Selwyn’s New Head of School
August 11th, 2016
Welcome, Deborah Hof
We are so excited to introduce our new Head of School, Deborah Hof! There is no denying the critical nature the Head of School plays in our community. That we were able to attract such a dynamic individual to fill that role is incredibly affirming and exciting. We knew the moment we met Deborah that she was something special, and were able to tell that she felt the same about us.
Throughout the process of looking for a Head of School, we agreed that he or she must be:
- An authentic face of the school
- An inspiring leader
- A community builder
- A clear and precise communicator
- A thoughtful and courageous decision-maker
Without question, she is all of these and more. Please join us in welcoming Deborah to the Selwyn family!
About Deborah Hof
After teaching in the classroom for fifteen years, Deborah began her career as a school administrator at Harvard-Westlake School located in Los Angeles, California. Deborah has lived in California for most of her career and earned her B.A. in History from the University of Southern California, and teaching credentials from the University of California at Berkeley. She earned her M.S. in School Administration from Pepperdine University. She has also headed The Girls’ Middle School in Mountain View, California and is currently the Head of School at Kalamazoo Country Day in Michigan. In total, Deborah has spent fifteen years as a Dean of Students and eleven years as a Head of School. She is the mother of two grown children; her husband Richard is also an independent school administrator.