McDonogh School Appoints Head of Upper School

Merritt Livermore named Head of McDonogh School's Upper School
Merritt Livermore named Head of McDonogh School's Upper School
McDonogh School Headmaster Charlie Britton has announced that after conducting a comprehensive, nationwide search, Reisterstown resident Merritt Livermore will be McDonogh’s next Head of Upper School, beginning July 1, 2014. She succeeds Kirsten Adams, who will become Head of School at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes in Virginia.


Livermore, a 1991 graduate of McDonogh, returned to her alma mater in 1999 and joined the Upper School faculty where she was a history teacher, technology coordinator, and Sophomore Class Dean. Livermore has spent the last nine years helping to run McDonogh’s Middle School as both Dean of Students and Associate Head. 


In his announcement to the school community, Britton said, “Merritt has brought enormous energy and an impressive work ethic to all of the roles she has held at McDonogh. Her great work as Co-Chair of the Program Committee during McDonogh’s recent Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools (AIMS) Accreditation process and her forward-thinking work as Co-Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee have given her in-depth knowledge of K-12 curricular issues, placing her in a unique position to help facilitate conversations between divisions and between departments to realize emerging goals.”

Livermore graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education from University of Maryland, College Park, and she earned her Master of Science Degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Professional Studies in Business and Education. Prior to joining the faculty at McDonogh, Livermore spent four years teaching in the Prince George's County Public Schools System. Additionally, since 2007, Livermore has spent summers serving as a Workshop Leader with Independent School Management, training teachers and administrators of other independent schools.


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