Head Appointments

Educational Directions reports chief executive appointments in The Head’s Letter
and we are pleased to include this news on our website.
Please let us know about any appointments we have missed. Thank you.

Announced in the November 2015 issue of (with corrections post print edition)

Permanent for July 2017
Rodeph Sholom School, NY, Daniel Karpf, Assistant to the Head for Strategic Initiatives, Gordon School, RI (Corrected)

Permanent for July 2016
Belmont Day School, MA, Brendan W. Largay, Middle School Head, The Meadowbrook School, MA
The Bement School, MA, Christopher H. Wilson, Head, Esperanza Academy, MA
Burke Mountain Academy, VT, George Macomber, Head, USSA Team Academy, UT
The Canterbury School, NC, Philip E. Spears, Middle School Head, St. Christopher's School, VA
Cardigan Mountain School, NH, Christopher D. Day, Dean of Faculty, Holderness School, NH
Concord Hill School, MD, James Stewart Carroll, Director of Outplacement, Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School, DC
Copenhagen International School, Denmark, Jennifer Weyburn, Deputy Head, Shanghai American School, China
Davidson Day School, NC, Latta Baucom, Upper School Head, The Benjamin School, FL
Dedham Country Day School, MA, Allison D. Webster, Assistant Director of School, Shady Hill School, MA
Drew School, CA, David Frankenberg, High School Principal, Oakwood School, CA
Ethel Walker School, CT, Dr. Meera Viswanathan, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature & East Asian Studies, Brown University, RI
The Fletcher School, NC, Dr. Brent E. Betit, Deputy Executive Director, King Salman Center for Disability Research, Saudi Arabia
French International School of Philadelphia, PA, Christopher Bonnet, Head, Austin International School, TX
Glen Urquhart School, MA, David W. Liebmann, Assistant Head of School, Fay School, MA
Hackley School, NY, Michael C. Wirtz, Assistant Head of School/Dean of Faculty, St. Mark's School, MA
Hathaway Brown School, OH, Dr. Mary Frances Bisselle, Head of School, Maple Street School, VT
Hopkins School, CT, Kai Bynum, Director of Studies/Director of Academic & Strategic Initiatives, Roxbury Latin School, MA
Hotchkiss School, CT, Craig Bradley, Senior Manager, Strategy & Planning, Aga Khan Development Network, France
Jesuit High School, LA, The Rev. Christopher Scott Fronk, S.J., Chaplain, U.S. Navy (as of November 2016)
The Montgomery Academy, AL, James L. Spencer, IV, Director of Studies, The Hill School, PA
New Hampton School, NH, Joseph P. Williams, Assistant Head of School, Kimball Union Academy, NH
Pan American School of Bahia, Brazil, Larry Molacek, Superintendent, Surabaya International School, Indonesia
Presidio Hill School, CA, Kevin Jacobson, Middle School Head, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, NY
Rocky Hill School, RI, Dr. James Tracy, Head of School, CATS Academy Boston, MA
Saint George's School, WA, James E. Tender, Assistant Head for Advancement, Saint George's School
San Francisco Friends School, CA, Michael D. Hanas, Principal, Carolina Friends School, NC
The Schenck School, GA, Joshua Clark, Head, The Bodine School, TX
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, PA, Dr. Stephen L. Druggan, Deputy Head of School for Learning, Jakarta Intercultural School, Indonesia
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School, TN, Karl Sjolund, Head, Salem Academy, NC
St. Chrisopher's School, VA, Donald Mason Lecky, Head of School, St. Andrew's Episcopal School, LA
St. Stephen's Episcopal School, TX, Christopher Gunnin, Upper School Head, Trinity Valley School, TX
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, TX, Fr. Jeff Johnson, S.J., Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
Summit School of Ahwatukee, AZ, Mark Bistricky, Head, Tesseract School, AZ
Trinity Preparatory School, FL, Byron Lawson, Jr., Assistant to the Headmaster, St. Mark's School of Texas, TX
The Village School of Bennington, VT, Timothy J. Newbold, Director of Studies, Cardigan Mountain School, NH
The Winsor School, MA, Dr. Sarah Pelmas, Associate Head of School, National Cathedral School, DC
Woodland School, CA, Marja Brandon, Head, Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, PA
Woodlawn School, NC, Adam M. Schapiro, Associate Headmaster, Kiski School, PA

Permanent for July 2015
The Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY, Kathleen Walsh, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, The Diocese of Rockville Centre
First Presbyterian Church Nursery School, CT, Rebecca Ford, Former Director, St. James' Parish Day School, CA
Friends School of Harford, MD, Idenna H. Russell, Staff, Diversity Relations Center, Moraine Park Technical College, WI

Announced November 2015 on the EDI web site

Permanent for July 2015
Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School, MA, Dr. Joseph McCleary, Director, Lowell Collegiate Charter School, MA
Albertus Magnus High School, NY, Robert J. Gomprecht, Principal, Fordham Preparatory School, NY
Carol Morgan School, Dominican Republic, Rhonda Norris, Deputy Head of School, International School of Beijing-Shunyi, China
Centennial Academy, GA, Carol R. C. Santos, Associate Headmaster, Miss Porter's School, CT
Da Vinci Academy, IL, Raquel Scharf Anderson, Director of Learning Resources K-8, Pardes Jewish Day School, AZ
The Ellison School, NJ, Kate B. Reilly, Administrator, Moorestown Public Schools, NJ
Golda Och Academy, NJ, Adam Shapiro, Associate Head of School/Upper School Principal, Golda Och Academy
Gracepoint School, GA, Joy Wood, Consultant/Former Lower School Principal, Wesleyan School, GA
Hawaii Preparatory Academy, HI, Robert McKendry, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Hawaii Preparatory Academy
Hickory Day School, NC, Dr. Richard Seay, Former Director of High School/Academic Dean, Montgomery Bell Academy, TN
International School Ho Chi Minh City American Academy, Vietnam, Mark Lewis, Principal, Bodwell High School, Canada
La Salle Institute, NY, Dr. Paul D. Fallon, Former Principal, Nouvel Catholic Central High School, MI
Litchfield Montessori School, CT, Cara Johnson, Faculty, Montessori Middle School, CT
Mackintosh Academy, Boulder Campus, CO, James F. Morrow, Head of Lower School, Roeper School, MI
National Network of Schools in Partnership, DC, Blake Kohn, Interim Executive Director, National Network of Schools in Partnership
New England Kurn Hattin Homes for Children, VT, Stephen B. Harrison, Former Headmaster, St. John's Parish Day School, MD
New Roads School, CA, Luthern Williams, Former Director of Studies, Oakwood School, CA

Providence Christian Academy, TN, Dr. William R. Mott, Interim Head, Providence Christian Academy
San Gabriel Mission High School, CA, Marielle Sallo, Assistant Principal of Curriculum & Instruction, San Gabriel Mission High School
San Marcos Academy, TX, Jimmie Scott, Interim President, San Marcos Academy
Saint Agnes School, MN, Dr. Kevin Ferdinandt, Upper School Director, Providence Academy, MN
Saint Stephen of Hungary School, NY, Caroline Walker, Head of Lower School and Admissions, Saint Stephen of Hungary
St. Anthony Catholic School,  SC, Tracy Hamner, Assistant Principal, St. Edward-Epiphany Catholic School, VA
St. Gertrude High School, VA, Renata J. Rafferty, President, Magnificat High School, OH
Terra Verde Discovery School, OK, Eric M. Snyder, PhD, Faculty, Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education, University of Oklahoma, OK
Theophany School, MA, Kellie Tandilyan, Faculty, Clark School, MA
Wichita Friends School, KS, Brian Clyne, Assistant Head of School, Saint Paul's School, FL

Announced in the October 2015 issue of

Permanent for July 2016
Culver Academies, IN, James P. Power, Principal, Upper Canada College, Canada
Episcopal High School, VA, Charles M. Stillwell, Headmaster, St. Christopher's School, VA
Episcopal School of Jacksonville, FL, The Rev. Adam S. Greene, Dean of Spiritual Life, Episcopal High School, TX
The Harvey School, NY, William J. Knauer, Head, The Benjamin Franklin International School, Spain
International School of Boston, MA, Richard Ulffers, Assistant Head of School, French American International School of San Francisco, CA
New City School, MO, Alexis Wright, Dean of Children's Programs and Head of School, Bank Street College of Education, NY
Trinity Valley School, TX, Ian L. Craig, Head, Harding Academy, TN

Permanent for July 2015
All Hallows High School, NY, Ron Schutte, Chief Operations Officer, Fort Group, NJ
Bishop Lynch High School, TX, Chris Rebuck, Dean of Students, Bishop Lynch High School
Chatham Day School, NJ, Rosanda Wong, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, NJ
Elementary Schools Heads Association, Chris Abell, Former President, Mater Dei School, MD
Fort Worth Country Day School, TX, Eric V. Lombardi, Head of Middle School, St. John's School, TX
Gilmour Academy, OH, Kathleen C. Kenny, Senior Advancement Officer, Gilmour Academy
Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, SC, Christopher Hinchey, Upper School Head, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School
High Point Academy, CA, Gary Stern, Associate Head of School, Laurence School, CA
Journeys School, WY, Nancy M. Lang, Associate Dean of Faculty, Phillips Academy, MA
Lander-Grinspoon Academy, MA, Ellen Frank, Director of Donor Relations, Williston Northampton School, MA
Learning Prep School, MA, David Lightfoot, Head, Baltimore Lab School, MD
Mount Snow Academy, VT, Todd G. Ormiston, Director of Institutional Advancement, Community School, ID
Northwest Arkansas Independent School, AR, Dr. Clayton Marsh, Deputy Dean of the College, Princeton University, NJ
The SEED School of Maryland, MD, Jon Tucker, Director of Student Life, The SEED School of Washington, DC
Shrewsbury Montessori School, MA, Kari Cafeo, Assistant Head, Burgundy Farms Country Day School, VA
Silver Spring Martin Luther School, PA, Maria Kreiter, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Valley Forge Educational Services, PA
St. Joseph High School, CT, James Keane, Vice Principal of Academic Affairs, Catholic Memorial School, MA
TMS Schools, Canada, David Young, Deputy Headmaster, Crescent School, Canada

Summer and Early Fall 2015: Interim Announcements for July 2015 unless otherwise noted

Interim for July 2015
Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain, NV, Paul Wenninger, Former Interim Head, Marin Preparatory School, CA
All Saints' Day School, CA, James S. Lusby, Former Head, St. John's Episcopal School, CA
American Int. School Dhaka, Bangladesh, John E. Gates, Interim Principal, Academin Cotopaxi American Int. School, Ecuador
Beijing City International School, China, Theodore Sharp, Superintendent, Gorham Schools, ME
The Bixby School, CO, John Suitor, Former Head of School, Aspen Country Day School, CO
Branson School, CA, Ellen Moceri, Consultant/Former Head, Ransom Everglades School, FL
Broadwater Academy, VA, Dr. Joseph Spagnolo, Faculty, Broadwater Academy
Brookstone School, GA, Dr. Frank D. Brown, Former President, Columbus State University, GA
Calverton School, MD, Dan Rocha, Managing Partner, Cardenio Consulting, PA
Canterbury School, NC, Kendell Berry, Interim Head, Davidson Day School NC
The Clear Spring School, AR, Charles Templeton, Interim Owner, Eureka Springs Bookshoppe, AR
Gooden School, CA, Merrily Dunlap, Former Trustee, Gooden School
Harbor Day School, CA, Angi Evans, Former Faculty/Former Board of Trustees, Harbor Day School
Head-Royce School, CA, Linda Hoopes, Middle School Head, Head-Royce School (until 10/1/2015)
Hillside School, MA, Edward Chase, Former President of the Board, Hillside School
The Hockaday School, TX, Liza Lee, Former Head, Columbus School for Girls, OH
Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, FL, James Landi, Former Headmaster, Salisbury School, MD
Hudson Montessori School, OH, Edward Hollinger, Former Head, Woodlawn School, NC
The IDEAL School of Manhattan, NY, Dr. Timothy M. Burns, Interim Head, High Point Academy, CA
Jackson Hole Community School, WY, Amy Fulwyler, Dean of Faculty, Jackson Hole Community School
Jacobson Sinai Academy, FL, Mark Weber, Executive Director, Temple Sinai of North Dade, FL
La Lumiere School, IN, Charles F. Clark, Interim Head, Tahoe Expedition Academy, CA
The Laurel School, MA, Amy Carroll, Preschool Director, The Laurel School
Maranatha High School, CA, Dr. Richard Riesen, Former Interim Head, Stonybrook School, NY
The Mead School, CT, Stephanie Whitney, Asst Head of School/Admission & Enr. Mgt, Greens Farm Academy, CT (2 yr appt)
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School, Canada, Natalie Little, Former Head, Bishop Strachan School, Canada
Montclare Children's School, NY, Chad B. Small, Former Head, Rumson Country Day School, NJ
Montessori School of Evergreen, CO, Katie Christensen, Middle School Head, Montessori School of Evergreen (2- 6/30/2015
The Montgomery Academy, AL, Vivian Barfoot, Former Interim, The Montgomery School
New City School, MO, Patricia Nuernberger, Assistant Head for Academics, New City School
New York School for the Deaf, Dr. Ronald J. Stern, Sup./CEO, New Mexico School for the Deaf, NM (effective 8/2015)
New Roads School, CA, Luthern Williams, Former Director of Studies, Oakwood School, CA
Oakwood Friends School, NY, Chad Cianfrani, Assistant Head, Oakwood Friends School
Peoria Academy, IL, Cheryl Murzyn, Former Director, Huntington Learning Center, TX (effective immediately)
Ridgewood School, OH, Aliya Ranginwala, Former Board President, Ridgewood School
Robert College, Lebanon, Charles H. Skipper, Headmaster, TASIS - The American School in Switzerland (2 year appt)
Rockbridge Academy, MD, Roy Griffith, Grammar School Principal, Rockbridge Academy
Sacred Heart Academy, NY, Sister Jean Amore, CSJ, EdD, Sisters of St. Joseph
Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School, CA, Milt Werner, Former Superintendent, Fremont School District, CA
San Marcos Academy, TX, Jimmie Scott, Board of Trustees/Former Administrator, San Marcos Academy (effective 1/30/2015)
The Schenck School, GA, H. Ferrell Singleton, Interim Head of School, Augusta Preparatory Day School, GA
Schools of the Sacred Heart, LA, Michael F. Baber, Asst. Head & Dir. of Advancement, Convent of the Sacred Heart, CT
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, PA, Mark W. Segar, Ed.D., Interim Executive Director, Learning Prep School, MA
St. Joseph's Academy, MO, Marcia Niedringhaus, Former Board Chair, St. Joseph's Academy
St. Mary's Springs Academy, WI, Kelly Norton, Director of Advancement, St. Mary's Springs Academy (effective 2/2015)
The Stanwich School, CT, Charles Sachs, Head, Chadwick International School, South Korea
Swain School, PA, David Hursty, Interim Head of School, The Renbrook School, CT
Valley Preparatory School, CA, Patrick Kelleher, Former Administrator, Riverside County Office of Education, CA
Williamsburg Christian Academy, VA, Larry Vaught, Public school administrator, VA