Miss Hall’s School is pleased to welcome Elizabeth F. Cleary as Dean of Academics and Faculty.
In that role, Ms. Cleary has responsibility for guiding and shaping the School’s academic program, including Athletics, Expressive Arts, the Girls’ Leadership Project, and Horizons, and the integration of learning philosophies and educational technology to best serve the needs of young women. An experienced educator and administrator, Ms. Cleary also joins the School’s Leadership Team and will help lead Miss Hall’s forward through a time of growth and expansion of the School’s girl-centered, college-oriented, academic program.
Ms. Cleary comes to Miss Hall’s from Greens Farms Academy in Westport, Connecticut, where she was Director of Faculty Mentoring and Professional Development and English Department Chair. In those roles, she led the redesign of the sixth- through twelfth-grade English curriculum, collaborated with departments in cross-curricular projects, and took part in the hiring and evaluation of faculty. In her role as Director of Faculty Mentoring, Ms. Cleary mentored faculty and new department chairs, directed the New Faculty Mentoring Program, and chaired the Professional Development Committee.
A graduate of an all-girl school, Ms. Cleary has been a teacher since 1982, teaching at Marymount School, Miss Porter’s School, and Greenwich Academy, all of which are girls’ schools. She is the recipient of the Harvard Teacher’s Prize, The Charles Dietrich Teaching Award, and an NEH Grant for her work in creating an online student exchange. Ms. Cleary holds an M.A. in English Literature from Middlebury College and a B.A. in English Literature from Smith College.