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Head of School transition


Wednesday, January 24th

Gordon shared the news that Dr. Noni Thomas López, Gordon's Head of School since 2018, has accepted a position as the Head of School at Poly Prep Country Day in Brooklyn, beginning in July, 2025. 

Dr. Thomas López shared a letter with the community
Board Chair Damian Ewens also shared a letter

Thursday, February 8th

It was announced that Gordon had engaged Carney, Sandoe and Associates to help lead the search.

Wednesday, February 22nd

The search committee roster, with a mix of trustees, administrators and faculty, was shared with faculty and staff.

A survey was posted online to gather input from parents and caregivers, faculty and staff.

Monday, February 26th and Tuesday, February 27th

Ben Bolte and Heather Flewelling of Carney Sandoe and Associates came to campus for two days of visits. This visit, and the results of their survey of the community, were used to create an in-depth opportunity statement that was shared with candidates across the country. 

An April 2nd update explained

The committee will be inviting a finalist pool to visit our campus, likely in late April and May. These visits will include opportunities, formal and informal, for all constituencies to connect with candidates and meet the person who will be Gordon’s next Head of School. All of this will put us on track to announce our decision before the end of the school year.

Early May

We had three inspiring, thorough visits from candidates that saw dozens of community members thoughtfully participating in each open meeting.

Monday, May 20th

The Board of Trustees announced that Meredith deChabert would be Gordon's next Head of School. Learn more about Meredith at

The search committee

Krystle Tadesse, Trustee, Co-Chair

Ted Trafton ’94, Trustee, Co-Chair

Rachel Caldwell, Trustee

Alethea Dunham-Carson, Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning

Irene Horton, Seventh and Eighth Grade Dean and Math Teacher

Veronica Jutras, Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement and Community Engagement

Isaiah Osofisan ’00, Trustee

Besenia Rodriguez, Trustee

Nick Terry, Early Childhood and Lower School Science Teacher