Browne Academy Announces the Appointment of Peggy Otey as the Fifth Head of School
Mrs. Otey will come to Browne from Charlotte Country Day School, a leading independent school in North Carolina whose values of educational excellence, diverse community, character, and service mirror those of Browne.
Since 2004, Mrs. Otey has served as Country Day's Head of the Lower School Division, which has over 600 students and 100 faculty and staff.
has an exemplary track record as an educational administrator, with deep knowledge of curriculum, significant management experience, and an inspirational leadership style.
Before becoming Division Head at Charlotte Country Day, Mrs. Otey served as Teacher, Grade Level Coordinator, and Director of Studies, where she was responsible for the division's curriculum.
Mrs. Otey received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Arts as well as her teaching certificate from Appalachian State University, and her Master of Education degree from Queens University in Charlotte.
"During her two visits to the Browne campus, Mrs. Otey impressed parents, teachers, and staff alike with her commitment to excellence and her passion for education," said Ms. Cynthia Rice, Chair of the Browne Academy Board of Trustees.
's commitment to excellence in academics, character development, and authentic appreciation for diversity has created a community that is inclusive and inviting and one that I am privileged and honored to be a part of as the new Head of School," said Mrs. Otey
"My husband and I are excited about this wonderful opportunity, and we are counting the days until we join our new school family at Browne
will be coming to Alexandria with her
husband, Wade, with whom she
has two adult children, a daughter Leigh who lives in the Washington DC area, and a son, Tommy.
time outside of schools, Peggy
is an active outdoorswoman who enjoys gardening, cooking and reading.
Mrs. Peggy Otey