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The Installation of Kelley Nicholson-Flynn

A Celebration of Community, Togetherness and Princeton Day School’s 12th Head of School

"Princeton Day School has always worked to create a sense of inclusiveness, a culture of deep respect for one another and the world around us and a place where curiosity is cultivated each and every day. We have found those values reflected in Kelley Nicholson-Flynn, and I'm incredibly excited for her leadership in this new chapter of our school."

 - Christopher Bobbitt P'22 '26, Chair of the Board of Trustees

Get to Know Dr. Nicholson-Flynn

Dr. Kelley Nicholson-Flynn joined Princeton Day School in July of 2023.

Prior to her appointment, she held the role of assistant head of school for operations at Riverdale Country School, a PreK-12 independent school in the Bronx. She assumed this position in 2020 after serving for eight years as head of the Upper School at Riverdale. Dr. Nicholson-Flynn began her teaching career at the Lawrenceville School in 1998, where she worked for 14 years in roles of increasing responsibility, including chair of the Science Department, chair of the Interdisciplinary Program, and coordinator of Teaching and Learning Programs.

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in biology from Bucknell University and a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Science Studies from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Nicholson-Flynn earned her doctorate in a joint program in cell and developmental biology at Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Nicholson-Flynn has also led multiple programs through the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University's Teachers College including the Klingenstein Summer Institute and the FORGE leadership development program. She lives on campus with her husband Greg, children Mira and Jillian, and black lab, Lucy.

Join Us!

Dr. Nicholson-Flynn and members of the Advancement Office will be traveling the country to connect with alumni and friends and hosting several virtual and on-campus gatherings throughout the year. See the fall schedule below; further details to follow. We’ll also be heading to California, Florida and Boston this spring – stay tuned and check our events page for updates!


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