3/5/18—The Chatham Hall Board of Trustees has appointed Rachel Avery Connell as the school’s next Rector, effective July 1, 2019.
An alumna of the National Cathedral School, an all-girls high school, and Wellesley College, women’s college, Connell is a strong advocate for girls’ education. She brings extensive experience with girls’ education, boarding schools, strategic planning, admissions, and development to Chatham Hall. She is currently Senior Consultant and Principal with Marts & Lundy, an internationally known consulting firm. She previously worked in senior strategic advancement positions at all-girls Emma Willard School and Phillips Exeter Academy.
Connell expressed, “Within moments of stepping on campus, it was clear to me that Chatham Hall knows how to educate and inspire a girl to be her best self. This is a school that walks the talk. This is a campus where girls are happy and eager to do more and be more. The energy is palpable and, as a product of girls’ education, I felt immediately at home.”