Head of School Search

Sophie Glenn Lau ’88 Named Lincoln’s Next Head of School

It is our great pleasure to announce that the Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to appoint Sophie Glenn Lau ’88 as Lincoln School’s 17th head of school, beginning on July 1, 2020. Sophie is currently the head of the 440-student Senior School at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and brings with her a history of excellence in education, and a longstanding commitment to integrity, innovation, and community. 

Read more about Lincoln's new head of school.


Lincoln School has completed its search for the next head of school. Led by the Head of School Search Committee and the Lincoln School Board of Trustees, and supported by international search firm Spencer Stuart, we were committed to an inclusive process that capitalized on our legacy of success and help to shape Lincoln's future.

Search Committee:

Russell C. Carey P’16,’13, Chair of the Lincoln School Head of School Search Committee
Jane Palestine Jamieson ’71, Chair of the Board of Trustees
Martha Boss Bennett ’85, P’14,’16,’22, Trustee, Past Board President
Susan Farnum P’26,’28, Director of Admission and Financial Aid
Shannon Lambert P’20,’26, Faculty, Upper and Middle School, Math Department Head
Kimani Lumsden P’31,’34, Faculty, Lower School, Performing Arts Department
Brendan McNally P’20, Trustee
Jai-Me McCann Potter Rutledge ’06, P’31, Trustee
Emma Stenberg, Faculty, Upper School, English Department Head
Nancy Nahigian Tavitian ’82, Trustee, Vice President

Search Updates and Developments

Updates From the Head of School Search Committee

Read an update from Lincoln School Head of School Search Committee Chair Russell C. Carey P’16,’31 and Chair of the Board of Trustees Jane P. Jamieson ’71, about committee selection, an inclusive process, and much more.