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Strategic Plan: In Process

Head-Royce officially launched its strategic design and planning process in the fall of 2023 to understand what our community values about the Head-Royce experience—how well we fulfill our mission and what assets/competencies we should focus on strengthening and evolving.

We undertake this important process every five to seven years to inform the school’s near term priorities and ensure that our vision continue to be in alignment with our past while also reflecting the innovations of today and the promise of tomorrow.



Timeline to Date

Strategic Planning Timeline Past


Strategic Planning Timeline Present and Future



Strategic Plan Survey and Findings

The strategic design process began with a powerful learning survey—administered by GLP—to the current community of parents, Middle and Upper School students, professional community, alumni, and current and past Board members. The surveys captured feedback on the:

  • Overall experience at Head-Royce
  • Effectiveness and experience with our mission and Philosophy on Teaching and Learning
  • Evidence of powerful learning experiences

Our response rates met or exceeded expectations based on GLP experience. Initial findings suggest that the community is aligned in reporting positive perceptions of the "diverse" demographic makeup of students and families at Head-Royce, particularly in comparison to other area schools (both independent and public).

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survey respondents


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of students
in grades 6–12


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of current households


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of professional community


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of alumni


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of current trustees


About Greenwich Leadership Partners

Since 2010, Greenwich Leadership Partners (GLP) has supported leadership and governance projects for over 100 independent schools, public school districts, higher educational organizations, and education‑based not‑for‑profits. Their proprietary process helps schools develop and execute strategy that is dynamic and adaptive, and that actualizes a compellingly clear and unique value proposition.

Strategic Design Team

Our Strategic Design Team is made up of current trustees, administrators, teachers, and current and past parents who bring diverse perspectives to this important process.

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Ann Baxter Perrin
SDT Co-Chair,
and Parent

Joel Sohn Headshot

Joel Sohn
SDT Co-Chair and
Assistant Head of School

Adriana Celaya Headshot

Adriana Celaya '17
Lower School Associate Teacher

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Ciara Coleman
Lower School Homeroom Teacher

Charity Frempomaa Headshot

Charity Frempomaa
Upper School Teacher
and Dean

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Ana Gomez
Director of Operations

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Brian Greenberg
Trustee and Parent

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Daniel Guzmán
Upper School Teacher

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Julie Kim-Beal
Director of Alumni Relations

Suzy Klein Headshot

Suzy Klein '00
Alumna and
Middle School Counselor

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Dave Levin
Director of Technology

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Leslie Powell
Assistant Head of Lower School

Shezley Rachidi-Garcia Headshot

Shez Rachidi-García
Lower School Teacher and
Professional Community Moderator

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Stephanie Rafanelli
Trustee and Parent

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Gin Saepharn
Middle School Teacher

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Rebecca Shapiro
Upper School Instructional Coach

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Rachel Skiffer
Head of School

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Peter Smith '78
Alumn and
Trustee Board Chair

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Gene Vann
Upper School Teacher and Sustainability Coordinator

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Andrew von Mayrhauser
Middle School Teacher
and Dean

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Brock A. Williams
Trustee and Parent