Leadership

INCOMING HEAD oF SCHOOL

The Wyoming Seminary Board of Trustees proudly announces the unanimous selection of Martin J. Mooney as Wyoming Seminary’s next Head of School, effective July 1, 2023.

Martin J. Mooney

Mooney is a career educator whose experience includes 20 years of work at the Peddie School — an independent boarding and day school in New Jersey — where he served in various roles, including Director of College Counseling, Dean of the Faculty and Dean of Students and Residential Life. Prior to working at the Peddie School, Mooney worked six years at the Hill School in the Alumni Office and the College Advising Office. In 2017, he was selected as the Head of School at Bridgton Academy, the role in which he currently serves. The all-male independent boarding school in Maine has seen significant improvement in enrollment and budget management under Mooney’s leadership.

Mooney received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, where he played football and lacrosse. He coached football and lacrosse during his time at Peddie and Hill, while also serving as an English teacher and dorm parent. Mooney received his master’s degree from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. Mooney and his wife, Dani, have three adult children, Katherine, Megan and Harry. 

“As impressive as Marty’s resume is, the Search Committee was equally struck by his personal qualities,” said Bill Sordoni, Chair, Wyoming Seminary Board of Trustees. “He is an innovative, thoughtful and collaborative professional who combines integrity and humor with a fierce determination to shape the lives of his students.”

Mooney will become the 15th Head of School in Sem’s history, succeeding the current Interim Head of School, Daniel J. Rocha.

“Throughout the search process, it was apparent that the Head of School opportunity at Sem was compelling to Marty and other superb candidates,” Sordoni said. “This was a comprehensive and thoughtful process with only one goal in mind: to bring in the best person to lead our school at this important time in its history. I believe we have succeeded in our mission.”

Interim HEAD OF SCHOOL

Daniel J. Rocha, an accomplished leader and experienced senior administrator at several academic institutions along the East Coast, is serving as the Interim Head of School for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Daniel J. Rocha

Mr. Rocha is a graduate of Temple University, where he earned an undergraduate degree, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained a master's in Independent School Leadership. He began his career in independent schools as a fifth-grade teacher and soon elevated to teaching middle school math and science.

Mr. Rocha's administrative experience includes successful tenures as Head of Middle School at Bancroft School (Massachusetts) and Montclair Kimberley Academy (New Jersey). He also served as Academic Dean at Moses Brown School (Rhode Island) and Head of School at York Country Day School (Pennsylvania). Throughout his administrative career, Mr. Rocha continued working with students as a teacher and coach.

Capital fundraising, particularly at the university level, is another tool in Mr. Rocha's arsenal. He was the Senior Director of Development at The George Washington University. He also was the Executive Director of Development at The University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Rocha in 2012 founded Cardenio Consulting, a Philadelphia-based firm that assists schools with organizational management and development. He also has prior experience as an Interim Head of School, filling the role in 2015-16 at the Calverton School (Maryland).

The Leadership TEAM

The Wyoming Seminary Leadership Team is comprised of eight administrators, who represent the Upper and Lower Schools. The Leadership Team will work closely with Head of School Daniel J. Rocha and The Board of Trustees' Executive Committee.

The Leadership Team includes: Rachel Bartron, Head of Upper School; Regina Allen, Director of Admissions; Julie Calabro, Chief Financial Officer; Dr. Kathleen Hanlon, Head of Lower/Middle School; Karen Klassner, Director of Athletics; Nathan Kuhl, Director of Technology; Nina Moser, Vice President of Advancement; Jason Sherry, Director of Drama; Jill Snowdon, Director of Communications.

While Rocha fills the Interim Head of School position, a national search is underway to find a permanent Head of School for the 2023-24 school year and beyond.

 

Regina Allen

Regina Allen
Director of Admissions
570-270-2162
rallen@wyomingseminary.org

Rachel Bartron

Rachel Bartron
Head of Upper School
570-270-2175
rbartron@wyomingseminary.org

Julie Calabro

Julie Calabro, CPA/CGMA
Chief Financial Officer
570-270-2134
jcalabro@wyomingseminary.org

Kathy Hanlon

Kathleen Hanlon, EdD
Head of Lower/Middle School
570-364-4936
khanlon@wyomingseminary.org

Karen Klassner

Karen Klassner
Director of Athletics
570-270-2120
kklassner@wyomingseminary.org

Nate Kuhl

Nathan Kuhl
Director of Technology
570-270-2241
nkuhl@wyomingseminary.org

Nina Moser

Nina Moser
Vice President of Advancement
570-270-2143
nmoser@wyomingseminary.org

Jason Sherry

Jason Sherry
Director of Drama
jsherry@wyomingseminary.org
 

Jill Snowdon

Jill Snowdon
Director of Communications
570-270-2195
jsnowdon@wyomingseminary.org