Executive Director Announcement

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Parents League of New York is pleased to announce the appointment of their new Executive Director, Barbara H. Scott, effective July 1, 2021.

Barbara is a lifelong educator, having served as a classroom teacher, school administrator and admissions professional. She earned a BA from Hamilton College and an MA in Educational Leadership from Columbia University, Teachers College. Barbara began her career as a teacher at The Spence School before moving to Riverdale Country School, where she moved into administration. Later, she served as Director of Admission at LREI and Nightingale-Bamford School, as well as Location Director for The International Preschools. In addition, Barbara held the role of Board Secretary for the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) and was a member of the National Coalition of Girls' Schools Board of Directors.

Barbara is known for collaborating across professional disciplines and academic fields to bring the best to children and families. A consummate volunteer, Barbara has shared her educational expertise with a variety of nonprofits. She currently serves as Education Chair for New England Science and Sailing (NESS), Board Chair for Bronx Charter School for the Arts, and Assistant Secretary of the Women's Committee Board of Central Park Conservancy. Her qualifications, vision and leadership will be tremendous assets to our organization.

Please join us in welcoming Barbara to the Parents League!

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Upcoming Events

Kindergarten Admissions Workshop 2021
Speaker:
Ann Spagnola, Parents League School Advisor
Venue:
Virtual Workshop
A link will be emailed to all registrants
New York, NY 10028
When:
Monday, August 9, 2021
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
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NYC Preschool Admissions Workshop 2021
Speaker:
Anne Burns, Parents League School Advisor
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New York, NY 10028
When:
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Time:
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Parents League member schools are making it possible for you to learn about their schools virtually and in person. We will keep this list updated so that you can learn about schools and prepare for the fall admissions season.

by Michael Gary, Former Director of Admissions, Phillips Exeter Academy

“Why boarding school?” This is the question I have been answering for almost thirty years, first as a student and now as a seasoned admissions director. The answers to this question are just as varied as the kids who decide to attend.