Holton-Arms School Head of School Susanna Jones has announced the appointment of Nichole Foster-Hinds as its next Head of Middle School. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2017.
Nichole Foster-Hinds, pictured with Head of Middle School Renée Price, joined the faculty of Princeton Day School in September, 2014, as a member of the Middle School math department, after three years at Montclair Kimberley Academy. In her brief stay on the Great Road, Nichole has become known for her innovative, effective classroom practices; generous support of her colleagues; and wise counsel to parents. As the Middle School representative to the Community and Multicultural Development Team, she has led and enhanced Princeton Day School's efforts to create and sustain a welcoming, richly diverse community. Within the larger independent school world, Nichole has distinguished herself as thinker, scholar, and practitioner, presenting often at conferences and workshops; and, with her colleague, Tara Quigley, has been recognized for educational and school leadership by the Online Education Symposium for Independent Schools – or OESIS – as a Network Leader. With Chip Cash, she has served this year as co-chair of the math department.
Nichole's appointment continues the Princeton Day School tradition of growing school leaders within its walls, as she now joins colleagues whom peer independent schools have called upon to lead their most important initiatives: George Sanderson, Headmaster of Doane Academy; Steve Hancock, Headmaster of Presbyterian Day School; Gil Olvera, Upper School Head at Chapin; Paris McLean, Lower School Head at Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart; and Doug McLane, Upper School Head at Saddle River Country Day School.
With a graduating class of 70, Holton-Arms School, located in Bethesda, Maryland, enrolls 664 girls in grades 3-12. Its Middle School includes grades 7 and 8.