Leadership

The entire Maret community benefits from the School’s strong, dedicated, forward-thinking leadership. From Head of School Marjo Talbott’s far-reaching innovations, to the Board of Trustees’ measured and balanced stewardship, to the school-wide connections fostered by the Maret Parents Association, every aspect of the School is thoughtfully and effectively shepherded.

Check Out the Head of School's "Messages from Marjo" for a glimpse at her thoughts and reflections on all things Maret.

Messages from Marjo

A Message from Head of School Marjo Talbott

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More About Marjo

Since 1994 Head of School Marjo Talbott has had a tremendous, positive impact on Maret. Among her many accomplishments:

Marjo Talbott is married and the mother of two Maret graduates, Rebecca '02 and Kelley '08.

Education

  • M.Ed., Harvard University, Cambridge MA (1986)
  • B.A., cum laude, Williams College, Williamstown MA (1976)
  • History of Ideas major, with emphasis in religion, literature, and art history
  • Employment

    Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge MA

    • Assistant Head, Co-Director of College Counseling, Advisor and History Teacher (1986-1994)

    The Association of Boarding Schools, Boston MA

    • Director of Boarding Schools (1981-1985)
    • Associate Director of Boarding Schools (1979-1981)

    National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Boston MA

    • Director of NAIS Admission Services (1980-1985)

    The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry NY

    • Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid (1976-1979)

    Professional Organizations

    Recent Leadership Roles

    • Country Day School Heads Association (President; 2018)
    • Headmasters Association (President; 2018)
    • Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW) (Vice President; 2015-Present)
    • MSON–Malone Schools Online Network (Steering Committee Chair; 2012-Present)
    • Horizons Greater Washington (Trustee; 2000-Present)

    Former Leadership Roles

    Hotchkiss School (Former Trustee)
    Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS) (Former Trustee)
    Norwood School, MD (Former Trustee)
    Headmistresses of the East (Past President)

    Other Member Organizations

    • Malone Scholar Schools
    • The Heads Network

    Board of Trustees

    2019-2020 Maret Board of Trustees

    Ian Cameron, President
    Leigh Comas, Vice President
    Travis Allen ’93, Treasurer
    Michael Kirshbaum ’94, Secretary
    Mai Abdo
    Alan Adler ’92
    Esma Akin
    David Burton
    Steve Farina
    Suzanne George
    David Hall
    Daniel Hartman
    Margaret Johnson
    Marc S. Lampkin
    Tom Monahan
    Vadim Nikitine
    Lex Sant
    Larry Siegel
    Shooter Starr ’99, Alumni Council Representative
    Ted Stettinius
    Colin Stretch
    Marjo Talbott
    Aakash Thakkar
    Tricia Primrose Wallace
    Victoria Wassmer
    Rachel Moore Weller
    Sylvia White
    Laily Zia, Parents Association Representative

    Board Overview

    Maret School is a nonprofit private independent school, governed by a Board of Trustees. Members of the parent body, alumni, greater community, and past faculty are represented on the Maret School board. The board works to ensure that Maret remains financially stable, fiscally responsible, forward-thinking, and adherent to its mission and core values. Under the guidance of its president, the board is comprised of several working committees, each of which examines key issues and makes policy recommendations that strengthen the School and support its goals

    Maret Parents Association (MPA)


    The MPA strengthens the connection between home and school and enhances the educational experience for every child at Maret by:

    • Facilitating volunteer-led activities and events that build bonds and enrich our school
    • Supporting teachers and staff
    • Fostering communication among parents, and between parents and the school
    • Sponsoring educational speakers and programs for parents
    • Supporting the Scholarship Auction and other fundraisers

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