We are thrilled to welcome Interim Head of School, Tom Reid and his wife Ann to The White Mountain School community. On July 1, they arrived on campus to get settled in and are looking forward to the beginning of the academic year. In the meantime, they have enjoyed getting to know the campus grounds from the WMS Farm to the Bio-loop trail system, and of course the striking view of the White Mountains from their own back porch at Dickey House.
Tom comes to The White Mountain School with vast experience in independent school leadership, most recently serving as Interim Head of School at Charleston Day School in South Carolina. Early in his career he worked at Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, PA and Pomfret School in Pomfret, CT. He then went on to serve as Head of School at both Buckley Country Day School in Roslyn, NY and St. Paul’s School in Baltimore, MD.
Ann Reid is an experienced and talented educator as well. She began her career teaching at Chestnut Hill Academy and while she and Tom were at Pomfret, she helped to run a large boys’ dorm, taught a class on human sexuality and relationships, and worked in the development office. At both Buckley and St. Paul’s she worked in admission.
When asked what excites him about serving as White Mountain’s Interim Head, Tom cited the strength of the academic program with its focus on student-driven inquiry, the school’s commitment to diversity and the strong sense of community. He noted, “Part of the joy of serving as an Interim Head is being able to share my experiences from a wide range of schools while learning about new approaches and practices.” Having served as a leader in a number of independent schools, Tom has valuable experience which will help White Mountain continue its strong forward momentum.
Welcome to White Mountain, Tom and Ann!