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Miss Hall's School Appoints Academic Dean
01:17PM / Friday, August 03, 2018
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Miss Hall's School announces the appointment of Lisa J. Alberti as the school's new dean of Academics and Faculty.

Alberti, a member of the Miss Hall's School Class of 1973 and a Lenox native, joined Miss Hall's on July 1, bringing more than 40 years of classroom and administrative experience to the school. Previously the associate head of school at Trevor Day School in Manhattan, she has worked with faculty to guide curriculum development, advance inquiry-based learning and teaching, and support academic excellence, collaboration, and student-centered learning.

"I am very pleased to welcome Lisa back to Miss Hall's," said Head of School Julia Heaton. "Her belief that students should be at the center of their learning experiences and guided by faculty who bring passion for their subject areas to the classroom, dovetails perfectly with the ongoing work within and between the Miss Hall's academic departments. A gifted educator, Lisa's background will serve Miss Hall's well as the school advances its strategic design priority of an innovative, transformative academic program."

Alberti joined Trevor Day in 1977, teaching in the Primary School (grades K-3) and becoming the lower school director in 1986. In 1996, she was appointed director of the elementary school (grades one through five), serving in that role until 2011, when she was named assistant head of school for Curriculum and Teaching. The following year, she was named Trevor Day's associate head of school, a position she held until joining MHS.

In her role at Miss Hall's, Alberti will work with the faculty to guide, shape and implement the school's vision for its academic program. She will work closely with department chairs and other colleagues to identify, encourage, and support innovation that incorporates new ways of teaching and learning and the core competencies of an MHS graduate — vision, voice, interpersonal efficacy, and gumption — into the curriculum.

Additionally, Alberti joins the school's Leadership Team, the senior administrative team that meets regularly to exchange information, set institutional goals and policy, advise the head of school, and anticipate future needs for the school's ongoing growth.

Alberti holds an M.A. in education from Bank Street College of Education and a B.A. in psychology from Trinity College. Her son, Carlos, attends Connecticut College. She currently lives in Richmond, Mass.

 

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