Appointments

for July 2022

Updated 11/23/2021

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 2022


ANNOUNCED IN NOVEMBER 2021

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, Santa Monica, CA
 Colleen O'Boyle, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs, La Jolla Country Day School, La Jolla, CA
The Dalton School, New York, NY
 José De Jesús, Head of School, Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest, IL
Harbor Country Day School, St. James, NY
 Andy Sperling, Head of Upper School, Lake Forest Country Day School, Lake Forest, IL
Loyola Academy, Wilmette, IL
 Fr. Gregory J. Ostdiek, SJ, Former adminstrator, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Indianapolis IN
The Oasis School, Phoenix, AZ
 Jerry D. Isaak-Shapiro, Former Head of School, Joseph & Florence Mandel Jewish Day School, Beachwood, OH
Ojai Valley School, Ojai, CA
 Lars Kuelling, Assistant Head for Academic Programs, The Harley School, Rochester, NY
Park Century School, Culver City, CA
 Julie Porter, Director of Middle School, Westmark School, Encino, CA
Pine Cobble School, Williamstown, MA
 Eric Chapman, Assistant Head for Academics, The Park School, Brookline, MA
The Regis School of the Sacred Heart, Houston, TX
 Steven R. Turner, Jr, Associate Head of School, Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, Atlanta, GA
University School of Nashville, Nashville, TN
 Amani Reed, Head of School, The School of Columbia University, New York, NY


ANNOUNCED PRIOR TO NOVEMBER 2021

AIM Academy
, Conshohocken, PA
 Annette Fallon, Director of Outreach, Jemicy School, Owings Mills, MD
American College of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
 Emily Sargent-Beasley, Deputy Head of School, Shanghai American School, Pudong China
American School of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
 Stephen L. Druggan, Head of School, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia, PA

Blue Oak School
, Napa, CA
 Jonathan Fulk, Head of Academic Programs, The Phillips Brooks School, Menlo Park, CA
Canterbury School of Florida, St. Petersburg, FL
 Hollis Amley, Head of Upper School, St. John's School, Houston, TX
The Center for Early Education, West Hollywood, CA
 Damian Jones, Head of School, Edmund Burke School, Washington, DC
Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte, NC
 Marcel Gauthier, Head of School, Shanghai American School, China
Christchurch School, Christchurch, VA
 Billy Coyle, Director of Finance and Operations, Palm Beach Day Academy, Palm Beach, FL
Concord Academy, Concord, MA
 Henry Fairfax, Head of School, Revolution School, Philadelphia, PA
Ensworth School, Nashville, TN
 Prenctice Stabler, Associate Head of School, Franklin Road Academy, Nashville, TN
Ethical Culture Fieldston School, New York, NY
 Joseph Algrant, Asst Head of Academic Program/Upper School Principal, Dwight-Englewood School, Englewood, NJ
Flint Hill School, Oakton, VA
 Patrick McHonett, Head of School, St. John's Episcopal School, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Friends School of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
 Christian Donovan, Assistant Head of School & Director of Strategic Outreach, The Head-Royce School, Oakland, CA
The Girls' School of Austin, Austin, TX
 Rebecca Yacono, Head of Middle School, Worcester Academy, Worcester, MA
Grace Church School, NY, NY
 Robert Pennoyer, II, Assistant Head of School, Grace Church School
The Head-Royce School, Oakland, CA
 Rachel Skiffer, Head of School, Khan Lab School, Mountain View, CA
Hilton Head Preparatory School, Hilton Head Island, SC
 Paul Horgan, Head of Upper School, Cape Henry Collegiate, Virginia Beach, VA
Holderness School, Plymouth, NH
 John McVeigh, Associate Head of School for Faculty Affairs, Brooks School, North Andover, MA
The International School of Dakar, Senegal
 Sandy Mackenzie, Director, Copenhagen International School, Copenhagen, Denmark
International School of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
 Alan Knobloch, Director, International School of Dakar, Dakar, Senegal

The John Cooper School, The Woodlands, TX
 Stephen Popp, Assistant Head of School, The John Cooper School
Kent Denver School, Englewood, CO
 David Braemer, Head of School, Ensworth School, Nashville, TN
Keystone Academy, Beijing, China
 Emily McCarren, Academy Principal, Punahou School, Honolulu, HI
Lake Forest Country Day School, Lake Forest, IL
 John Melton, Former Head of School, Fuqua School, Farmville, VA
Lakeside School, Seattle, WA
 Kai Bynum, Head of School, Hopkins School, New Haven, CT
Lancaster Country Day School, Lancaster, PA
 Matthew Micciche, Former Head of School, Friends School of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
Landmark School, Prides Crossing, MA
 Josh Clark, Head of School, Schenck School, Atlanta, GA
Lyndon Institute, Lyndon Center, VT
 Dr. Brian Bloomfield, Head of Upper School, Dexter Southfield, Brookline, MA

Marlborough School, Los Angeles, CA
 Jennifer Ciccarelli, Head of School, Columbus School for Girls, Columbus, OH
Monteverde Academy, Monteverde, FL
 Jon A. Hopman, Head of School, Hilton Head Preparatory School, Hilton Head Island, SC
New York State Association of Independent Schools, Albany, NY
 J. Vincent Watchorn, III, Former Head of School, The Providence Country Day School, East Providence, RI
North Cross School, Roanoke, VA
 Armistead Lemon, Director of the Upper School, Harpeth Hall School, Nashville, TN
NOVA Middle School, Olympia, WA
 Tiffany Price, Assistant Head of School, Seabury School, Tacoma, WA
The Oakridge School, Arlington, TX
 Matthew Burgy, Head of Middle School, St. Mark's Episcopal School, Houston, TX
The Out-of-Door Academy, Sarasota, FL
 Debra Otey, Upper School Head, Cannon School, Concord, NC
The Putney School, Putney, VT
 Daniel O'Brien, Head of School, High Mountain Institute, Leadville, CO
Rye Country Day School, Rye, NY
 Randall Dunn, Head of School, Latin School of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Sacred Heart Greenwich, Greenwich, CT
 Michael Barber, Head of School, Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School, St. Louis, MO
Salisbury School, Salisbury, CT
 William Webb, Head of School, Fountain Valley School of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
San Francisco Friends School, San Francisco, CA
 Pankti Sevak, Head of Middle School, Friends Seminary, New York, NY
San Francisco University High School, San Francisco, CA
 Matthew Levinson, Head of School, Pingry School, Basking Ridge, NJ
Sandia Preparatory School, Albuquerque, NM
 Heather Mock, Founding Head of School, Compositive Primary, Aurora, CO
Santa Catalina School, Monterey, CA
 Barbara Ostos, Assistant Head of School, Catlin Gabel School, Portland, OR
Southwestern Association of Episcopal School, Canyon, TX
 Robert Devlin, Jr., Principal, St, George Episcopal School, San Antonio, TX
The Spence School, New York, NY
 Felicia Wilks, Assistant Head of School, Lakeside School, Seattle, WA
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia, PA
 Delvin M. Dinkins, Assistant Head of School-Basking Ridge, Pingry School, Basking Ridge, NJ
St. Bernard’s School, New York, NY
 Joy Hurd, Head of School, Lake Forest Country Day School, Lake Forest, IL

St. John's Epicopal School
, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
 Michael Pratt, Ph.D.
Interim, Former Head of School, St. John's Episcopal School
St. Luke's School, New Canaan, CT
 Mary Halpin Carter, Head of School, The Derryfield School, Manchester, NH
St. Paul Academy and Summit School, St. Paul, MN
 Dr. Luis Ottley, Head of School, St. Martin's Episcopal School, Atlanta, GA
The Stanley Clark School, South Bend, IN
 Ben Ottenweller, Assistant Head of School, Canterbury School, Fort Wayne, IN
Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Princeton, NJ
 Julia Wall, Assistant Head of School for Enrollment and Strategy, Kent Place School, Summit, NJ
TVT Community Day School, Irvine, CA
 Jill Quigley, Middle and Upper School Director, TVT Community Day School
Vail Mountain School, Vail, CO
 Steve Bileca, Assistant Headmaster, Hackley School, Tarrytown, NY
Villa Academy, Seattle, WA
 Liz Willis, Associate Head of School, Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, Villanova, PA
The Walker School, Marietta, GA
 Carl Carlson, Head of High School, Tampa Preparatory School, Tampa, FL
Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick, MA
 Eric Barber, Director of Enrollment Management, Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, Santa Monica, CA
Washington Montessori School, New Preston, CT
 Launa Schweizer, Middle School Director, The Hewitt School, New York, NY
The Waverly School, Pasadena, CA
 Clarke Witherspoon, Middle School Head, San Francisco Friends School, San Francisco, CA
Westridge School, Pasadena, CA
 Andrea Kassar, Head of Upper School, The Nightingale Bamford School, New York, NY
Whitfield School, St. Louis, MO
 J. Christopher Cunningham, Assistant Head of School, The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ