Miss Hall's School announces the appointment of Lisa J. Alberti ’73 as the School’s new Dean of Academics and Faculty. Currently the Associate Head of School at Trevor Day School in Manhattan, Lisa will join Miss Hall’s on July 1, succeeding Elizabeth F. Cleary, who is leaving at the end of the school year to become Head of School at the Miami Valley School, near Dayton, Ohio.
A gifted educator, Lisa brings more than forty years of classroom and administrative experience to MHS. She has worked with faculty to guide curriculum development, advance inquiry-based learning and teaching, and support academic excellence, collaboration, and student-centered learning. Lisa’s background in this work will serve Miss Hall’s well as the School advances its Strategic Design priority of an innovative, transformative academic program.
Lisa joined Trevor Day in 1977, teaching in the primary school (grades K-3), and becoming Associate Director in 1984, math specialist in 1986, and Director in 1986. In 1996, Lisa was appointed Director of the elementary school (grades 1-5), serving in that role until 2011, when she was named Assistant Head of School for Curriculum and Teaching. The following year, Lisa was named Trevor Day’s Associate Head of School, a position she continues to hold, and, from 2015 to 2017, she also served as interim Lower School Division Director. In her role as Associate Head, Lisa’s many responsibilities have included overseeing professional development, hiring, curricular audits, and faculty evaluations, and she brings to Miss Hall’s an educational philosophy that is both rooted in tradition and guided by innovative thinking.
We also welcome Lisa back to Miss Hall’s. A native of nearby Lenox, Lisa was a four-year day student at MHS and has owned a home in the Berkshires for more than twenty years. Her ties to the School are strong. While at MHS, she was School President, Junior Class Representative to the Student Council, and Assistant Editor of the literary magazine. Her sister, Sara Alberti, is a member of the Class of 1976. Lisa served on the MHS Alumnae Council from 1987 to 1990, and she credits former Miss Hall’s Head of School Donald Oakes as guiding her toward a career in education. Lisa holds an M.A. in Education from Bank Street College of Education and a B.A. in Psychology from Trinity College.
"Lisa’s belief that students should be at the center of their learning experiences and guided by faculty who bring passion for their subject areas to the classroom dovetails perfectly with the ongoing work within the Miss Hall’s academic departments," said Head of School Julia Heaton. "She also believes in inquiry-based learning that is an active and constructive process, one that encourages students to pursue learning beyond the classroom. Finally, Lisa understands that the partnership between student and teacher promotes learning at the highest levels and is central to life at Miss Hall’s School and the development of the MHS graduate, to which she brings a uniquely qualified perspective. After all, she is an MHS graduate."
Pleae join us in welcoming Lisa back to MHS.