2019 Division Heads Conference
 
 
Scott Barron
CEO & Senior Partner
School Growth

Scott Barron is the founder and chief executive officer of School Growth, an Atlanta-based education strategy company. Scott’s business success springs from a passion for education, technology, and entrepreneurship. Following advanced technology research at Princeton University, he started an early Internet services company that was later merged and acquired by larger tech businesses. With an M.Ed. from Johns Hopkins University, he spent 14 years as a school chief administrator, working with boards, faculty, parents, donors, and community stakeholders, to create a culture of collaboration, data analysis, and innovation. He is the author of The Yabwi Tree which encourages an entrepreneurial mindset for those ages 8 to 88.
 
Tammy Barron
President
School Growth

Tammy is the president of School Growth. After serving as a teacher at multiple levels, Tammy took on the challenge of building the brand and enrollment for one of the largest independent schools in Atlanta. She developed the processes for growth, built a high performing team, coordinated marketing plans, refined the brand, and achieved over $14M in annual revenue. She has a distinct passion for learning, teaching, and data-driven decision making to improve school leadership.
 
Hunter Chadwick
Upper School Principal
King's Ridge Christian School
 
Hunter Chadwick is the upper school principal at King’s Ridge Christian School. He has a wide range of educational experience. He has served as a special education teacher, Spanish teacher, curriculum coordinator, and athletic director. Hunter has received multiple degrees, including a B.A in international and global studies from Georgia Southern University, a master’s degree in special education and teaching from Armstrong Atlantic State University, and an Ed.D. in curriculum studies from Georgia Southern University.
 
Melissa Davis
Lower School Head
Berkeley Preparatory School

Melissa Davis is the lower school head at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, FL. She graduated with honors from the University of Chicago with a degree in English and earned a master’s degree in reading education from the University of Virginia. She began her career as a teaching intern at the Potomac School in McLean, Virginia. She moved quickly into a full-time role as second grade teacher at the Key School in Annapolis, Maryland, and then went back to Potomac, where she served for 10 more years. In addition to teaching, she has served as a curriculum coordinator, K-12 resource team coordinator, intern coordinator, reading specialist, and literacy coach.
 
Jonathan Day
Upper School Head
Savannah Country Day School
 
Linda Gibbs
Search Consultant
RG 175

Linda Gibbs has spent her career in independent schools. Her knowledge of the industry and her insight into the unique requirements of each school have proved invaluable in the success of her clients. Her tenure began with 15 years as upper school administrator, admissions director, college counselor, and teacher at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida. She has also served as the head of three schools. Linda spent six years at NAIS as Vice President for Institutional Leadership. She has been on the board of numerous schools and associations. Searches completed for The School at Columbia University, Sayre School, Germantown Friends School, and The Children’s School are a testament to her commitment to remain on the cutting-edge of the rapidly changing marketplace. Linda received her B.A. in English from Hollins University and her M.A. in liberal studies from Wesleyan University. She resides in Florida and enjoys travel, theater, and her twin grandchildren.
 
Sarah Housley
Lower School Head
The Montgomery Academy

Sarah Housley serves as lower school director at The Montgomery Academy. She earned a bachelor's degree in general education and special education through the Multiple Abilities Program at The University of Alabama. In 2012, she completed the Reading Specialist Program at The University of Alabama and earned a master's degree in secondary education, curriculum & instruction. Sarah has served in public education for five years and independent schools for over five years.
 
Michael Magno
Middle School Head
Providence Day School

Michael Magno is the head of middle school at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC. He has served many roles during his time there, including 6th, 7th, and 9th grade science teacher, as well as the boys and girls varsity and junior varsity soccer coach. He earned his bachelor’s degree from DePaul University and master’s degree from Montana State University at Bozeman.