Manhattan’s all-girl private school Brearley has spent six months looking for a new head and has finally announced who that will be. Jane Foley Fried will be the next head of school and that has a lot of people in the community excited to look toward the future.
Ms. Foley comes from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. She is a 1983 graduate of Bowdoin College with a bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy. She received a master’s degree from Tufts University in 2002. Her thesis was on girls’ perceptions of leadership.
The 15th head of Brearley follows the abrupt departure of the previous headmaster, Stephanie J. Hull, who departed last summer. The former head of Brearley, Priscilla Winn Barlow, has been serving as interim head while the search for the next headmaster has been underway.
With private school admissions getting more and more competitive, Brearley could use a headmaster with Ms. Foley’s experience in education, particularly fundraising. Ms. Foley also has a lot of experience in teaching and enrollment, research and planning. She will be a huge asset to Brearley and NYC Firm Schools Blog wishes her the best of luck in her new position and we look forward to seeing great things for the school and its faculty and students.