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Jen Evers

Executive Director

Jen spent the last nine years of her decades-long career in education as the Director of Strategic Initiatives & Professional Development at the International Coalition of Girls’ Schools, implementing all professional development programs as well as identifying, cultivating, and sustaining strategic partnerships and sponsorships that benefitted member schools. Prior to joining ICGS, Jen taught middle and upper school Mandarin Chinese at the Latin School of Chicago and held a variety of roles in admissions, development, and residential life at independent schools around the United States. She is committed to supporting and advancing women leaders in education through meaningful collaboration and relevant, inclusive programming. Jen earned her B.A. in Asian Studies and Religion from Dartmouth College and an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University. She and her three teenage children live in Oak Park, Illinois. When not shuttling them to various activities, Jen enjoys reading, exercising, being outdoors, and listening to music.

Board of



Joan Buchanan Hill, Ed.D., Chair

Lamplighter School

Dallas, TX

Kim Wargo, Secretary

The Lab School 

Washington, DC

Anthony Sgro, Treasurer

The Asheville School

Asheville, NC

Ann Klotz, Member at Large

Laurel School

Shaker Heights, OH

Vice Presidents


Geoff Wagg, VP Area I

Waynflete School

Portland, ME

Ken Aldridge, VP Area II

Wilmington Friends School

Wilmington, DE 19803

Percy Abram, VP Area V

The Bush School

Seattle, WA



Matt Byrnes

Wooster School

Danbury, CT

Jennifer Ciccarelli

Marlborough School

Los Angeles, CA

Penny Bach Evins

Holton-Arms School

Bethesda, MD

Dr. Jennifer C. Galambos

Kent Place School

Summit, NJ

Dan Glass

The Brandeis School of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Donna Lindner

Lowell School

Washington, DC

Ereni Malfa

St. Paul's School for Girls

Brooklandville, MD

Colleen Ramsden

Derby Academy

Hingham, MA

Ex Officio

Jen Evers

Executive Director

Oak Park, IL

From the

board Chair

Welcome to The Heads Network website!


We are delighted to have you traverse the pages of our website and share The Heads Network’s inspiring mission, “Advancing Girls and Women’s Leadership in Independent Schools!” Our mission has the ability to transform our schools and communities by striving to maximize our schools’ educational experiences and encourage and promote leadership amongst our peers and colleagues.  


This website is designed to invite your immediate participation, share our mission, reflect on our history and governance, communicate exciting upcoming events and encourage the utilization of The Heads Network (THN) and our website as an ongoing resource for our member schools.


Our members aspire to ensure each person in our school communities finds his/her own unique voice and makes a positive difference in educational institutions and beyond. We specifically work to maximize women’s leadership through seminars, conferences, ongoing resources and collegial support.


Thank you for visiting our site – and we hope you return many times to get involved in and celebrate the process of preparing, investing in, inspiring and advancing women’s leadership in independent schools!

Joan Buchanan Hill, Ed.D., Chair

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"The Heads Network is a thought leader in the movement

to promote the value of female leadership in education." 

~ Tekakwitha Pernambuco-Wise

Sea Crest School

Half Moon Bay, CA

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