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 January 2017 issue of The Head’s Letter


The American School in Switzerland (TASIS), Switzerland, Christopher Nikoloff , Headmaster, The Harker School, CA
The Chestnut Hill School, MA, Tamara Schurdak, Upper School Head, The Town School, NY
The Christ School, FL, Aaron Farrant, Director of Christian Life, Mount Paran Christian School, GA
Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, NY, William M. Donohue, Ed.D., Sup. of Schools, Byram Hills Schools, NY
Holy Spirit Episcopal School, TX, Michelle Symonds, Head of Primary School, St. Francis Episcopal Day School, TX
International School of Hamburg, Germany, Andrew Cross, Acting Head, International School of Hamburg
James River Day School, VA, Peter Twadell, Assistant Head of School, Tower School, MA
Malvern Prepartory School, PA, Rev. Donald F. Reilly, O.S.A., President and CEO, Saint Augustine Preparatory School, NJ
Millwood School, VA, Christopher Ryan, High School Principal, Carrollwood Day School, FL
Montessori Community School, HI, Marjie Carroll, Principal, Gyeongnam International Foreign School, Korea
Montessori in Redlands, CA, Jennifer Davidson, Executive Director, Montssori Northwest, OR
The Notre Dame Schools, OH, Dr. Michael Bates , Interim President, Notre Dame Academy Schools, CA
Park City Day School, UT, Ian Crossland, Head of School, Colegio Los Nogales, Columbia
St. Andrew's Episcopal School, TX, Joel R. Bicknell, Middle School Head, Holland High School, OK
St. George's School, RI, Dr. Alexandra Callen , Upper School Director, Lakeside School, WA
Trinity Episcopal School, LA, Linda S. Brown, Assistant Head of School, St. Luke's Episcopal Day School, LA
The Walden School, CA, Terra Toscano, Interim Head, The Walden School (effective immediately)
Westside Montessori School, TX, Bonita Lea, Head of Lower School, Browne Academy, VA


Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences, WA, Rob Phillips, Associate Head of School, Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences

Announced in the December 2016 issue of The Head’s Letter


All Saints Episcopal School, TX, Bruce Latta, Head of Middle School, The Out-Of-Door Academy, FL
Atrium School, MA, Marshall W. Carter, Founding Director of Education, Museum of World War II, MA
Baker Demonstration School, IL, Carly Andrews, Assistant Head, Bosque School, NM
Bay Farm Montessori Academy, MA, Conrad Wildsmith, Interim Director of Primary, Austin International School, TX
City and Country School, NY, Scott Moran, Head of School, Westland School, CA
Dutchess Day School, NY, Matthew P. Heard, Upper School Head, Fay School, MA
Echo Horizon School, CA, Margaret Procter, Director of Upper School, Windward School, CA
The Ellis School, PA, Macon Paine Finley, Assistant Head of School, John Burroughs School, MO
Emma Willard School, NY, Jennifer C. Rao, Director of Academic Affairs, Garrison Forest School, MD
Foothills School of Arts and Sciences, ID, Dr. Nicholas Cofod, Asst Head/Dir Upper School, Town School for Boys, CA
The Hockaday School, TX, Dr. Karen Warren Coleman, Former VP for Campus and Student Life, Univ of Chicago, IL
Interlochen Center for the Arts, MI, Trey Devey, President, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, OH
Kent Place School, NJ, Dr. Jennifer C. Galambos, Asst Head/Upper School Director, Bryn Mawr School, MD
Kents Hill School, ME, Christopher Cheney, Head of School, LEAF Academy, Slovakia
La Reina High School and Middle School, CA, Tony Guevara, President, Blanchet Catholic School, OR
Lacordaire Academy, NJ, Dr. William C. Hambleton, Former Head, School of the Holy Child, NY
Marin Primary and Middle School, CA, Andrew Slater, Head of Lower School, GEMS World Academy Chicago, IL
Ntl. Assoc. of Indepen. Schls. (NAIS), DC, Donna Orem, Interim President, NAIS (effective immediately)
Northwest Academy, OR, Christopher Schuck, Associate Head of School, Oregon Episcopal School, OR
Pardes Jewish Day School, AZ, Peter J. Gordon, Head of School, Hilltop Country Day School, NJ
Park Day School, CA, Roel Vivit, Co-Founder and Director of Academics, Polaris Charter School, IL
Park Tudor School, IN, Gareth Vaughan, Former Head, Indian Springs School, AL
Pilgrim School, CA, Paul Barsky, Head of Upper School, Francis Parker School, CA
Riverside Presbyterian Day Schl, FL, Ben Ketchum, Dir Upper Division & Outplacement, National Presbyterian Schl, DC
Robert C. Parker School, NY, Laura Graceffa, Head of Middle School, Poughkeepsie Day School, NY
The Sage School, MA, Marie Leary, Interim Head, The Sage School
Saint Mary's Academy, CO, Bill Barrett, Head of Upper Campus (5-9), Rippowam Cisqua School, NY
Saint Mary's School, NC, Brendan J. O'Shea, Headmaster, Charleston Day School, SC
Saint Paul's Episcopal School, AL, Blair Fisher, Head of School, Charlotte Preparatory School, NC
San Diego French American School, CA, Mark Rosenblum, Head of HS, French-American School of New York, NY
The Tatnall School, DE, Christopher R. Tompkins, Head of School, Episcopal Collegiate School, AR
Trinity Episcopal School, TX, Mark Ravelli, Former Head, Saint Mark's Episcopal School, CA
Walden School, KY, Alison Tyler, Director of Admissions, Walden School

Announced in the November 2016 issue of The Head’s Letter


The Head-Royce School, CA, Crystal Land, Interim Head, The Head-Royce School (effec immediately)
San Francisco Schoolhouse, CA, Aimee Giles, Director of Teaching and Learning, Hillbrook School, CA
Saint John's High School, MA, Alex Zequeira, President, Nativity School of Worcester, MA


The American School in London, UK, Robin Appleby, Former Director, The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, IL
BASIS Independent Manhattan, NY, Jesse Rizzo, Director of Academic Programs, BASIS Independent Brooklyn, NY
The Bryn Mawr School, MD, Susan Sadler, Assoc HOS/Upper School Director, Hathaway Brown School, OH
The Calhoun School, NY, Dr. Steven Solnick , President, Warren Wilson College, NC
Carolina Friends School, NC, Karen Cumberbatch, Head of Upper School, Sandy Spring Friends School, MD
The Country Day School, Costa Rica, Dr. Scott Adams , Middle School Principal, American School in Japan, Japan
Deerfield-Windsor School, GA, Geoffrey Sudderth, Director of Middle & Upper Schools, Deerfield-Windsor
Epiphany School, WA, Jennifer B. Elkin, Head of Lower School, The Pike School, MA
Fort Worth Academy, TX, Shannon Elders , Upper School Head, Currey-Ingram Academy, TN
Graland Country Day School, CO, Josh Cobb, Head of Middle School/Assoc HOS, Graland Country Day School
International School of Beijing, China, Patrick Hurworth, High School Principal, Hong Kong Intl School, Hong Kong
International School of Zug & Luzern, Switzerland, Barry Dequanne , Head, American School of Brasilia, Brazil
Jakarta Intercultural School, Indonesia, Dr. Tarek Razik, Head, International School of Beijing, China
The McGillis School, UT, Jim Brewer , Asst HOS/Head of Middle School, University Liggett School, MI
The Meadowbrook School, MA, Arvind S. Grover, Asst HOS/Director of Studies, Grace Church School, NY
Memphis University School, TN, Peter D. Sanders, Director of Upper School, Christ Church Episcopal School, SC
Metairie Park Country Day School, LA, Matthew R. Neely, Head, Epiphany School, WA
Mid-Peninsula High School, CA, Philip Gutierrez, Asst HOS for Advancement & External Affairs, Branson School, CA
Noble and Greenough School, MA, Dr. Catherine J. Hall , Assistant Head of School, The Episcopal Academy, PA
Oak Hall School, FL, Dr. James G. Hutchins, Head of School/President, The Donoho School, AL
The Pine School, FL, Binney Caffrey, Dean of Studies, The Bishop's School, CA
Shore Country Day School, MA, Clair Ward , Head, Valley School of Ligonier, PA
Westtown School, PA, Victoria H. Jueds, Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Students, Princeton University, NJ
Wheeler School, RI, Allison Gaines Pell, Head, Blue School, NY


Chinese International School, Hong Kong, Li Bin , Deputy Head of School, Chinese International School

Announced in the October 2016 issue of The Head’s Letter


Audubon Charter School, LA, Latoye A. Brown, Interim Head, Audubon Charter School
Central Catholic HS, MA, Christopher F. Sullivan, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, Central Catholic HS
Fort Worth Christian School, TX, Kenneth Cheeseman, Head, St. Paul Christian Academy, TN
The Gardner School of Arts & Sciences, WA, Jeff Kubiak, Principal, Cordelia Elementary School, CA
Greenwood School, CA, Shaheer Faltas, Co-founder/Director, Kona Pacific Pulbic Charter School, HI
Hollywood Schoolhouse, CA, Ilise Faye, Assistant Head of School,The Hollywood Schoolhouse
Lake Lure Classical Academy, NC, Thomas G. Keever, Former Principal, Buncombe County Schools, NC
Lake Mary Preparatory School, FL, Jack Delman, Former Head, Carol Morgan School, Dom Rep
Montessori Community School, NC, Timothy A. Daniel, Executive Director, Mohican School in the Out-of-Doors, OH
Montessori High School, OH, Dr. Gregg Good, Executive Vice President, St. Edward High School, OH
National Center for the Development of Boys, TN, Troy Kemp, Associate Headmaster, McCallie School, TN
New Vistas School, VA, Dr. Lisa J. DeJarnette, Assistant Head of School, New Vistas School
The Norman Howard School, NY, Paul Keller, Assistant Head of School - Dean of Enrollment, Wayland Academy, WI
Oxbridge Academy, FL, John Klemme, Academic Dean, Oxbridge Academy
Phila. Area Ind. Bus. Officers Assn., PA, Mary Agnes Malter, Director of Accreditation, Penn. Assn. Ind. Schools, PA
Pope John Paul II HS, PA, Jason B. Bozzone, Asst Dean, Career & Student Dvlpmnt & Special Events, Temple Univ, PA
Saint Clement School, IL, Mari Jo Hansen, Principal, Mokena Intermediate School, IL
Solomon Schechter Day School Greater Boston, MA, Rebecca Cole Lurie, Sr Dir of Growth & Innovation, Staples, Inc.
Squaw Valley Academy, CA, Bill Grant, Associate Headmaster, Squaw Valley Academy
St. John's Jesuit HS & Academy, OH, Father Jeffrey Putthoff, Founder and Exec Dir, Hopeworks 'N Camden, NJ
St. Michael's Catholic Academy, TX, Dawn Nichols, Head, Convent of the Visitation, MN
St. Pius X High School, TX, Carmen Garrett Armistead, Dean of Students, St. Pius X High School
Vail Christian High School, CO, Steve O'Neil, Headmaster, Westminster Schools of Augusta, GA
Villa Maria School, CT, Diane McManus, Former Assistant Principal, Good Counsel Academy, NY


American Embassy School, New Delhi, India, James L. Laney , Head, Intl Community School of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The American School in Japan, Japan, James Hardin , Superintendent, Dubai American Academy, UAE
American School of Brasilia, Brazil, Allan Bredy , Director, American Cooperative School, Tunis
American School of Dubai, UAE, Dr. Paul Richards , Superintendent, International Schools Group, Saudi Arabia
Blue Oak School, CA, Daniel Schwartz , Head, Baker Demonstration School, IL
Green Mountain Valley School, VT, Tracy Keller , Head, Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy, CA
Hutchison School, TN, Kristen D. Ring , Provost, Bayside Academy, AL
Miller School of Albemarle, VA, J. Michael Drude , Assistant Headmaster, The Harvey School, NY
Old Trail School, OH, Sarah Liotta Johnston , Associate Head for Enrollment Mgmt, Hathaway Brown School, OH
Seacrest Country Day School, FL, Erin Duffy , Associate Head of School, Seacrest Country Day School
St. Clement's Parish School, TX, Frederick Betts , Head, St. Benedict's Episcopal Day School, GA
Town School for Boys, CA, Lorri Hamilton Durbin , Middle School Head, Dalton School, NY

Summer 2016:  We will be announcing Interim for July 2016 throughout the Summer and Fall and adding them alphabetically to the list below.


Academy High, IL, Nicholas M. Edgerton, Former Head, Bixby School, CO
Academy of Notre Dame, MA, Randall H. Adams, Title IIA Director, State of Maine, ME
Avenues: The World School, NY, L. Hamilton Clark, Former HD, American Community School at Beirut, Lebanon
Beacon Hill Nursery School, MA, Chad Small, Interim Head, Montclare Children's School, NY
Bishop Garcia Diego High School, CA, Nicholas Vitalari, Chair, Board of Trustees, Bishop Garcia Diego High School
Buckingham Friends School, PA, Helen Marter, Former Interim Head, Grace Episcopal School, MD
Canadian Intl School of Hong Kong, David Baird, David Baird Consulting, Canada
Emma Willard School, NY, Susan R. Groesbeck, Former Interim Head, Purnell School, NJ (started 10/2015)
French-American School of Rhode Island, RI, Steve Murphy, Head Middle School, French-American School of RI
Green Mountain Valley School, VT, Tim Harris, Asst Head/COO, Green Mountain Valley School
Greensboro Montessori School, NC, Paul Ibsen, Former Asst Head, Providence Day School, NC
Hancock Day School, GA, Francine Wright, Former Head, Hancock Day School
Hyla Middle School, WA, Paul Carroll, Former Head, Hyla Middle School
The Independent Day School, CT, Marijke Kehrhahn, Director of Teacher Education, UCONN, CT
International School of Hamburg, GE, Andrew Cross, Secondary School Principal, International School of Hamburg
The John Thomas Dye School, CA, John Amato, Vice President, Harvard-Westlake School, CA
Kalamazoo Country Day School, MI, Brian Kissman, International Consultant
Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama Campus, HI, Debbie Lindsey, Asst Head, Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama Campus
The Kingsbury Center, DC, Dr. Charles F. Clark, Interim Head, La Lumiere School, IN
La Reina High School & Middle School, CA, Anne Coffey Rog , Assistant HOS, La Reina High School & Middle School
The McGillis School, UT, Dr. Melanie Battistone, School Psychologist, The McGillis School
Northwest Yeshiva High School, WA, Ron-Ami Meyers, Teacher, Seattle Hebrew Academy, WA
Notre Dame Academy Schools in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Michael Bates, Head, La Reina High School & Middle School, CA
Park City Day School, UT, Bruce Shoup, Interim Upper School Director, St Paul's Academy, WA
Park Tudor School, IN, Peter Kraft, Associate HOS, Park Tudor School
Saint Andrew's School, FL, Dr. James Byer, Consultant
St Clement's Parish School, TX, Nick Cobos, Interim Head, St Clement's Parish School (2 year Interim)
St. Paul's Episcopal Day School, TX, Debbie Bennett, Director of Admission, St. Paul's Episcopal Day School
Tandem Friends School, VA, Edward Hollinger, Interim Head, Hudson Montessori School, OH
Trinity Episcopal Day School, LA, Cooper Knecht, Educator, Caddo Parish, LA
Trinity Episcopal School, MS, Fr. Paul Andersen, Rector, Christ Church Parish, VA
University of Chicago Lab Schools, IL, Beth Harris, Vice President/General Counsel, University of Chicago, IL
Vermont Academy, VT, Stanley A. Colla, Jr., Consultant, Colla Associates, NH
The Walden School, CA, Terra Toscana, Director of Studies, The Walden School
Westminster Schools of Augusta, GA, Brian Case, Middle School Principal, Westminster Schools of Augusta