School Consolidation: A Roadmap for Successfully Assuming Another Institution [Podcast Ep.32]

October 11, 2019 Peter Baron and Hans Mundahl

In this episode Peter and Hans take a deep dive into Greenwich Country Day’s story. In 2017 they announced they would be acquiring The Stanwich School to open The Greenwich Country Day High School. This fall the new school officially opened. Peter and Hans speak with Adam Rohdie Head of School and find out more about how they got started, what kinds of conversations took place at the board and leadership team levels, and how the school honored its roots while moving boldly forward.

About the Author

Peter Baron and Hans Mundahl

Peter Baron is EMA's chief member relations officer, responsible for the creation and oversight of our external programs as well as our membership promise. He oversees marketing and communications, member recruitment and retention, and outreach functions, as well as leadership training programs, research, and other related strategic initiatives. With a career spent in product development, sales, relationship development, and marketing, Peter's success has been built on listening to schools' and families' needs. Hans Mundahl is EMA's director of professional development and has been an educator since 1995, when he first stepped into the classroom as a Fulbright exchange teacher in the former East Germany. Since then, Hans has taught in a variety of settings, including as an Outward Bound instructor, classroom teacher, house parent, and in higher ed. Hans has served in just about every role possible in an independent school including as an admission officer, program leader, trustee, and head of school.

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