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The Rocky Hill School Board of Trustees approved and appointed Mr. Jonathan M. Schoenwald as the eighth Head of School, effective July 1, 2011. The Board's decision followed the unanimous recommendation of the Search Committee. Mr. Schoenwald will succeed alumnus Mr. James J. Young III '70, who announced his departure last spring after serving 16 years as Headmaster.
Jonathan comes to Rocky Hill School from Hunter College in New York City where he has been the Director of the Macaulay Honors College since 2005.
The Honors College enrolls 445 students. Prior to being at Hunter College, Jonathan served as the Dean and Director of Studies at Princeton's Rockefeller College from 2002-2005. He chaired the History Department at The Ellis School in Pittsburgh in 1996-1997, and started his teaching career at the Hyde School in Maine in 1988-1991. Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and received his Ph.D in History from Stanford University. He has taught history from the middle school through graduate school level.
Jonathan and his wife, Jana Bruns, have three children: Lukas (6), Tobias (4), and Jonas (2).
Rocky Hill School is a preschool through grade twelve coeducational, independent, college preparatory country day school located on over 80 acres of Narragansett Bay across from Goddard Memorial Park. Rocky Hill School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin.