I earned a B.A. in English and Modern Languages from Trinity College (CT) and an M.A. from L’Ecole Française at Middlebury College. After teaching French at the Berkshire School in Massachusetts and at the Philips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, each for 7 years, I was appointed head of the upper school at the Seven Hills School in Cincinnati where I served for 5 years. For the next decade I was headmaster of North Shore Country Day School in Chicago, and from 1989 to 2001, I was director of the International School of Brussels. I was involved in community activities and educational associations both in Chicago and Brussels, including serving on the boards of the Hadley School for the Blind in Winnetka and the American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium. I also served as president of the Winnetka Rotary Club. I became head of Washington International School in July 2001 and retired in July 2007.During my tenure I worked closely with an affiliate a school in Bangkok, the KIS International School .
I also served on the board of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) for 6 years and chaired the Global Initiatives Task Force. After 37 years I retired from the board of the American Secondary Schools for International Studies and Teachers where I served as board chair for 12 years. ASSIST is a non-profit association which identifies and places annually about 170 international students from some 15-20 countries on one-year scholarships in independent schools in the UniteStates.
I was a member of the boards of the International Student House (ISH) until 2013, of St. Albans School until 2014 where I co-chaired the Strategic Planning Committee, and of Washington International School until 2017. For several years I was a member of the team that investigated a potential “brother school” affiliation for St. Albans in Korea. Until last year I was a member of the board of the Madeira School and Learn Serve International
I am married to Carol A. Hall, a classical musician (violin and viola) and former teacher at the Philips Exeter Academy, the Music Center of the North Shore (Winnetka) and the VanderCook College of Music. We have a daughter and granddaughter in California,