Jeanette Budzik Appointed Interim Upper School Director
The Bryn Mawr School announces the appointment of Upper School Dean of Students Jeanette Budzik to the position of Interim Upper School Director for the 2017-18 academic year. She will fill the one-year position when Dr. Jennifer Galambos departs to become Head of School at Kent Place in Summit, New Jersey at the end of this year.
Having served as a dean of students, chief advisor, teacher, and coach at Bryn Mawr for the last 33 years, Jeanette brings a deep understanding of Upper School students and strong experience with the Upper School’s curriculum and community. Since 1984, Jeanette has served Bryn Mawr in a number of capacities, including as varsity field hockey coach and field hockey camp director; Physical Education Department Chair; a Middle and Upper School advisor, and as Upper School Dean of Students since 2008. She was an important voice and leader in developing our strategic plan, The Bryn Mawr Way: A Contemporary Vision for What Girls Need to Thrive. Additionally, Jeanette has worked with the Baltimore Girls’ Schools Leadership Coalition, shared her passion and knowledge in advising with fellow faculty and staff members through our C3 program, and worked with a faculty grant team on the topic of conflict and negotiation. Jeanette holds a master’s degree in clinical community counseling from Johns Hopkins University, which has been invaluable to her work with students, faculty and parents in all areas of school life.
“Most importantly, Jeanette is passionate about Bryn Mawr’s mission and is completely dedicated to the success and wellbeing of our girls and our school,” said Headmistress Maureen E. Walsh. “She is committed to Bryn Mawr’s history and traditions and also embraces a vision for change. Jeanette’s respect and high expectations for students and faculty alike will undoubtedly inspire our community to come together in new ways and continue our forward momentum.”