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Pingry's New Head of School

 

Pingry proudly welcomes Timothy Patrick Lear to his new role as our Head of School. As a member of the Class of 1992, Tim is a loyal son of Pingry who becomes just the fourth graduate in our 161-year history to be named Head of School. Tim most recently served as Pingry's Assistant Head of School for Guidance and Student Life after 14 years as our Director of College Counseling. 

Following a seven-month, nationwide search process, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Tim as Pingry's 17th Head of School effective July 2022. As part of the formal announcement, Board of Trustees Chair Ian Shrank '71 shared his thoughts on this exciting new chapter for Pingry:
"We are thrilled to have chosen an exceptional leader and educator who is deeply aligned with Pingry’s core values and ready to move our strategic priorities forward in a way that unites the entire school community. Tim is already a well-known, trusted, and respected leader—both at Pingry and within the broader community—and the Board of Trustees has full confidence in his ability to take Pingry to even greater heights."
           

Communications from Head of School Search:

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Tim Lear —  Quick Facts:

Education:

  • Middlebury College 
    Bread Loaf School of English
    M.A. English, 2003
     
  • Princeton University
    A.B. English, 1996
     
  • The Pingry School
    Class of 1992

Professional Experience:

  • The Pingry School
    Head of School
    July 2022-Present

    Assistant Head of School for Guidance and Student Life (Kindergarten -- Grade 12)
    2021-2022

    Dean of College Counseling & Director of Student Support
    2020-2021

    Director of College Counseling
    2007-2020

    Teacher / Academic Advisor
    2007-2022
     
  • Oak Knoll School
    Director of College Counseling
    2003-2007

    Teacher / Academic Advisor
    1997-2007 
     
  • Brewster Academy 
    Academic Tutor and Coach
    1996-1997