The Pingry School is excited to announce that Director of Teaching and Learning K-12 Dr. Reid Cottingham has accepted the position of Interim Upper School Director.
Following a thorough search, Pingry is pleased to announce that Emily Cooke will join the community, effective June 1, as its next Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing.
Mrs. Cooke comes to Pingry having worked for five years in the same role at the Roland Park Country School in Baltimore. During her tenure, she led several major marketing initiatives, including the launch of a refreshed visual identity as well as refined messaging reflecting the school's unique value and position in the marketplace. Following the rebranding, she led her team in developing a new website and admissions materials. Additionally, over the last year she held a key leadership role in the school's COVID-19 reopening planning committee and served on their Board of Trustees Institutional Strategy Committee and Long Range Planning Committee.
Prior to Roland Park, Mrs. Cooke worked in Manhattan in various corporate operations roles at Calvin Klein (PVH Corp.) and Limited Brands, focusing on new product launch and innovations, project management, and process improvement. At the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she began her career, she specialized in the use of communications strategies to address public health concerns.
Mrs. Cooke, who earned her B.A. in English literature and anthropology at Bucknell University, recently relocated to Chatham with her husband and two young daughters. She looks forward to drawing upon her leadership experience to work collaboratively and cross-departmentally on projects that build upon the school's strengths.
In her words, "Since moving to the area and learning about local schools, it quickly became clear to me that Pingry is the consistent benchmark against which all other schools are compared. I look forward to immersing myself fully in this community and to experiencing firsthand what sets Pingry apart."
Welcome, Mrs. Cooke!
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