This past January, Head of School Jody Reilly Soja announced that, following an extensive search conducted by a committee composed of Lower School faculty and school administrators, Amy Vorenberg will serve as Indian Mountain School’s next Head of Lower School.

Ms. Vorenberg is a seasoned independent school educator with 20 years of leadership experience at the elementary school level and an additional 16 years of classroom teaching experience. Ms. Vorenberg comes to IMS from the King School in Stamford, Connecticut, where she served as the Lower School Head since July 2018. During her time at King, Ms. Vorenberg oversaw all daily operations and curricular initiatives in Pre-K through grade 5. Recently, she redesigned the King School’s Early Childhood Program, including the implementation of a Reggio-inspired curriculum and project approach.

Prior to her work at King School, Ms. Vorenberg held two Head of School positions. From 2013 to 2017 she served as the Head of School at Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, Ms. Vorenberg was the Head of School at The Philadelphia School, a progressive independent school serving students from preschool to grade 8. Additionally, she has experience at a number of independent schools in the Boston-area, including 12 years at the Shady Hill School where she worked as the Lower School Division Head and Director of Curricular Program and Professional Development.

Ms. Vorenberg and her husband Tom are members of the Norfolk, Connecticut community and look forward to joining IMS next year. Ms. Vorenberg shares, “I am delighted and eager to join the IMS community! I look forward to getting to know the students and their families and partnering with the entire faculty, staff, and administration, especially Jody Soja, to continue to deliver a fantastic learning experience in the Lower School at IMS.”

“We are excited and eager for the Lower School community to get to know Ms. Vorenberg,” shares Head of School Jody Reilly Soja. “Beyond her impressive resume and leadership experience—which will enable IMS to continue to provide a unique and unparalleled educational experience for our school’s youngest students—Ms. Vorenberg embodies our school values of honesty, compassion, and respect, and we know that her passion for teaching and guiding faculty will shepherd our school into this new decade.”