Head of School & Leadership
In July 2023, Angela G. Garcia was appointed Interim Head of School for the next two school years. Angela is excited about NNM and the opportunity to partner with all members of the NNM community to help make NNM the best it can be.
As a nationally recognized educator, Ms. Garcia brings to NNM over 30 years of experience in the field of education. Angela served as the Head of School at Friends Community School, a Kindergarten-Grade 8 Quaker independent school in College Park, Maryland. Ms. Garcia 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.
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.
Puja Singh Patel
Rina Patel, President
Lesley Pinckney, Vice President
Sachin Master, Secretary
Gary Cloudman, Treasurer
Interim Head of School
Robert Hart, Finance & Operations Director
Pat Daniels, Jessica Parman, and Emma Smart
Faculty & Staff Representatives