Appointment of New Head of School

October 17, 2023

Forman School announced that Amy L. Clemons will serve as its next Head of School. Amy will begin her tenure on July 1, 2024, following the retirement of Adam K. Man P'15. Amy will become Forman’s tenth Head of School and the first woman to serve the role. 

“I am deeply humbled to serve Forman and to build upon all that Adam Man and his team have accomplished," Amy said. "The concept of educating the whole person, forming minds and hearts, has driven my commitment to education over the past 24 years. It will be an honor to serve the Forman community.” 

Amy brings with her a considerable amount of independent school leadership. She is currently the Head of School at Woodlynde School, an independent day school in Strafford, PA, serving students in grades K-12 with learning differences. Her previous roles include Enrollment Director at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA, and the Director of Admissions at Renbrook School in West Hartford, CT, and at Community School of Naples, FL. At St. Paul's School in Concord, NH, Amy served as the Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Stewardship.

Amy's appointment as Forman's Head of School is the culmination of an invigorating and inclusive eight-month search process supported by Carney, Sandoe & Associates. 

“The core of our search was finding a leader who understands and embraces the unique culture and values of Forman,” said Forman Board of Trustees President Eric Ebbert P'16 and Head of School Search Committee Michael L. Cook P'15. “Amy is a dynamic leader with a big heart for the whole student. Her approach in her previous schools has been consistent with Forman's mission.”

Adam Man is retiring from Forman School at the conclusion of the 2023-2024 school year after having served as Head of School since 2008. During his tenure, Adam has advanced the mission of the school, cultivated an environment where students with learning differences thrive, fostered a community grounded in core values of truth, respect, and kindness, and transformed the campus footprint with expansions, renovations, and new construction. 

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