In her more than 35-year career in independent schools, Bea has served as a high school principal, director of college counseling, Leadership teacher, English teacher, art teacher, admissions committee member, and athletic coach at a wide range of schools, including Severn School, Georgetown Day School, and Holton-Arms in the Maryland/Washington, D.C. area, and boarding schools: Northfield Mt. Hermon in Massachusetts and Midland School in California. In every school, she has focused on building strong community spirit by inspiring clear communication across constituents and leading from the heart.
A graduate of Williams College, Bea was a double major in English and studio art and a three-sport captain in field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse. She earned a Masters of Science in Education degree from Johns Hopkins University, including a graduate certificate from the Association of Independent Maryland Schools in Educational Leadership and Supervision for Independent Schools, while working full time and raising three sons. Her sons, who attended Landon School and graduated from Severn School, all currently serve in the military: two are first lieutenants in the US Navy and one graduated West Point and is deferring his service commitment to play professional rugby. Her life- partner is also a life-long educator and has served as Head of School for 23 years.
A certified and experienced leadership coach, Bea is motivated to guide clients to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for their unique strengths and draw on them to be intentional, thoughtful, and energized leaders in all aspects of their lives. During her time with C@A, Bea has coached school leaders at many levels, including Head of School, associate head of school, CFO, division directors, admissions directors, academic deans, and DEI leaders. In addition, Bea works seasonally as an admissions evaluator for Vanderbilt University.