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Kirsten Prettyman Adams

Associate Head of School and Head

Upper School

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Employment History

Head of School

St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School


Associate Head and Upper School Head

McDonogh School


Upper School Head

The Hockaday School


Science Department Chair

National Cathedral School


Affiliations

Yale University

Teaching Fellow


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Sea Grant Fellow


Education

Bryn Mawr


BA

Environmental and Evolutionary Biology

Dartmouth


Master's Degree

Environmental Studies

Yale University


master's degree

Environmental Studies

Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies


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deerfieldassociates.com

Kirsten Adams, in her third year as Head of School, together with a strong board of governors and administrative team, provides great leadership in moving the School forward with its vision.
Kirsten Prettyman Adams Head of School Mrs. Adams began serving as St. Stephen's & St. Agnes head of school in July 2014. An outstanding educator, administrator, and scholar, she came to SSSAS with excellent experience, vision, and wisdom from her leadership roles at three highly regarded independent schools, McDonogh, Hockaday, and National Cathedral. During her first year at SSSAS, Mrs. Adams has led the school through the first phase of an exciting Strategic Planning process, a successful project to build new playgrounds at the Lower School, and SSSAS was named the No. 2 Top Mid-Sized Workplace in the D.C. area by the Washington Post. At her previous schools, Mrs. Adams served as associate head of school, head of Upper School, Science Department chair, fourth grade and AP science teacher, and coach. Mrs. Adams received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology from Dartmouth College, where she was a presidential scholar, and a Master's Degree in Environmental Studies from Yale University, where she was also a teaching fellow. She has participated extensively in independent school associations and professional development endeavors, with an emphasis on multiculturalism (NAIS People of Color Conference), professional development, leadership, and faculty recruitment. Mrs. Adams has a true passion for the SSSAS mission: "to pursue goodness as well as knowledge.


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Kirsten Adams Appointed Head of School at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (10/9)
Dear Members of the McDonogh Community, It is with great pride that I announce that Associate Head of School and Head of Upper School Kirsten Adams has been named Head of School at St.


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We are very pleased to announce Kirsten Adams has been named the next Head of St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, VA.
Ms. Adams was the Head of Upper School at The Hockaday School in Texas before moving to McDonogh School in Maryland, where she currently serves as Associate Head of School and Head of Upper School. At McDonogh, Ms. Adams has helped to oversee $75 million in building projects; designed and implemented an innovative faculty evaluation program; and led a comprehensive curriculum review with an eye toward 21st century learning initiatives. She studied biology as an undergraduate at Dartmouth College before attending Yale's School of Forestry and Environmental Science as a graduate student.


www.sssas.org

Kirsten Prettyman Adams will join the SSSAS community in July 2014.
We have the honor and privilege of welcoming Kirsten to our school community. An outstanding educator, administrator, and leader, Kirsten brings great insight from her leadership roles at three highly regarded independent schools. She currently serves as Associate Head of School and Head of Upper School at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, MD. Previously, she served as Head of Upper School at The Hockaday School in Dallas, TX and as Science Department Chair and Science Teacher at National Cathedral School in Washington, DC. She has taught students in grades four through twelve and served as a Teaching Fellow at Yale University. Kirsten received her Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology from Dartmouth College, where she was a Presidential Scholar and was awarded Richter Research and Mellon Foundation grants. She received a Master's Degree in Environmental Studies from Yale University, where she was the recipient of the Alan Mann endowed scholarship. Kirsten has a true passion for independent school education and a great appreciation for our mission to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. She possesses the vision to lead St. Stephen's & St. Agnes into exciting new opportunities in education while honoring our traditions and values. An innovative leader, Kirsten will partner with our outstanding faculty and staff to inspire a passion for learning, an enthusiasm for athletic and artistic endeavor, a striving for excellence, a celebration of diversity, and a commitment to service. She will officially begin her new position on July 1, 2014. Your opinions were valued and taken to heart as the Search Committee and our Board of Governors made the decision to appoint Kirsten Adams to lead St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School into the future. Our Search Committee and Board of Governors are confident that Kirsten Adams will continue that tradition. Kirsten is eager to meet you and actively join our school community. Over the coming weeks and months, we will schedule a series of opportunities for our community to spend time with her to begin this exciting journey. There will be additional information about Kirsten provided on the school website, as well as in upcoming school publications. Please join me in welcoming Kirsten, her husband, Jeff, and their three children, Lily, Colin, and Meg, to our St. Stephen's & St. Agnes family.


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Kirsten Prettyman Adams is appointed head of school at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes, beginning July 2014.
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School is pleased to announce the appointment of Kirsten Prettyman Adams as its next head of school, to succeed Joan Holden on July 1, 2014. On October 7, the school's Board of Governors and the Trustees of Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia (CSDV) unanimously accepted Mrs. Adams' nomination by the Search Committee. An outstanding educator, administrator, and leader, Mrs. Adams brings great insight from her leadership roles at three highly regarded independent schools. She has extensive experience in school leadership and day-to-day operational management, curriculum planning, faculty support and mentoring, fiscal management and financial models, as well as strategic planning, development and fundraising, and campus master planning. Mrs. Adams currently serves as Associate Head of School and Head of Upper School at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, MD. Among her leadership duties, she has coordinated the academic planning and programmatic decision-making during construction of two new buildings, STEM (2013) and Student Center (2014). In addition, she has administrative oversight for and has been involved in all aspects of McDonogh's boarding community. Previously, Mrs. Adams served as Head of Upper School at The Hockaday School in Dallas, TX, where she played a major role in implementing the school's new faculty evaluation program, refocusing the school's boarding program, and coordinating student and faculty needs during a renovation of the Upper School's academic building. She also oversaw the 100-student Residence Department. Before joining Hockaday, Mrs. Adams served as Science Department Chair and Science Teacher at National Cathedral School in Washington, DC, where she taught AP Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science, as well as fourth grade science. She is a former AP Biology test grader and instructor of AP Biology teachers. While at NCS, she co-chaired the school's accreditation self-study and coached field hockey and lacrosse. Clay Perfall, chair of the Board of Governors, said, "Kirsten has a true passion for independent school education and a great appreciation for our mission to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. An innovative leader, Kirsten will partner with our outstanding faculty and staff to inspire a passion for learning, an enthusiasm for athletic and artistic endeavor, a striving for excellence, a celebration of diversity, and a commitment to service." Mrs. Adams brings great experience as a leader, educator, and scholar. She has taught students in grades four through twelve and served as a Teaching Fellow at Yale University. Mrs. Adams received her Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology from Dartmouth College, where she was a Presidential Scholar and was awarded Richter Research and Mellon Foundation grants. She received a Master's Degree in Environmental Studies from Yale University, where she was the recipient of the Alan Mann endowed scholarship. Mrs. Adams has participated extensively at various conferences and professional development events, with an emphasis on multiculturalism (NAIS People of Color Conference), professional development, leadership, and faculty recruitment. She completed the Klingenstein Summer Institute run by Columbia University and the Stanley King Counseling Institute. We look forward to welcoming Mrs. Adams, her husband, Jeff, and their three children, Lily, Colin, and Meg, to our St. Stephen's & St. Agnes family. In her spare time, Mrs. Adams enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, outdoor education, and exploring natural history and ecology. She and her family attend The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore. Your opinions were valued and taken to heart as the Search Committee and our Board of Governors made the decision to appoint Mrs. Adams to lead St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School into the future." The Search Committee and Board of Governors are confident that Kirsten Adams will continue that tradition. In the interim, she will work closely with Mrs. Holden to plan for this historic transition of leadership. Mrs. Adams and her family are eager to actively join our school community, and there will be a series of opportunities for our community to spend time with her over the coming weeks and months. directions


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