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High Meadows School

Address
1055 Willeo Road
Roswell, Georgia 30075

Contact Info
770.993.2940
info@highmeadows.org

School Hours
Monday – Friday
8:25 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Lisa Baker

Head of School & Camp

Lisa Baker joins High Meadows as the Head of School & Camp starting with the 2020-21 school year. As Head of School & Camp, Lisa will lead planning and programming, community building, financial management, attracting and developing faculty and staff, stewardship of our campus, and carrying out our mission.

Lisa joins us after serving as Head of Upper School at Bancroft School in Worchester, Mass where she was a visionary and charismatic leader. Recently she co-chaired on the Strategic Planning Team and launched the Social Justice and Equity Task Force. Additionally, she has collaborated closely with the Board. Baker began her career in education as a middle school teacher and coach and did the practicum for her counseling degree in a middle school setting. She began her path to educational leadership as the Camp Director at Camp Greenway at The Madeira School in McLean, Va.

“When we embarked on the journey to find a new head of school and camp, we asked the High Meadows community for input about the kind of leader we were looking for, and the feedback we received was very thoughtful and consistent,” says Javier Estrella, chair of the head of school search committee and board chair of the High Meadows Board of Trustees. “Lisa Baker is an experienced independent school leader who identifies as an educator and celebrates childhood and child-centered learning, both highly-regarded values of High Meadows. We believe she embodies our values and are confident she will lead our faculty, staff, and entire school and camp community to a bright future.”

 

 

 

 

Margaret Pritchett Jones

Associate Head of School

A seasoned educator and independent school leader, Margaret is the Associate Head of School and Middle Years Principal at High Meadows. She expertly upholds the progressive learning practices foundational to our school, while championing the advancement of curriculum and teacher development that defines our long history of student achievement. More than any place else, you can find Margaret in each of the classrooms, continually assessing and shaping the academic direction for faculty and students.

Her more than three decades of teaching experience includes elementary grades and university teacher preparation courses.  During her 10-year tenure at Georgia State University, Margaret co-directed the Collaborative Master’s Program, an innovative approach to in-service teacher education emphasizing learner-centered and democratic educational practices.  She has consulted with many schools and organizations around issues of constructivist teaching and teacher education, including the Neighborhood Charter School, where she spearheaded the creation of the integrated curriculum maps for kindergarten through fifth grades. Margaret served as Curriculum Coordinator for five years at the Neighborhood Charter School, an urban charter school in downtown Atlanta. Prior to joining High Meadows, she served as the Lower School Head at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia, SC from 2008 to 2015.

Margaret earned her M.Ed. and Ed.S. degrees in Elementary Education from Indiana University, with Curriculum Theory as her focus of study. She has been published in The Journal of the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators, The Journal of Teacher Education, IB World Magazine, Independent School Magazine, Innovate My School (UK), and Education Talk Radio. Margaret’s husband, Jonathan, works in marketing and communications for the University of South Carolina Alumni Association. Her daughter, Allison, is a recent graduate of New York University in film production and animation. Beyond her school day, Margaret enjoys making jewelry, taking walks in the woods, and reading a great book.

 

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he governing body of High Meadows School is the board of trustees. The board is a self-perpetuating group of volunteer parents, past parents, alumni, grandparents, and friends, all committed to setting the course for the school’s long-term success.

The board identifies and studies issues that will impact the school’s future. Through standing committees as well as strategic task forces, it focuses on governance and mission-centered areas of interest. Stewardship of High Meadows’ resources is a primary duty of the board, not the daily function of the school.

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Javier Estrella, Chair
Founder, Estrella Group, LLC

Amy Jewett, Secretary
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Erica Davis, Vice Chair
Director of Content Strategy, Epsilon

Geoff Knapp, Member At Large
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Lisa Baker, Head of School & Camp

Chris Rogers, Treasurer
Chair, Finance Committee
CEO/President, Rogers Electric

Lisa Tilt,
President, Full Tilt Consulting

MEMBERS

Joe Crowley
Global Head of Learning, BlackRock

Katie Johnson
Senior Consultant, The Redwoods Group

Theresa Robison
Director of Information Security, InVision App

 

Gary Denning
Crossville Veterinary Hospital

Tony Khan
Equifax

Mark Sedgley
President/CEO, MemberClicks

 

 

Audrey Hines
Managing Partner, Dillard Hines & Associates

Mital Patel
Optometrist/Owner, Classic Vision Care

Steve Shlansky
President/CEO,
The XD Agency

Jody Holden
Lifetime Trustee

Kate Pearson
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa Baker

Head of School & Camp

Chad Brinker

Associate Camp Director

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Laura Calvert

Business Manager

James Cox

Safety & Facilities Manager

John Dovic

Director of Camp & After School Programs

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Michelle Epstein

Educational Administrative Assistant

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Bill Hamby

Facilities

Consuela Harris

Consuela Harris

Front Office Manager

Margaret Jones

Margaret Jones

Associate Head of School

Lori Kennedy

Lower Years Principal

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Russell Knudsen

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Angela Lockard

Associate Director of Development & Communication

Jane Murphy

Human Resource Manager

Laura Nicholson

Director of Admission & Enrollment

Matt Nuttall

Middle Years & Connections Principal

 

Michael Rhodes

Director of Technology

Anne Verville

Controller

Peggy Volrath

Enrollment & Database Manager

 

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ur faculty inspire, guide, and mentor students every day. We have more than 80 teachers at High Meadows School, 70% of whom hold a master’s or other advanced degree. Their commitment to exceptional academic preparation and individualized learning through engagement and connection is unparalleled. Every one of them models lifelong learning for students, frequently collaborating with colleagues on project-based initiatives to enrich our teaching methods.

Our unique teaching model places two lead teachers in every class from pre-k through fifth grade. Our Middle Years teachers are subject matter experts who teach specific courses to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. Small class sizes allow students to develop relationships with a consistent group of teachers throughout these three pivotal learning years.

High Meadows’ commitment to professional development for faculty touches on many areas of learning and education, often focused on studying different viewpoints and techniques to enhance our current programming. These experienced educators are regularly recognized at the national level for innovations in instruction and exceptional student outcomes.

Pre-K Team

Pre-K Faculty Team

From Left to Right: Sarah Bobbitt, Gail Albert, Jenifer Friedman, Yvette Cupid, Lori Beth Green, Linda Wise

Kindergarten & First Grade Team

Kindergarten & First Team

From Left to Right Back Row: Tiara Wynn, Rebecca Drage, Brian Ivey, Andrea Ianzito

From Left to Right Front Row: Liz Thompson, Shannon Hostetler

Second & Third Grade Team

Second & Third Team

From Left to Right: Christina Lababidi, Kate Stoessel, Libby McCutchen, Cari Newman, Debby Beacham, Katie Huffner

Fourth & Fifth Grade Team

Fourth & Fifth Team

From Left to Right Back Row: Tim Ovbey, Kirsten Fournier

From Left to Right Front Row: Roshni Ismail, Leslie Hein, Melissa Casorio, Kerri Irwin

Middle Years Team

Middle Years Team

From Left to Right Back Row: Yori Scott, Margaret Jones, Robert Stalker

From Left to Right Middle Row: Sallie Samuels, Cynthia Cintrón, Jean Hunter, David Engbritson, Isaac Wolf, Anne Lovatt, Vanda Spinola, Tasha Babiar

From Left to Right Front Row: Andy Stephens, Sarah Topper

Connections Team

From Left to Right Back Row: Deanna Bussard, Nanci Levine, Jimmy West

From Left to Right Middle Row: Kate McElvaney, Lynn Williams, Danielle Wright, Paula Williams

From Left to Right Front Row: Brenda Major, Karen Allen, Annie Kimball, Kara Saiz

Student Support Team

Support Team

From Left to Right: Melissa Begley, Allison Stanley, Sheryl Garrett, Sue Amacker, Carol Zboreak, Ginger Landers

Extended Care Team

Extended Care Team

From Left to Right: Deanna Bussard, Morgan Lambert, Carolyn Higgins, Jennifer Lott

Technology Team

Tech Team

From Left to Right: Kim Platnick, Holly Berg, Amanda Korell, Lisa Backalenick, Michael Rhodes