We are pleased to announce that Kimberly Ridley will become the Fayerweather Street School's next Head of School, effective July 1, 2018.
With more than 20 years of experience working as an educator, administrator, and counselor in a variety of settings, Kim comes to Fayerweather from the Gordon School in Providence, RI, where she currently serves as Assistant Head of School, a position she has held since 2013. Prior to that role, Kim served as the Director of Diversity and Multicultural Practice at Gordon and as Director of Diversity Initiatives and Community Affairs at St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, VA. Kim holds a doctorate in clinical psychology, is the author of multiple professional articles, and is a frequent presenter on equity, multicultural practice, and institutional change at regional and national conferences. Kim has a deep understanding of progressive curricula and the social and emotional development of children all the way from Pre-K through 8th grade. And in her career as well as in her personal activism, Kim demonstrates clearly that she shares Fayerweather’s deep commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and social justice.
We want to share our pride in the school’s community, who showed a dedicated commitment to our future. It was your combined support of the process and your meaningful involvement that helped the Search Committee and the Board identify, embrace, and enthusiastically endorse Kim Ridley as our next Head of School.