Mr. Thomas Hassan, Principal of Phillips Exeter Academy
Dr. Katherine Windsor, Head of School at Miss Porter’s School
Each will serve an initial three-year term, through June 2015.
Tom Hassan became Exeter's 14th principal in 2009. He has been at Exeter for 20 years; beginning as director of college counseling in 1989; moving to dean of admissions in 1994; and later serving as assistant principal and acting principal. He also taught mathematics and junior studies; served as dorm affiliate; spearheaded several key initiatives for the school; and helped lead major fundraising campaigns. A nationally recognized leader in secondary education, Hassan has been a frequent presenter at National Association of Independent School (NAIS) conferences and is also published in several industry periodicals. Hassan received a B.A. degree from Brown University, and M.Ed. and Ed.D. degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he also taught a course on independent secondary school administration.
Katherine "Kate" Windsor was appointed Head of School at Miss Porter’s School in 2008. Prior to this, she served as the head of The Sage School in Foxboro MA, an elementary and middle school for gifted and talented students.
Windsor earned her Doctor of Education degree from the University of Pennsylvania and was a Klingenstein Visiting Fellow at Columbia University. Her undergraduate and graduate studies were completed at the University of Rochester and the College of Notre Dame. An active member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Board of Trustees, National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls Leadership Program Faculty, The Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives Board of Directors, and the Visionary Heads Group, Dr. Windsor is a frequent lecturer on single-sex education, most recently presenting Educating Young Women to Lead: Outsmarting the Stereotypes for the National Association of Independent Schools.
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) is the official home of college-prep boarding schools and the definitive guide for students and families. Serving as a bridge between schools and students, we actively support the needs of boarding schools themselves, and provide information and insight to families about the benefits of a boarding school environment. TABS supports roughly 300 boarding schools in the U.S. and Canada.
The full list of trustees can be viewed on the TABS website.