Amy Vorenberg has been named the new head of school for the Nantucket New School and the executive director of the Nantucket Partnership for Children, the non-profit that operates the New School and Strong Wings Adventure School on Nobadeer Farm Road.
In an announcement released on Monday, the Nantucket New School stated Vorenberg has "a wealth of independent school leadership" with almost 40 years of combined experience as a classroom teacher, division head, and head of school.
"She brings with her vital independent school knowledge in fundraising, mentorship, community building, and classroom experience," the school stated in its announcement.
Vorenberg has a professional leadership coach certificate from iPEC and a certificate from the School of Education at Harvard University. She earned an M.S. from Wheelock College and a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.
She previously held leadership positions as the Shady Hill School, The Philadelphia School, Beauvoir, King School, Indian Mountain School, and most recently as interim head of school at Shore Country Day.
“As an organization, the New School is in a position of strength," said Nantucket new School board president Courtney McKechnie in a prepared statement about the hiring. "We have a fantastic faculty and staff, are at an all-time high in enrollment, and are so lucky to have Danielle Beale leading the school with grace and vigor as our interim head of school. Amy, along with her knowledge and energy, will continue to fortify, strengthen, and build upon the stability of our foundation. We are thrilled to have Amy and her husband Tom join the NNS/NPC community on July 1, 2024."
Vorenberg succeeds Todd Eveleth, who left the island earlier this year after five years leading the New School to take a position at the Tower School in Marblehead, Mass.