The National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) is pleased to welcome Jo Harney, William Moseley, and the Rev. Faye Somers as the newest members of the Association’s Governing Board. Elected at the Governing Board’s April 2016 meeting, they began their terms on July 1, 2016. Each was elected to a three-year term that concludes June 30, 2019. Please join us in welcoming them to their new leadership role in NAES. Here’s a bit of information about each of our newest Governing Board members.
Jo W. Harney, D.Min.
Jo Harney is the head of school at Christ Church Episcopal Preschool in Wilmington, Delaware, where she has served since 2010. Prior to her transition to early childhood education, Jo had a 22-year career teaching choral and general music in K-8 and K-12 schools, including Randolph School (AL), Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child (NJ), and St. Anne’s Episcopal School, Middletown, Delaware.
Dr. Harney holds a bachelor’s degree in music education and master’s degree in religious aesthetics, both from Skidmore College. She earned a doctor of ministry in Educational Leadership from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2016. Jo has served the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools as a peer reviewer and peer review team chair. Jo is active in her parish, Immanuel Church on the Green, New Castle, Delaware where she has served on the Vestry, sings in the choir, and has served on the Rector’s Search Committee and chaired the Organist-Choirmaster Search Committee. She and her husband, Gary, are the parents of three children and have three grandchildren.
William N. Moseley
William Moseley joined St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano, California as head of school in 2013. Throughout his 30-year career in independent school education, he has held numerous leadership positions including 12 years as headmaster of the Ensworth School in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to Ensworth, he served at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, California and at the Browning School in New York City. He began his career as a science teacher at the Portledge School in Locust Valley, New York.
Mr. Moseley holds a bachelor of arts degree from Lake Forest College in Illinois and a master of arts degree in Independent School Leadership from the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University Teachers College. While in Nashville, he has served on numerous boards of directors of various institutions and organizations. He currently serves on the Diocesan Commission on Schools of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. He and his wife, Jenny, have three children, Tyler and Megan, two college graduates, and daughter Brady, a St. Margaret’s Lower School student.
The Rev. Faye Somers
The Rev. Faye Somers has been the lower school chaplain at Saint Andrew’s School, Boca Raton, Florida since 2007. She has nearly 40 years of classroom experience. For the last 15 years of her Episcopal school experience, she has taught multiple subjects in elementary education and designed core Virtues and Theology courses for grades JK-5. Additionally, she has taught summer introductory Bible courses to Upper School students. She is a member of the lower school administrative team and is the lower school community service coordinator.
In 1999 Deacon Somers was a finalist for the Dwyer Teacher of the Year award, and in 2001 she was the recipient of the Deaver Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2014 she was a recipient of the Patten Family Excellence in Teaching Award. Faye received her bachelor of science degree from York University, Toronto, Canada, and her master of science degree from National University, San Diego, California. In addition to being a mother of three, Faye also serves as deacon in charge of pastoral care in her parish at the Chapel of Saint Andrew.