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Welcome & Interim Head of School

Welcome from Interim Head of School, Quincy McLaughlin

I am thrilled to join the Athenian community as Interim Head of School for the 2022-23 school year. I have admired Athenian from afar for many years. There is so much to find compelling: the long-standing experiential approach to education, the excellent academic program enhanced by the strength and diversity of the community, the belief that a school-wide commitment to equity and inclusion is essential, and a bold vision for the school’s future, just to name a few. 

When I first stepped foot on campus during the interview process last spring, my admiration went from head to heart. Immediately, I felt a sense of belonging. It was evident that Athenian students were proud of their school, deeply connected to its stunning campus, and fully engaged in their learning. 

We know that today’s students must confront very real challenges. Our efforts to prepare them and coordinate support for them through this specific period of rapid social and economic change is all the more critical. Athenian is well-equipped to guide students through these complex times and their educational journey. Our dedicated and talented teachers are skilled at bringing learning to life and the genuine connections between our students and the adults on campus make learning joyful and productive. 

I invite you to explore and discover Athenian for yourself. I assure you, when you visit campus, virtually or in person, you will experience a warmth and optimism that is unusual and rare. I am honored for the opportunity to help steward the Athenian School community through the next chapter of its history. Welcome to this virtual home on our website and let us know if you have any questions, and please come visit us in person soon.
E. Quincy McLaughlin
Interim Head of School, 2022-23

Leadership Team

Chris Beeson
Director of Admission & Financial Aid 
Amy Rasner Clulow
Director of People & Culture 

Meadow Davis
Assistant Head of School & Head of Upper School

Sanjev deSilva
Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Social Justice 
Erin Fredrick
Director of Philanthropy

Quincy McLaughlin
Interim Head of School

Keith Powell
Chief Operating Officer

Lauren Railey
Assistant Head of School & Head of Middle School

Shoshana Ziblatt '92
Director of Strategic Communications

What Quincy's Reading:

  • The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain, Annie Murphy Paul

  • Middle School Matters, Phyllis Fagel

  • How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott Haims

  • Leading With Dignity: How to Create A Culture That Brings out the Best in People, Donna Hicks

  • Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See Think and Do, Jennifer Eberhardt