10/31/2019—With profound optimism and excitement for The Madeira School’s future, the school’s Board of Trustees has unanimously appointed Gretchen Warner as Madeira’s tenth Head of School, effective July 1, 2020.
In addition to Warner’s passion for girls’ education, the Head of School Search Committee was drawn to her enthusiasm for community building, energy as a leader, and the dedication she has to innovative education. Warner currently serves as Director of the Upper School at The Archer School for Girls.
“I am honored and excited to become Madeira’s tenth Head of School,” said Warner. “I have dedicated my professional life to the empowerment of girls and women, and Madeira’s mission to ‘launch women who change the world’ resonates with me completely. I was immediately drawn to Madeira’s students, the community, and the commitment to Lucy Madeira’s founding values. The school so uniquely blends its rich history and heritage with a commitment to innovation and programmatic evolution—all based on best practices for girls’ learning.”