The Columbus School for Girls' board of trustees today (Sept. 23) the appointment of Jennifer M. Ciccarelli as the new head of school, effective July 1, 2014.
She will become the 13th head of school in CSG's 115-year history.
Ciccarelli is acting director of The Winsor School, an independent grade 5-12 girls school in Boston.
"Jennifer’s exemplary talents as an educator and her energetic leadership in all-girls' education in Boston and throughout her career make her a perfect choice at this time as CSG's next head of school," CSG board chairwoman Lavea Brachman said in a press release. "Jennifer’s appointment as head of school marks the beginning of an exciting new era for the school that will build upon the positive momentum established by current head of school, Liza Lee, and the board over these past five years."
For the past nine years at Winsor, Ciccarelli served as head of Lower School and assistant director, according to the press release. She previously was academic dean at The Girls’ Middle School in the San Francisco Bay area.
She began her career as an elementary and middle school teacher at Greenwich Academy, another highly regarded all-girls’ school.
Ciccarelli has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Wheaton College, a Master of Arts in teaching, with a concentration in elementary education, from Manhattanville College and a Master of Education, with a concentration in private school leadership, from Columbia University’s Teachers College. She is active in the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, the Heads Network (formerly National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls), the National Association of Independent Schools and the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.
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