Head of School
Jay has led the vision and mission of High Meadows in his role as Head of School since 2010. A principled leader in our professional, institutional and educational progress, Jay works closely with the board of trustees to define and uphold the high standards and ethical behavior in all areas of school operations. He is equally comfortable on the playground and the boardroom, and is often seen joining students in active learning and educational play around the High Meadows campus.
Beyond our school, Jay is a leader within the independent school community. He was awarded a fully-funded fellowship to the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership’s 2017 Heads of Schools Program at Columbia University, an honor granted to just 20 heads of schools annually. He serves on the executive committee of the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS), on the board of the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), and is a member of the Country Day School Headmasters Association. His ideas and commentary have been published and quoted in publications including IB World Magazine, Independent School Magazine, Innovate My School (UK), USA Today and Education Talk Radio.
Jay has over 20 years of experience in education across multiple grade levels, holding positions as diverse as public middle school vice principal and adult English language instructor in Ecuador. He moved to the Atlanta area from Santa Fe, NM, where he was the Head of the Rio Grande School for five years. He holds a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from Rutgers University and a bachelors degree in English from Guilford College. Jay and his wife, Maureen, have two daughters who are High Meadows graduates.