At A Glance

Welcome

 

Tracy Bennett, Interim Head of School

I am thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to serve as Interim Head of School at Meridian. Prior to joining the community, I had spoken with faculty, trustees, and parents, and their love for this very special community was palpable. I was and continue to be inspired by the shared values that shaped every conversation I had – an uncompromising commitment to the unique academic, social, and emotional development of each student, to equity and inclusion, and to community stewardship and civic engagement. These mirror my own convictions, personally and professionally.

The past years have tested the fabric of all communities. Our country, city, and families have faced difficult challenges – racial and political reckoning, financial instability, and a havoc-wreaking pandemic. But with every storm comes a parting of the skies when rays of light appear, lifting our hearts and spirits. It’s this promise of a brighter future, evidenced every day in the joyful faces of Meridian students that energizes and guides our work. I am grateful to the faculty, staff, trustees, and parents who have stewarded the enduring legacy of Meridian School with care, and I am humbled to offer my contribution as well. Meridian’s mission – cultivating a balance of mind and heart to nurture caring and confident learners prepared to thrive in and contribute to their local and global communities – is more vital and valued now than ever.

With a 30-year career in independent schools, including nearly a decade as Head of School, I understand the importance of strong, experienced leadership during times of change. I am working in partnership with Meridian’s inspiring and talented faculty and staff, as we move toward a “new normal” and support the important work of the school during this period of leadership transition.

With gratitude,
Tracy

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