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Laura Caron Begins Tenure as Brookwood's 5th Head of School

Laura Caron officially began her tenure as Brookwood's fifth Head of School on July 1, 2015.

With more than 20 years of experience in the field of education. Laura most recently served as the Director of the Middle School at Westridge School in Pasadena, CA.  A 1991 graduate of Brown University, Laura earned her Master's Degree in Education from Harvard University in 1995. 

Having worked in the classroom and also closely with senior academic, leadership and operations teams, Laura brings a keen understanding of the complexities of leading a school.  She is especially excited by "the opportunity to lead an intentional community, rich with self-awareness and spark that is committed to a forward-looking academic program that has children at its core."

In addition to serving as Brookwood's fifth Head of School, Laura joins Brookwood's community with her husband Neil Alsip, their six-year-old daughter, Kate, and four-year-old son, Thomas.

As Brookwood's new Head of School, Laura will build on nearly 60 years of tradition and a history of academic excellence.  Commenting on Laura's arrival, Lisa DeConto, past trustee and Search Committee Head, says, "Both the Board and the Search Committee were inspired by Laura's skills, values, vision and leadership style, all of which align with Brookwood's core belief in the development of the mind and the development of the self."

Board Chair Nancy Crate agrees, adding, "Laura is a compelling, inspiring, engaging and unifying individual who embodies the spirit of warmth, kindness and acceptance that permeates our school. We could not be more excited for the future of Brookwood School under her leadership."

Welcome, Laura.