NAES Welcomes Ann Mellow as Assistant Director for Program Development

NAES is pleased to welcome Ann Mellow as assistant director for program development on a part time basis beginning September 1, 2008. The former head of school at St. Luke’s School, New York City, she will have responsibility for developing a variety of new NAES resources and will be involved in creating the content for NAES conferences. Ann comes to NAES after having served as the 2007-2008 interim director of the New York Interschool Association, a consortium of eight New York City independent schools.

“I am thrilled that someone of Ann’s experience in Episcopal school leadership and in faculty and staff professional development will be offering her talents to our schools and their leaders,” says the Rev. Daniel R. Heischman, executive director of the Association, in announcing Ms. Mellow’s appointment. “I am eagerly looking forward to returning to NAES and the community of Episcopal schools that was my professional home for so many years,” says Ms. Mellow.

At the New York Interschool Association, Ms. Mellow has, this past year, facilitated collaboration between school leaders and supervised the Faculty Diversity Search, a recruitment program for faculty of color and other under-represented minorities on behalf of the Interschool members and twenty additional NYC independent schools, which program is funded in part by the Altman Foundation. From 1995 through 2007, Ms. Mellow was head of school at St. Luke’s School in New York City. St. Luke’s School, an elementary school serving 200 students in grades preschool through 8, is the Episcopal parish day school of the Church of Saint Luke in the Fields.

Prior to her tenure at St. Luke’s School, Ms. Mellow was head of middle school at Poly Prep Country Day School, Brooklyn, New York (1992–1995) and the Chapin School, New York, New York (1990–1992). She began her career in education as a history teacher at Garrison Forest School in Garrison, Maryland (1978). She subsequently taught at Berkeley Institute, Brooklyn, New York (1981–1982) and Poly Prep Country Day School (1982–1989).

Ms. Mellow is currently co-director of the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) Experienced Teachers Institute, a member of the NYSAIS Diversity and Professional Development Committees, and a trustee of St. David’s School, New York, New York. Previously, she was president of the New York Guild of Independent Schools, a trustee of NYSAIS, and a trustee of the Caedmon School and iMedia Source. She has chaired or co-chaired a number of NYSAIS accreditation committees and served as a faculty member or facilitator at the NYSAIS Beginning Teachers Institute, Department Heads Workshop and New Heads Workshop.

Ms. Mellow received her master of education degree from Harvard University and her bachelor of arts degree from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont.

Please join us in welcoming Ann to NAES!