Head of School Search

Welcome from the Head of School Search Committee.

On May 3, 2017, the Winchester Thurston School Board of Trustees announced Head of School Gary J. Niels will step down from his role after the 2017-2018 academic year. Gary has served as Head of School for 15 years, the longest tenured leader in school history after the school’s founders.

With record enrollment, national recognition, and financial strength, WT is well-positioned for a national search for a new Head of School.

All members of the WT community – including parents, students, faculty, and staff – will have opportunities to be heard as the school proceeds with the search for the next Head of School.

We invite you to refer back to this page for updates during this important phase of our school's history.


Questions may be directed to Aimee Fantazier at 412-578-7505 or fantaziera@winchesterthurston.org.

Head of School Search Committee

Paul Rosenblatt, Trustee and WT alumnae/i parent, Search Committee Chair

Kerry Bron ’84, Trustee and WT alumna

Kristen A. Burns, Trustee and WT parent

Cindy Akers Gerber, Trustee and WT alumnae/i parent

Diane Nichols, Director of Equity and Inclusion

Adam Nye, Director of City as Our Campus

Brock Perkins, North Hills Campus Faculty Member

Henry Posner III, Emeritus Trustee and WT alumnae/i parent, former Board President

Martin E. Powell, Trustee and WT alumnae/i parent, former Board President

Kelly Hanna Riley '91, Trustee, WT alumna, and WT parent

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