Interim Head of School
Tom Doar III retired in July 2016 after working for over 40 years in independent schools. Tom's last position was at North Shore Country Day School, were he served as Head of School from 2000-2016. Prior to that, Tom held various other positions at North Shore, including Head of Lower School (JK-5), Director of Admissions (JK-12), Director of Development, math teacher, and coach. In addition to his 27 years of service at North Shore, Tom served as the Head of the Lower School (PK-8) at Rye Country Day in Rye, NY, from 1989 -1996 and as a teacher and coach at St. Paul Academy in St. Paul, MN, from 1973-1980.
Tom has a B.E.S. (Bachelor of Elective Studies) from the University of Minnesota, an M.A. in Elementary Administration from the University of St. Thomas, and an Ed.M. from Teachers' College at Columbia University.
Tom and his wife, Sheila, have three children and five grandchildren. All three of Tom's children are independent school graduates and have experience teaching. Tom's oldest son, Tom, spent two years at Teach for America in Newark, NJ. Charlie is currently an English teacher, College Counselor, and coach at Belmont Hill School in Boston, and his daughter, Mullery, is currently the Associate Director of Admission, a teacher, and coach at North Shore Country Day School.