About the Director

Connell is a bold and innovative leader in the world of secondary education.


Gwyneth Connell

Director of the Grauer Family Institute

M.A. Private School Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University
B.A. American Studies, Amherst College

A veteran of independent school education, Connell brings a breadth and depth of experience to the position. Over the course of her career, she has taught history at Millbrook School in New York and Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn; served as dean of faculty at Berkshire School in Sheffield, Massachusetts; and most recently, worked as dean of teaching and learning at Blair Academy in New Jersey. She holds a master's degree in private school leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University (2007) and a bachelor's degree in American studies from Amherst College (2000). Connell is a 1996 alumna of Peddie School.

Get to know Gwyneth in this article from Pomfret Magazine – Winter 2020 »