Governance

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 headmaster are the assistant headmaster, 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 2018–19

Headmaster: James Neill, P '24
Assistant Headmaster: Charles Franklin
Head of Upper School: Ehren Federowicz
Interim Head of Middle School: Erin Duffy
Head of Lower School: Randall Bednar, P '11 '17

Board of Trustees Leadership 2018–19

Chairman: Scott Harris '84
Vice Chairman: Katheryn Wellington, P '11 '13 '15 '18
President: James Neill, P '24
Secretary: Martin Weinstein, P '20
Treasurer: Steven Mayer, P '16

Board of Trustees 2018–19

Anderson Arnold '78
Alexander Baldwin, P '18
Donald Dell '56
Matthew Coursen '99
William Eacho '72, P '09
Jean-Marie Fernandez, P '24
Jeffrey Freed, P '11 '13 '18
Nick Freeman '09
Beverly Hudnut, P '11
Kenneth Jenkins '78
Aranthan Jones, P '19 '24
Olivier Kamanda '99
Kenwyn Kindfuller, P '12 '14 '15
Douglas Lagarde
William Magruder '92
Edward Prince '84
Thomas Scott '85
Harmar Thompson '90

Trustees Emeriti

Peter FitzGerald, Sr. ’50, P '83 '86, GP '13 '18 '21
Knight Kiplinger ’65, P '99
Lawrence Lamade ’65, P '00 '03 
Samuel Lehrman H '09, P '11
Russell 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).

 

 

 

 

 

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News

Learning black history through book tastings

Lower School Bears celebrate Black History Month through a new experiential learning program that allows them to explore different facets of African American culture.

Be a human: listen to your heart and the world around us

The following blog post is adapted from an ethics speech given by Middle School social studies teacher-coach-mentor Brian Reilly '09 (right, alongside Associate Director of College Counseling and fellow Landon alum Forbes Mann '04).In it, Reilly reflects on what he believes makes humans unique, and how we have the opportunity to be global citizens.