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Miss Hall's School Names Business Administrator
02:10PM / Friday, January 18, 2019
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Miss Hall's School has named Helen Telfer of Newcastle, Maine, as the school's director of finance and operations.

Telfer, who brings 28 years of experience as a financial manager to the school, most recently served as chief financial and operating officer at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine. She also previously served as director of finance and operations at Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine, and as chief financial officer at the Long Trail School in Dorset, Vt.

At Miss Hall's, Telfer works with senior administration and the Board of Trustees to ensure fiscally responsible and mission-aligned decision-making. Her role includes overseeing all financial and operating functions of the School, including budgeting, financial reporting, monitoring investment accounts, and school operations. She also serves on 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 and opportunities for the school's ongoing growth.

She joined the school in July as the interim director for the 2018-19 school year.

"I am thrilled to announce that Helen has accepted the offer to continue as director of finance and pperations,' said Head of School Julia Heaton. "In just a few months, Helen has fully embraced her role and immersed herself in the MHS community. She brings expertise and new energy to her various responsibilities, from leading the finance and operations team, to collaborating with the Leadership Team, to partnering with various board committees. Therefore, when it came time to consider opening a search for a permanent director, the choice was clear and already here in our midst."

Telfer lives locally with her daughter, Brooke, who is a sophomore at Miss Hall’s; her son, Mack, who is a senior at the University of Maine Farmington; and her husband, Mike. Telfer holds a B.S. in accounting from Post University and is currently working on a master's degree in public administration.

 

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