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Pingry's Next Head of School


Following a comprehensive, seven-month search process, the Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to appoint Tim Lear as Pingry's next Head of School. Tim currently serves as our Assistant Head of School for Guidance and Student Life. As a proud member of the Class of 1992, Tim becomes just the fourth graduate in Pingry history to ascend to the position of Head of School. Tim will succeed Matt Levinson and begin his new role as Pingry’s 17th Head of School effective July 1.

As part of the formal announcement on February 2, Board of Trustees Chair Ian Shrank '71 shared his thoughts on this appointment:
"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:

Black and White photo of the Pingry Seal

Tim Lear —  Quick Facts:

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

    Dean of College Counseling & Director of Student Support

    Director of College Counseling

    Teacher / Academic Advisor
  • Oak Knoll School
    Director of College Counseling

    Teacher / Academic Advisor
  • Brewster Academy 
    Academic Tutor and Coach