Board of Trustees Appoints Head of School

Board of Trustees Appoints Head of School
Tanya Spishak

Woodland School is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Warren as its sixth Head of School. Dr. Warren will begin on July 1, 2020.

Dr. Warren brings a wealth of experience to Woodland. She has been in education for over 20 years in a variety of roles. Her career to date has spanned from coast to coast, first as an elementary school teacher and Assistant Principal in Southern California and then as the Elementary and Middle Years Coordinator for Teach for America at the University of Pennsylvania.  She also supported teachers and administrators as an educational consultant for the Consortium on Reading Excellence.

Dr. Warren was the Principal at Ormondale School in Portola Valley from 2007 - 2013. During her tenure, the school collaborated with IDEO to redesign curriculum for the 21st century student and implemented strategic plan initiatives that included increasing differentiated mathematics opportunities and enhancing student engagement.

Since 2013, Dr. Warren has served as the Lower School Head at Town School for Boys in San Francisco.  In that role, she has led curricular initiatives including aligning curriculum and assessments with desired outcomes, adopting and implementing new reading, writing, and math programs and creating a performing arts program using an integrated curricular approach. She has designed a counseling program that is grounded in robust instruction in social emotional learning and initiated and developed a hands-on STEM program aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.

Dr. Warren earned her Doctorate of Education at University of Pennsylvania, and has a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from National University. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from University of the Pacific.  Her strengths as a leader and educator have been called out by her supervisors, faculty, Board, and parents. Her learning mindset and her commitment to the students and the faculty and staff who create the learning environment will serve her well as she begins her leadership role at Woodland.

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