drew School
George Stevens Academy, Blue Hill ME
 Daniel Welch, Business Manager, Maine Central Instititute, Pittsfield ME
Grand Rapids Christian Schools, Grand Rapids MI
 Aaron Winkle, Head, Living Stones Academy, Grand Rapids MI

The Greenwood School,
Putney VT
 Sergio Simunovic, K-5 Principal, Windsor School, Windsor VT
The Healdsburg School, Healdsburg CA
 Tracie Mastronicola, Associate Head and Academic Dean, San Francisco
Friends School, San Francisco CA
International School of Paris, Paris FRANCE
 Antoine Delaitre, High School Principal, United Nations International School, NYC NY

Kents Hill School,
Kents Hill ME
 Dr. Molly MacKean, Head of Upper School, Germantown Academy, Fort Washington PA
Mackintosh Academy Boulder, Boulder CO
 Stephanie Dietz, Assistant Head for Academic Programs, Marin Country Day School, Corte Madera CA
McQuaid Jesuit, Rochester NY
 Stephen R. Salluzzo, President, Bishop Kearney High School, Rochester NY
Montessori School of Maui, Makawao, Maui HI
 John Carlstroem, Head, Black Pine Circle School, Berkeley CA
Oberoi International School, Goregaon (East), Mumbai INDIA
 Patrick Hurworth, Head UWCSEA Dover Campus, Singapore

Pine Cobble School,
Williamstown MA
 Dr. Alana Harte, Acting HOS, Pine Cobble School
Riley School, Rockport ME
 Annie Hasselgren, Independent School Consultant, Cue Communications, Chicago IL
St. Ignatius Loyola Academy, Baltimore MD
 Alex Zequeira, Head, Saint John’s High School, Schrewsbury MA
St. John’s College High School, Washington DC
 Kevin Haley, Chief Strategy Officer, Under Armour, Baltimore MD
St. Mary's Episcopal School, Edmond OK
 Michael Zeigler, Director of Advancement, St. George Episcopal School, San Antonio TX
Santiago College, Lo Barnechea, Santiago CHILE
 Alan Lorenzini, Former Principal, The International School of The Hague, The Netherlands

The TASIS School in Dorado,
Dorado PR
 Sylvia Rodriguez Vargas, Ph.D., Associate Head, The Hill School, Pottstown PA

Posted in 2023
Abington Friends School, Jenkintown PA
 Dr. Nicole Hood, Upper School Director, The Bryn Mawr School, Baltimore MD
Academy of the Sacred Heart, New Orleans LA
 Gretchen Zibilich Kane, President, Ursuline Academy of Dallas, Dallas TX

American Embassy School New Delhi, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi INDIA
 Dr. Randal R. Harrington, Former Head, Kent Denver School, Englewood CO
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE), Braintree MA
 Sara Wilson, Director of Membership and Accreditation, AISNE
The Attic Learning Community, Woodinville WA
 Sandi Wollum, Head, Seabury School, Tacoma WA
Baker Demonstration School, Wilmette IL
 Kate Cicchelli, Former Founding Head, Bennett Day School, Wilmette IL

Branksome Hall, Toronto, Ontario CANADA
 Grace McCallum, Principal, American School of Brasilia, BRAZIL
Buffalo Seminary, Buffalo, NY
 Blair Parker, Head of Upper School, Friends Seminary, New York NY

The Calhoun School, New York NY
 Celeste Herrera, Assistant Head, The Dalton School, New York, NY
Carrabassett Valley Academy, Carrabassett Valley ME
 Alex Godomsky, Director of Finance and Development, Carravassett Valley Academy

Casablanca American School, Casablanca MOROCCO
 Christopher A. Brueningsen, Head, The Kiski School, Saltsburg PA
Chatham Hall, Chatham VA
 Sara Stephenson, Dir of Strategic Enrollment Mgmt & Dir of Adm, Grades 7-11, Ashley Hall School, Charleston SC

Collegiate School, Richmond VA
 Jeff Mancabelli, President, St. John’s College High School, Washington DC

Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School,
New York NY
 William N. Moseley, Head, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano CA 
Community Preparatory School, Providence RI
 Rosanna M. Salcedo, Dean of Equity and Inclusion, Cambridge School of Weston, Weston MA
The Country School, Easton MD
 Jay M. Parker, Director, Middle School, Alexander Dawson School, Lafayette CO

The Ellis School, Pittsburgh, PA
 Tambi Tyler, Head, The Colorado Springs School, Colorado Springs CO
Escola Americana do Rio de Janiero, Barra da Tijuca BRAZIL
 Dr. Steven Desroches, Former Head, International School of Curitiba BRAZIL
Escuela Americana El Salvador, San Salvador EL SALVADOR
 Nelyda Miguel, Head, HudsonWay Immersion School, New York NY
Falmouth Academy, Falmouth MA
 David B. Perry, Director, American Embassy School, New Delhi, INDIA

Fay School, Southborough, MA
 Susanna Whitaker Waters, Associate Head of School for Academic Affairs, Brooks School, North Andover MA

Fisher Island Day School,
Fisher Island FL
 Art Viscusi, Head, Holy Child Academy, Old Westbury NY
Forman School, Litchfield CT
 Amy L. Clemons, Head, Woodlynde School, Strafford PA
George School, Newtown PA
 Justin Brandon, Associate Head of School, Ravenscroft School, Raleigh NC
Good Shepherd Episcopal School, Austin TX
 Rachel Duree, Interim Head, Good Shepherd Episcopal School

Highland School, Warrenton VA
 Dr. Adam Seldis, Director of Upper School, The Steward School, Richmond VA
The Hudson School, Hoboken NJ
 Rebekah Sollitto, Assistant Head, Strategic Initiatives, Brooklyn NY

International College, Beirut LEBANON
 Tobin Wait, Superintendent, American International School, Kuwait
International Schools Group, Al-Khobar, SAUDI ARABIA
 Rhonda Norris, Former Director, Anglo-American School in Moscow, RUSSIA

Jesuit High School of New Orleans, New Orleans LA
 Jeremy Reuther, Assistant to the President for Mission, Jesuit High School of New Orleans

La Jolla Country Day School,
La Jolla CA
 Jeff Terwin, Head, Wellington School, Columbus OH
Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor CT
 Jody Reilly Soja, Head, Indian Mountain School, Lakeville CT

Marymount High School, Los Angeles CA
 Dawn Regan
–Interim, Assistant Head of School for Student Affairs, Marymount High School
McLean School,
Potomac MD
 Barry Davis, Head, St. Anne’s Episcopal School, Middletown DE
Midland School, Los Olivos, CA
 Hannah Nelson, Assistant Head, Watershed School, Boulder CO
Mirman School, Los Angeles CA
 Marina Kheel, Ed.D., Associate Head for Teaching and Learning, Campbell Hall, Studio City CA
Montessori Community School, Honolulu HI
 Jyo Bridgewater, Principal, Holy Nativity School, Honolulu HI
Nantucket New School/Nantucket Partnership for Children, Nantucket MA
 Amy Purcell Vorenberg, Interim Head, Shore Country Day School, Beverly MA
New Horizon School, Irvine CA
 Heba Hathout, 7th Grade Dean, Flintridge Preparatory School, La Cañada CA
The Overlake School, Redmond, WA
 Gretchen Warner, Former Head, The Madeira School, McLean VA
Paddington Station Preschool, Denver CO
 Hayley Harang, Director of Early Childhood & Emergency Operations Coordinator, St. George’s Episcopal School, New Orleans LA
The Pegasus School, Huntington Beach CA
 Dr. Regina McDuffie, Former Head, The Rhoades School, Encinitas CA
Peninsula School, Menlo Park CA
 Johanna Aeschliman, Lower School Director, Redwood Day School, Oakland CA
Powhatan School, Boyce VA
 Carson Roy, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid, The Potomac School, McLean VA
Pulaski Academy, Little Rock AR
 Garry Sullivan, Head of Upper School and Director of K-12 Strategic Academic Initiatives, Brookstone School, Columbus GA
The Rashi School, Dedham MA
 Emily Charton, Principal, Claypit Hill Elementary School, Wayland MA

Ravenscroft School,
Raleigh NC
 Derrick D. Willard, Head, Augusta Preparatory Day School, Martinez GA

The Red Oaks School,
Morristown NJ
 Christopher Weaver, Director of Curriculum and Faculty, The Peck School, Morristown NJ
Saint John's High School, Shrewsbury MA
 Benjamin P. Horgan, Formation Director, Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools, Baltimore MD
St. Agnes Academy, Houston TX
 Dr. Karen Jakuback, President, Ursuline Academy, New Orleans LA
St. Luke's Episcopal School, San Antonio TX,
 Michael Jenkins, Director of Middle School, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills MI

St. Mark's School,
Southborough, MA
 Dr. Ivory Hills, Assistant Head for Strategy and Planning, Dean of Faculty, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield MA

Saint Mary's School,
Raleigh NC
 Dr. Adam C. Holden, Interim Head, Saint Mary’s School
St. Sebastian's School, Needham MA
 Brendan Sullivan, Dean of Students, St. Sebastian’s School
San Diego French American School, La Jolla CA
 Isabelle V. David, Director, French-American School of Chicago, Chicago IL
San Domenico School, San Anselmo CA
 Paul Sanders, Head, Oslo International School, NORWAY
Science & Arts Academy, Des Plaines IL
 Conrad Wildsmith, Head, Lucy School, Middletown MD
Seabury School, Tacoma WA
 Robert Scotlan, Assistant Director of the Upper School for Boys, Annie Wright Schools, Tacoma WA

The Seven Hills School, Cincinnati OH
 Dr. Matthew J. Bolton, Head of Upper School, The Seven Hills School
Shore Country Day School, Beverly MA
 Amber Bock, Superintendent of Schools, Westborough MA

Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), Norcross GA
 John Brett Jacobsen, Ed.D., President, The Mount Vernon School, Atlanta GA
The Storm King School, Cornwall-on-Hudson NY
 Lisa Shambaugh, Assistant Head of School for Enrollment and Strategic Projects, St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Potomac MD
Stuart Hall School for Boys, New Orleans LA
 Peter S. Kernion, Principal, Jesuit High School of New Orleans, New Orleans LA

Taipei American School, Shih 111, TAIPEI, TAIWAN
 David Frankenberg, Head of School, Drew School, San Francisco CA
Trinity School, Menlo Park CA
 Kate Benson, Primary School Principal, Vilnius International School, Lithuania

Trinity School,
New York NY
 Alexis Mulvihill, Assistant Head for Academic Affairs, Trinity School
United World College ISAK Japan, Karuizawa, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano JAPAN
 Arden Tyoschin, Director, Harare International School, Zimbabwe
The Winston School, Dallas TX
 Dr. Jennifer Milam, Director of Middle School, Mounds Park Academy, St. Paul MN
Valley Christian Schools, Chandler AZ
 Tory Thelen, Assistant Head, Valley Christian Schools

The Wellington School, Columbus, OH
 Eliza McLaren, Associate Head, Indian Creek School, Crownsville MD
Whitby School, Greenwich CT
 Jay Briar, Head, Powhatan School, Boyce VA

The White Mountain School, Bethlehem NH
 Anne E. Swayze, Head, The Greenwood School, Putney VT
Zurich International School, Waedenswil SWITZERLAND
 Elsa Hernandez-Donohue, Head, Vientiane International School, LAOS

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