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 and students; reduce attrition to the lowest level in five years; and increase enrollment. With nearly three decades of teaching and administrative experience in elementary and secondary schools, Gretchen has worked in Boston-area independent schools for much of her career including Dedham Country Day School, The Fay School, and The Advent School. She served as the K-8 Assistant Principal and Head of Lower School at Milton Academy, where she also worked as the school’s founding K-8 Curriculum Coordinator overseeing curriculum design. Gretchen joined the Board of Directors for the AISNE in 2015. She’s also the co-chair of Greenwich Academy’s Boston Alumnae Chapter and serves as a Trustee at Belmont Day School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lake Forest College and a Master of Arts in teaching from Manhattanville College. Outside of CRS, Gretchen enjoys reading, running, hiking, and traveling with her family.

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