Oak Knoll Head of School Joins ICGS Governing Board of Directors

headshot of Oak Knoll Head of School Jennifer G. Landis.Jennifer G. Landis, Head of Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, NJ, was appointed to the governing Board of Directors of the International Coalition of Girls’ Schools for being a strategic, innovative thinker who is passionate about girls’ learning and their healthy development.

Landis will serve a three-year term alongside three additional forward-thinking appointees including Charlotte Avery, Headmistress of St Mary’s School Cambridge, United Kingdom; Nicole Hood, Director of Upper School, The Bryn Mawr School, Baltimore, Maryland; and Liz Schmitt, who is the Chief Enrollment & Student Affairs Officer at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut.

“As someone who has been a strong advocate for girls’ education throughout my teaching career, I am deeply honored to serve and contribute to an organization that has guided me for so many years,” said Landis, on her appointment. “At Oak Knoll, we believe that each person is created by God for an intended purpose. An Oak Knoll education guides students to discover that purpose and make a significant, positive impact on the world. Our program is committed to helping young women build an even greater sense of self, confidence, and empower their ability to thrive as independent individuals, and I look forward to sharing this vision with the Coalition.”

Landis will join girls’ school educators from around the world in guiding the vision, purpose, principles, and practices of the Coalition. Established in the United States as the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools in 1991, ICGS has vastly expanded its reach in the last 30 years. What began in 1991 as 56 member schools in the United States has grown to include more than 370 girls’ schools in 17 countries in 2022.