Governance

Welcome to Landon sign at the school entrance

Leadership

Landon School is an independent day school for boys in Grades 3–12 in Bethesda, Maryland. A headmaster, selected by the Landon Board of Trustees, is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the school.

Reporting directly to the head of school are the assistant head, who manages the school's curriculum and instructional practices, and the heads of Landon’s three divisions: Lower School (Grades 3–5), Middle School (Grades 6–8) and Upper School (Grades 9–12). They serve as the academic leadership of the school. 

A Board of Trustees focuses on maintaining the long-term health of Landon, including its financial stability. The Board’s duties include hiring and evaluating the headmaster and devising major policies that will drive the future direction of the school.

Administrative Leadership 2020-21

Head: Jim Neill, P ’24
Assistant Head: Charles Franklin
Upper School Head: Ehren Federowicz
Middle School Head: Erin Duffy
Lower School Head: Tara Montague

Board of Trustees Leadership 2020–21

Chair: Alex Baldwin, P '18
Vice Chair: Kathy Wellington, P ’11 ’13 ’15 ’18
President: Jim Neill, P ’24
Treasurer: Jeffrey Freed, P ’11 ’13 ’18
Secretary: Matt Coursen ’99

Board of Trustees 2020-21

Jeff Ansary ’92, P ’28
Kristen Best, P ’23 ’25
John Botti
Donald Dell ’56
Jean-Marie Fernandez, P ’24
Nick Freeman ’09
Debra Graham, P ’18 ’20
Scott Harris ’84
Laura Hoffman, P ’17 ’21 ’24 
Burnell Holland III ’01
Matt Holleran ’85
Beverly Hudnut, P ’11
Kenny Jenkins ’78
Steve Jones, P ’19 ’24
Olivier Kamanda ’99
Bill Magruder ’92
Ted Prince ’84
Tom Scott ’85
Brooke Seawell ’65
Harmar Thompson ’90

Trustees Emeriti

Peter FitzGerald Sr. ’50, P ’83 ’86, GP ’13 ’18 ’21
Knight Kiplinger ’65, P ’99
Larry Lamade ’65, P ’00 ’03 
Sam Lehrman, H ’09, P ’11
Rusty Lindner ’72, P ’15 

* "H" denotes Honorary. "P" denotes Parent. "GP" denotes Grandparent.

Accreditation

Membership

Landon is also a member of the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and a founding member of the International Boys’ Schools Coalition (IBSC).