Head of School & Leadership

On April 1, 2024, Angela G. Garcia was appointed as the 4th Head of School after serving eight months as Interim Head of School. Angela is honored to serve in this role and to partner with all members of NNM community to make NNM the best it can be.

Ms. Garcia brings to NNM over 30 years of experience in the field of education. Angela previously served as the Head of School at Friends Community School, a Kindergarten-Grade 8 Quaker independent school in College Park, Maryland. Ms. Garcia also served as the Assistant Head of School at The Fessenden School (MA) and the Head of School of the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys (DC). For nine years, Ms. Garcia taught elementary school at William Penn Charter School (PA), Shady Hill School (MA) and the Trenton Public Schools (NJ), and was the Director of the Lower School at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School (VA). She received a Bachelors from Brown University and a Masters from the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a certificate in Advanced Educational Leadership from the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.

Associate Head of School

Hannah Richardson

Finance & Operations

Robert Hart

Robert Hart, Operations and Finance Director

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of twelve to eighteen NNM parents. The Head of School, Director of Finance and Facilities, and two staff members also serve on the board as non-voting members.

Near North's Board of Directors provides guidance and direction for the school, oversees budgeting to ensure financial stability and ensures that the school maintains its focus on its educational mission.

Our Board Members

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George Aye
Sarah Berghorst
Jay Biedler
Lee Clark
Gary Cloudman
Paul Do
Taylor Dugas
Erica Faulkner
Bhumika Gashti
Dan Goodman
Ali Khan
Caroline Ko
Sachin Master
Kim Nemirow
Rina Patel
Puja Singh Patel
Lesley Pinckney
Tony Sutton
Matt Zweifel


Rina Patel, President
Lesley Pinckney, Vice President
Sachin Master, Secretary
Gary Cloudman, Treasurer

Administrative Representative

Interim Head of School

Administrative Support

Robert Hart, Finance & Operations Director

Pat Daniels, Jessica Parman, and Emma Smart
Faculty & Staff Representatives 

Standing Committees


Annual Committees

TSA Investment
Strategic Plan