Our Team

 

KATHERINE STUART
President

Katherine is a graduate of Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia and continued her education at Sweet Briar College where she majored in English and Creative Writing.

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BROOKE DUDLEY
Senior Consultant and Co-Founder

With more than 40 years of experience in admissions and educational leadership, Brooke has served thousands of clients around the country and internationally.

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MARY E. KESLER
Former President and Co-Founder

As a founding partner and long-term president of The Education Group, Mary retires after 25 years with the firm!

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JAMES BYER
Consultant

Jim has served not only in a full spectrum of private school positions, but as a guidance and educational consultant, founding school member and undergraduate professor.

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DENNIS M. CAMPBELL
Consultant/Placement

Dennis M. Campbell is an educator, theologian, author, and consultant. He works with non-profit schools and organizations as a consultant advising about governance, management, organization, and planning.

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JOHN COOPER
Consultant

As a former college dean and professor, a think tank president, and an independent school headmaster, John brings a broad view to the challenges of managing and leading independent schools.

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DAVE DAVIES
Consultant

In his forty-two years in independent schools, Dave has served as a Head of School, Interim Head of School, Assistant Head, and Head of Upper School.

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DAVID DOUGHERTY
Consultant

With his retirement in 2012, David Dougherty completed 44 years of service in independent schools, and now looks forward to serving the next generation of school leaders as an executive coach.

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KAY DOUGHERTY
Consultant

Kay Dougherty retired in 2012, after completing forty-six years of teaching and service in public and independent (both boarding and day) schools.

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KAREN DRAWZ
Consultant

Karen is a professional in the field of education with extensive experience in school administration and educational leadership.

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DICK HEATH

Consultant

With over 40 years of experience as a school administrator and leader, Dick joins The Education Group as an experienced consultant on leadership and governance.

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DOROTHY HUTCHESON
Executive Coach Consultant and East Coast Search

Dorothy Hutcheson is the Head of School Emerita of the Nightingale-Bamford School, where she served as head for 20 years. Nightingale is one of the top independent schools in the country, with a mission of educating the minds and hearts of its students.

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BOB KIRKPATRICK
Consultant

The Education Group welcomes Bob Kirkpatrick. Bob is a seasoned leader in the independent school world and a welcome addition to our consulting team.

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ALLISON LORIMER
Consultant

Allison has been affiliated with The Education Group since 1994. As prior Director of Placement, Allison's contact was constant with aspiring and sitting administrators, teachers, and leadership of independent schools.

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CAROLYN A. MILLER
Consultant/Placement

With her strong people skills and administrative talents, Carolyn has devoted her career energies to enriching the school experience for both students and faculty.

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LUCY NAZRO
Executive Coaching and Consultant

Lucy has spent her life as an educator and administrator. She is a graduate of the University of Texas and the first woman graduate of the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest and a recipient of two honorary doctorates from the Berkley Divinity School at Yale and the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest.

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JAMES JAY SECOR, III
Consultant

As one of The Education Group Executive Coaches, Jay is known not only for his outstanding career in Episcopal schools, but for his visionary achievements, dynamism and drive as Founding Headmaster of two independent Episcopal-affiliated schools.

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GLORIA SNYDER
Senior Consultant

Gloria joined The Education Group in 2009 after she left as Head of Parish Episcopal School where she had served since 1980.

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ALEX WHELEHAN
Director of East Coast Recruitment

Alex Whelehan is a graduate of The Dalton School in New York City and of Kenyon College in Gambier, OH.

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