Menlo School’s Board of Trustees appointed Nathan Healy as the Head of School this week with a unanimous vote.
The Board based their decision on the leadership Healy acquired during his experience at other independent schools in the country.
“During the search process, Than impressed our trustees, faculty, staff, parents and alumni with his energy, insights, collaborative leadership style and understanding of what good schools must do to prepare students to be global citizens,” said Susan Ford Dorsey, Chair of Menlo School’s Board of Trustees. “An innovative thinker, he demonstrates high integrity and a wonderful sense of humor—both central to the Menlo spirit.”
Healy started his career in academia at the Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California. He taught history and psychology. Later in his career he coached water polo and basketball.
Healy earned an MA in Educational Administration from Teachers College Columbia University, and an undergraduate degree from Williams College. He is currently the Upper School Director of Lakeside School in Seattle, Washington, which educates more than 500 students and employs about 100 faculty members. When he begins employment at Menlo School on July 1, 2013, Healy will replace Normal Colb, who is retiring.
Healy enthusiastically accepted his appointment.
“The opportunity to join Menlo School is humbling and inspiring,” he said. “I’m excited by Menlo’s engaging program and joyous environment, and by its mission to develop students who will go out in the world and make a difference. I look forward to continuing Menlo’s tradition of excellence.”
Menlo School is an independent college preparatory school that educates 794 students in grades 6-12 in Atherton, California.