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Head of School

Head of School

Nancy Hathaway brings a range of educational, financial and managerial experiences to her position as Head of School. After working for 15 years at Bankers Trust Company in the International Investment Management division in New York City, she held teaching positions at Dutchess Day School, Indian Mountain School and Greenwich Country Day.

Nancy has a longstanding relationship with Dutchess Day School. Since she moved to Dutchess County full time in 1989 with her family, Nancy has been involved in every aspect of the School. She was a parent and active volunteer while her two sons, Bradley (’96) and Christopher (‘98), attended the school. She also served on the Dutchess Day School board for nine years and was appointed treasurer of the board for three of those years. Most recently, she taught history in the upper school. Throughout the years, Nancy has been an avid supporter of the school’s athletic program officiating and attending many of its games.

In addition to her involvement with Dutchess Day, Nancy has been a dedicated member of the board of directors for the Dutchess Land Conservancy for the last twenty years including serving as chair of the board for five years. Additionally, she was one of the lead coordinators on the organizing committee for the Millbrook Horse Trials and works on screening candidates for animal rescue of golden retrievers.

Nancy graduated from Smith College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and earned her master’s in history from Western Connecticut State University. She lives in Millbrook with her husband, David, and is an avid rider and tennis player.

Matthew Heard Appointed Head of School – July 2017