Managing Change in Independent Schools [Ep.94]

January 21, 2022 Peter Baron and Hans Mundahl

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Mary Halpin Carter and Tom Olverson.

Mary is the head of school at the Derryfield School in Manchester, NH where she has been for eight years. Prior to her appointment to head of school she was a teacher, director of admission, and assistant head for faculty and academic programs, in addition to other roles.




Tom is a veteran of 38 years in independent schools, serving as a Head for 27 of those years. Today Tom is a search consultant at RG175 and has completed more than 18 head of school searches.





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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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