The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Judith Chamberlain as Interim Head of St. Andrew's-Sewanee School for the 2015-16 academic year. Ms. Chamberlain will lead SAS while a Committee made up of trustees, alumni, faculty, parents, and administrators conducts a national search for the permanent head who will begin July 2016.
A lifelong educator and seasoned administrator, Ms. Chamberlain is the former head of Gifft Hill School in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands; Calmont School in Topanga, California; Ransom Everglades School in Miami, Florida; and Winchester Thurston School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has built her career on reimagining K-12 learning, integrating experiential learning into a standards-based curriculum, and managing enrollment. She began her career as a Latin teacher in the District of Columbia Public Schools going on to serve for 13 years as a teacher and the Director of the Middle School at National Cathedral School in Washington, DC.
Board President Richard Westling noted, "Judy's leadership experience, her insight and her demonstrated knowledge of school operations and governance will serve us well as we prepare the school for new leadership." In announcing the appointment, Westling noted Ms. Chamberlain's accomplishments in increasing both enrollment and faculty compensation at her last two schools.
Ms. Chamberlain holds a BA in Latin from George Washington University and an MA in Latin from The Catholic University of America and has done coursework in education at District of Columbia Teachers College and Columbia University where she was a Klingenstein Fellow.