Baldwin Celebrates Installation of Lynne Macziewski

Baldwin celebrated the Installation of Lynne Macziewski as its ninth Head of School, on Friday, September 29 in front of more than 800 students, faculty, staff, trustees, parents, alumnae, friends and other community leaders. During her installation address, Ms. Macziewski told the story of Baldwin’s leaders who came before her, as well as the story of Baldwin's future.
“As we turn the page to a new chapter of The Baldwin School, just like each of the Heads before me, I too believe in the importance of educating girls in an environment where your opinions are valued, your abilities are celebrated, your dreams are nurtured and you develop a profound sense of self-confidence,” Ms. Macziewski told the audience. “And, as Baldwin’s ninth Head of School, I know that our future is built not only upon a foundation of academic excellence, but also one where our girls find themselves building competitive skills on the field and on the court, increasing their prowess and presence on the performing arts stage and developing myriad other talents that will serve them well beyond the classroom.” 
During the ceremony, Dr. Autumn Adkins Graves, Head of School at St. Anne’s Belfield School, Charlottesville, VA gave the Invocation and Dr. Anne Graybeal, Associate Head of School at The Blake School in Minneapolis, MN, delivered the Keynote address.
A more than 20-year teaching and educational leadership veteran, Ms. Macziewski began her career as a middle school science teacher and advisor at The Blake School, a co-educational day school for Pre-K – Grade 12 in Minneapolis, MN. She progressed into school administration both at Blake and at her most recent school, Girls Preparatory School, a Grade 6 – 12 all-girls school in Chattanooga, TN, where she most recently held the position of Associate Head of School. Ms. Macziewski, a native of Minnesota, holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, and two separate master’s degrees from the University of St. Thomas and the University of Minnesota. She holds a certificate in school management and leadership from Harvard University. Passionate about girls' education, Ms. Macziewski is the co-host of the podcast “Confidently You: Women in Leadership” published by Enrollment Management Association.
“As I look to the future, I see you, our students, writing profuse chapters of your story about the profound impact you will have on our society because you are critical thinkers, empathetic learners, diverse communicators and creative problem solvers,” Ms. Macziewski said during the installation ceremony. “It is an honor to be a member of the Baldwin community, to serve as your ninth Head of School and to be a part of the future story that we're all writing right now, together.”

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