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
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

Feeling Cared For: What Compassion Is All About

Upper School Learning Specialist Emily Howe shares why she believes there are distinct characteristics to the value of "compassion" that help people feel understood and supported in their greatest time of need.

Gratitude is more than thankfulness

Jelani '19 — an AP student, member of the yearbook staff, and athlete on the varsity football team — spoke about why he believes we should show our gratitude in more meaningful ways rather than just saying "thank you."