Brad Bates

For the last fifteen years, Brad has served as Head of School of Dublin School, a boarding school in southwestern New Hampshire on the flanks of Mount Monadnock. Before his work at Dublin, Brad served for three years as the Assistant Principal at Aspen High School in Colorado and fifteen years as a Dean of Read More

Indu Chugani Singh

Indu Chugani Singh is an educational consultant and leadership coach working to serve the needs of public and private schools. She designs and leads professional learning cycles for districts, schools and leadership teams with a focus on equity as it is informed by instruction and student achievement, teacher reflection and growth, and systems change. Indu Read More

Sophie Lau

An alumna of the Lincoln School, Sophie Glenn Lau became the school’s 17th head in July 2020. Previously she was head of Senior School at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Sophie came to Lincoln with an outstanding record of strategic thinking, experience in developing and launching programs and partnerships, and a deep dedication to Read More

Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas joined the Proctor community as Head of School in 2021. Prior to joining Proctor, Brian was the Assistant Head of School at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School, a PreK-Grade 12 independent day school in St. Louis. Previously, Brian served as Associate Head of School at Bentley School (Oakland, CA) and Read More

Lise Charlier

As Head of Cambridge School of Weston, Lise Charlier brings 25+ years of experience as a teacher and administrator, which is evident in her ability to build relationships, problem-solve, and innovate with creativity and confidence. Prior to CSW, Lise served as director of studies and strategic initiatives at Severn School in Severna Park, Maryland. Before this Read More

Jadihel (Jadi) Taveras

Jadi began his service as Head of School at Esperanza Academy in 2018. Immediately prior, Jadi served as Dean of Multicultural Education at The Governor’s Academy and Associate Dean of Students at The Putney School. After several years of working in the field of international development, Jadi returned to education where he believes in the Read More

Dr. Noni Thomas López

Noni has served as Head of School at the Gordon School in East Providence, RI since 2018. Before joining Gordon, Noni worked for two decades as a teacher, and later a consultant and administrator, in independent schools in New York City and has a passion for leadership development. In 2013, she founded the Interschool Leadership Read More

Allison Webster

Allison Webster has served as Head of School at Dedham Country Day since 2016. She began her career in law, practicing for two years in Boston before discovering her love of schools and switching careers to pursue the question of what makes children and institutions thrive. Over the next 20 years, she worked as a Read More

Dr. Jennifer L. Zaccara

Jennifer is Vermont Academy’s eighteenth Head of School. She came to Vermont Academy in 2017 from The Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City, where she served as Associate Head of School since 2013. Prior to that, she was Associate Dean of Faculty at The Taft School in Watertown, CT where she spent twelve years. Since Read More

Grace Cotter Regan

In 2017, Grace became the first woman president of Boston College High School, a Jesuit, all-boys college preparatory school in Boston, Mass. Ms. Regan is not only the first woman to serve in the role in the school’s more than 150-year history, she is also just the second lay person. (Ms. Regan also serves on Read More

Allison Gaines Pell

Allison has been Head of The Wheeler School in Providence, Rhode Island since July 2017. During her time at Wheeler, she created Wheeler’s first-ever strategic design, which was unveiled with a new, unearthed, mission statement, “to learn our powers and be answerable for their use.” Prior to Wheeler, she was the Head of Blue School Read More

Brendan Largay

Brendan has been Head of School at Belmont Day School (Belmont, MA) since 2016. He has been a member of the board of the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE) since 2018 and has also served as a trustee of the Elementary School Heads Association (ESHA) since 2019. Brendan earned a B.A. in Read More

Dr. Monica Palmer

Monica graduated with a BA in dramatic arts and law & society from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has a MFA in theater from Columbia University, a MEd in educational leadership from Teachers College Klingenstein Center for Independent Schools at Columbia University, and an EdD in educational and organizational leadership from the University Read More

Claire Leheny

Claire joined AISNE in 2015 as the organization’s Executive Director. Prior to joining AISNE, Claire was the founding Executive Director of the National Network of Schools in Partnership (NNSP), which brings together public and independent schools to build partnerships that expand opportunities for students. Claire began her career as an independent school teacher, coach and Read More

Sarah Pelmas

Sarah has been Head of School at The Winsor School in Boston since 2016. She is in her 2nd term on AISNE’s Board and she serves as the President of the Board. Prior to becoming Head at Winsor, Sarah was the Associate Head and Head of the Upper School at the National Cathedral School in Read More

Gretchen Larkin

Gretchen has served as the Head of School at Charles River School (CRS) since 2014. Under her leadership, CRS has seen remarkable growth and success. In recent years, the school created an on-campus Wetlands Laboratory and also wrapped up a comprehensive campaign that raised $10.8 million. Gretchen has led work to increase diversity among faculty Read More

Jonathan Douglas

Jon joined Berwick Academy as its Chief Financial Officer in 2015, after serving as the Director of Finance & Operations at School Year Abroad. Originally from Los Angeles, Jon began his school finance career on the west coast at The Walden School and Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School. He is in his 4th year on Read More

Erin P. Mayo

Erin has been Head of School at Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, Maine since 2013. She’s serving her first term on AISNE’s board. Erin began her career as a teacher and administrator at St. Johnsbury Academy in Vermont, and prior to leading Fryeburg Academy, she served first as Head of Upper School and then Assistant Head Read More

Trey Cassidy

Now an independent consultant, Trey is the former Head of School at Bancroft School in Worcester, MA, an independent pre-K through grade 12 day school with 400 students. He has been an administrator, teacher, and coach for 30 years in Maryland, Michigan, and now Massachusetts. He has been with Bancroft since 2014 and has served Read More

Yully Cha

Yully joined Codman Academy in 2021 as the inaugural Director of Strategic Initiatives and Advancement. Prior to joining Codman, she worked as an independent consultant for various schools and non-profits, from fundraising and capital campaigns to leadership development and strategic growth. Prior to that, she served as Executive Director of Bridge Boston Charter School in Roxbury, Chief Read More