Change at Mountain School

WINHALL — The members of the Board of Trustees at the Mountain School at Winhall recently announced that Peter Ahlfeld has taken over as new Head of School, effective of July 1. Ahlfeld has been Assistant Head of the Mountain School since 2011, and his new role as Head of School is the culmination of almost 30 years of experience in education.

"I am excited to expand my role at MSW, a school I know and love," said Ahlfeld. "As a teacher, administrator, and former parent at MSW, I have seen firsthand the power of this learning community. I am excited to bring the knowledge and experience I've gained in my career to this leadership position at the Mountain School."

Ahlfeld earned his Bachelor's degree from Clark University, and his Master's in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut. He has worked at all levels of education, from kindergarten through college, and he values the unique opportunities the Mountain School can offer to its students.

"I love the creativity in curriculum and the individualization of instruction afforded to us as an independent school, while we serve, at the same time, as a public institution," he said. "We have a strong sense of community, teachers who are dedicated to excellence, and a wonderful partnership with our families."

Board of Trustees Chairman Ian Jones commented on Ahlfeld's variety of experience at this important time in the school's development.

"The Board of Trustees at The Mountain School is extremely excited to have appointed Peter Ahlfeld to the position of Head of School," said Jones. "We are confident Peter's long career as an educator, and his teaching and administrative experiences, will serve us well in leading MSW through this new phase in its history. Having recently purchased our facility; we know, without a doubt, that with Peter's guidance, and under his direction The Mountain School will flourish."


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