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Mr. Gareth Vaughan

Mr. Gareth Vaughan

Head of School

Mr. Gareth Vaughan began his tenure as Park Tudor School’s eighth head of school on June 1, 2017. As Head of School for eight years at Indian Springs School in Birmingham, Alabama, Gareth helped the school achieve maximum enrollment and oversaw two strategic plans and two accreditations. He also led the school’s largest-ever capital campaign, a $20 million effort that enabled the school to build new, nationally recognized facilities.

Before taking on the Headship at Indian Springs, Gareth enjoyed a long tenure at Washington International School (WIS) in Washington, D.C. He began as a science teacher and was steadily promoted at the school, first becoming Dean of Students and then Upper School Head, a position he held for 12 years. Before starting at WIS, Gareth was the Alumni Network Secretary and Alumni Organizer for the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales. Gareth was an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University's Teacher Certification Program for International School teachers and an instructor in the Visual Arts in the Community Outreach Program at the Corcoran School of Art. Gareth has worked with Teach for America, Breakthrough Collaborative, and Higher Academics Summer School, all with an eye toward supporting students from under-resourced communities.

As an undergraduate, Gareth studied biology at the University of York before earning a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of London. He also holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy with an emphasis on Environment and Resource Management from George Washington University, and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Teachers College Columbia University. He is a dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom.

School Administration

Shants Hart

Shants Hart

Associate Head of School for External Affairs, Director of Admissions
Mrs. Hart joined the Park Tudor faculty in 2004 as a Middle School English teacher and served as the English department chair. She has years of experience teaching honors and gifted and talented courses, and she taught grades 6-8 in Washington Township. She has successfully completed internships in leaders, served on curriculum development committees, and gone through extensive training in the teaching of writing. She has also served as an administrator of a private Christian school in Indianapolis, laying the early foundation for admissions and testing, teacher development, and curriculum development. Prior to her current role, she served as Director of the Middle School and Director of Admissions. She continues to lead the Admissions department.
Amy Kerr

Amy Kerr

Interim Director of Middle School
Ms. Kerr is an active member in the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). She helps lead the biennial Middle School trip to Costa Rica and has chaperoned the Middle School European trip. She joined Park Tudor in 2002 and has taught in the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools. She has taught both French and Spanish and served as World Languages Department Chair.
Mary McGonagle

Mary McGonagle

Director of Lower School
Ms. McGonagle began teaching at Park Tudor in 1997 in the Hilbert Early Education Center and the Lower School. In 2010, she became Director of Summer Programs, enhancing and expanding the program to provide enrichment at each age level. She served as Assistant Director of the Lower School from 2012-2014 before being named Director of the Lower School. She oversees curriculum and programs in grades 1-5, as well as the science curriculum for the entire Lower School.
Sarah Webster

Sarah Webster

Director of Upper School
Mrs. Webster began her teaching career locally at Northwest High School where she taught Algebra in a freshmen learning community. There, Sarah coached girls varsity tennis and served as a class sponsor. Since joining the Park Tudor faculty in 2001, Sarah has taught a variety of courses in the math department including Algebra and Calculus. During her tenure at Park Tudor, Sarah served as the Math Department Chair before transitioning to the role of Assistant Upper School Director. Sarah currently sits on the Academic Affairs, Diversity, and Community Engagement Committees.
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