Head of School
As you have read in Laura Caron’s letter to Board Chair Theresa Ellis, this will be her last year at Brookwood School. The Board of Trustees wishes to extend its gratitude for Laura’s leadership and service. Laura assumed the role of Head of School at a critical time in Brookwood’s history, and she was instrumental in crafting our strategic plan, Deep Roots, Bright Future, which sets the vision and direction for the school over the next five years. Laura has made her mark, and her voice and passion will be a part of Brookwood’s legacy.
Brookwood has begun our search for a new Head of School, and Trustees Jenny Perkin P ’18, ’20, ’23 and Gavin McGrath ’97, P ’26, ’28 have generously agreed to co-chair this search. Please visit our Head of School search page for the most up-to-date news regarding our search process and timeline.
We appreciate that Laura will remain Head of School for the 2019-2020 school year to ensure a smooth transition. We also are fortunate that Nancy Evans, Head of Lower School, has agreed to assume the role of Assistant Head of School for this school year. Nancy will serve as Interim Head of School during the 2020-2021 school year to provide leadership continuity during this time. Our search process for our next Head of School will be deliberate, thorough and inclusive, and we will have a new Head of School in place no later than July 1, 2021 for the 2021-22 school year.
Our students achieve phenomenal results through ingenuity, careful research, passion and hard work.
As written in our guiding philosophy, The New Face of Rigor, we believe that “how kids feel determines in large measure whether kids learn.” We also believe that “instead of simply finding answers, students need to learn to make good decisions.” These perspectives underscore every interaction we have to ensure that kids are connected, reflective contributors within our classrooms and beyond.
Head of School