FOREST HILLS, N.Y., April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After conducting an extensive nationwide search, The Kew-Forest School is pleased to announce that Carla Jantos MacMullen, Dean of Faculty at Hopkins School in New Haven, has accepted the invitation of the Board of Trustees to be the next and first female Head of The Kew-Forest School effective July 1, 2017.
Ms. MacMullen brings a long and distinguished career of consistent success in education to her new role at Kew-Forest. She has spent the past 30 years at Hopkins School in New Haven, CT, one of the country's oldest and finest independent day schools. The two schools have much in common including a deep respect for and commitment to scholarship, service, creativity, and ethical conduct. Ms. MacMullen will serve as the ninth Head of School to lead Kew-Forest—an exciting and historic moment for the School as it approaches its centennial anniversary next year.
Gregory L. Matalon, Chair of the Board of Trustees said, "The selection of Head of School is one of the greatest responsibilities of trusteeship. In our many rounds of interviews and conversations with Ms. MacMullen, we consistently saw a strong and thoughtful leader; a superior level of preparation and analysis; someone committed to our values of diversity and inclusion and consideration of the balance between independent school best practices and Kew-Forest's specific needs—all while keeping students first."
"I am honored to have been chosen to lead The Kew-Forest School and committed to partnering with the Board of Trustees to honor tradition while stewarding the School's future. I greatly look forward to getting to know the current generation of students and their families and closely working with the faculty and administration. I also look forward to connecting with the alumni of this esteemed school and understanding what Kew-Forest has meant to legions of students over the years. I'm excited to serve the school community and lead Kew-Forest into the next phase of its history," said Ms. MacMullen.
The Kew-Forest School looks forward to welcoming Ms. MacMullen and her family to the school community.
ABOUT CARLA JANTOS MACMULLEN
Ms. MacMullen began her career at Hopkins as a chemistry teacher. She rapidly rose to assume the duties as Chair of the Science Department and then Dean of Faculty, supporting the welfare and professional activities of 125+ faculty members. Carla grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Denison University in Granville, Ohio with a B.S. in Chemistry and extensive coursework in Spanish language/literature, ballet and Afro-Caribbean dance. In May 2017, she will receive her M.Ed. in Independent School Leadership from The Klingenstein Center at Teachers College at Columbia University. Carla and her husband, J. Alexander "Sandy" MacMullen have three children.
ABOUT THE KEW-FOREST SCHOOL
Established in 1918, The Kew-Forest School is the oldest independent, co-ed college preparatory school in the New York City borough of Queens for students in early childhood through 12th grade. With more than 250 students hailing from 65 countries around the globe, Kew-Forest produces citizens of our school and the world. Today the School maintains a rich tradition of fostering "high standards of excellence, discipline and a sincere spirit of service." Our graduates develop the skills necessary for pursuing higher education at top colleges and universities. We invite you to learn more about The Kew-Forest School community and financial aid availability.
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