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Pingry Announces its Next Head of School

Following a comprehensive, five-month search process, which culminated in a unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees, The Pingry School is pleased to announce Matt Levinson as its 16th Head of School.

Mr. Levinson brings over 25 years of leadership experience in independent schools, most recently as Head of School at University Prep in Seattle, Washington, and previously in senior leadership positions at Marin Country Day School and The Nueva School, both in the San Francisco Bay Area. He began his career in education at Princeton Day School and was active in summer programs at both New Jersey SEEDS and Prep for Prep. In addition to his leadership experience, he has taught Middle and Upper School history, served as department chair and grade level dean, and coached Upper School varsity soccer. Mr. Levinson has established a strong record as an innovative educator who is dedicated to the health and well-being of his school community. Time and again throughout its process and in speaking with his former colleagues, the Search Committee confirmed Mr. Levinson's leadership skills and fluency with the myriad issues facing independent schools today.

Thanks to your collective feedback, a thorough search process has reached a wonderful conclusion. We are delighted to welcome Matt Levinson and his family to our community. As Pingry embraces the next chapter in its 158-year history, we are confident he will shepherd the School skillfully, wisely, and compassionately. As Mr. Levinson's official start on July 1, 2019 approaches, we look forward to welcoming him to our campuses and to introducing him to our community. Please visit to learn more about Mr. Levinson's extensive leadership experience, and hear from him in his own letter to the Pingry community.

Contact: Dale Seabury, Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing