Sue Sadler Named Head of School
The Bryn Mawr School Board of Trustees has unanimously appointed Sue Sadler to serve as the tenth headmistress of The Bryn Mawr School, effective July 1, 2017.
She will succeed Maureen E. Walsh, who has served with distinction as the school’s leader since 2002. Sue comes to Bryn Mawr from Hathaway Brown (HB), an all-girls school in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Since 1987, she’s served HB in several capacities as teacher and administrator, most recently as Associate Head of School and Upper School Director. At HB, Sue managed several facilities updates, including a state of the art innovation lab and a learning commons within the school library. She was also instrumental in launching HB’s Center for Leadership and Well-Being and brought together the wellness and leadership resources in the school to create “Be Well, Lead Well,” an early childhood through grade 12 program that helps students build strong and healthy internal and external resources to become leaders in their own lives.
Sue enjoys being a visible presence on campus with both students and families and has been repeatedly recognized for excellence in teaching, such as through the establishment of the Sadler Promise in Education Award, initiated by an HB alumna donor. Sue holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Colby College, and a master's in the Arts of Education from Ursuline College.
Sue is eager for this next phase of her educational career and looks forward to joining the Bryn Mawr community. “Bryn Mawr is an optimistic and hopeful learning environment, filled with people who care deeply about what's best for students, and I am overjoyed to be selected as the tenth headmistress,” she said. “Bryn Mawr's reputation for academic excellence and sisterhood is well known, and stewarding the school into the future is an extraordinary leadership opportunity. I am beyond excited to begin, and look forward to working with the entire community.”
Bryn Mawr’s Head of School Search Committee, made up of alumnae, trustees, parents and faculty, worked with the firm Carney Sandoe & Associates on the six-month search, which attracted a talented pool of national and international candidates.
“With her exceptional experience in girls K-12 education, Sue brings to Bryn Mawr a rare depth of perspective for what girls need to thrive today and into the future,” said Grace Pollack, chair of the Bryn Mawr Board of Trustees. “Her enthusiasm and excitement as an educator are contagious and we look forward to welcoming Sue into our community.”