Jeneen Graham, Ed.D., became St. Margaret’s Episcopal School’s fifth Head of School on July 1, 2023.
Dr. Graham brings a wealth of educational leadership experience to the role, and has deep ties to St. Margaret’s dating back more than 20 years. She previously was Upper School Principal (2018-2023) and Academic Dean (2012-2018) at St. Margaret’s, in addition to serving on the Board of Trustees and teaching AP psychology.
In her role as Upper School Principal, Dr. Graham led a community of 475 students and more than 75 professional community members. As Academic Dean, Dr. Graham developed curriculum and alignment for the school community, oversaw professional development, database development and data analysis, and led the pursuit of promising pedagogical practices and assessments across all divisions of the school.
In addition, Dr. Graham has collaborated with edX, a provider of high-quality online learning opportunities governed by MIT and Harvard, to develop their first-ever high school MOOCs. She has been a frequent presenter at industry conferences including the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES), California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Educational Records Bureau (ERB). She is the Co-Chair of the CAIS Think Tank for Data Based School Improvement and a Board Member for the California Teacher Development Collaborative (CATDC). She also provides advisory support for St. Margaret’s community programs, Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano and Special Camp.
Prior to her time at St. Margaret’s, Dr. Graham was on staff at the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine as a lecturer and a researcher. She was the Assistant Director and later the Acting Director of the Center for Research and Cognition and Learning. Before joining UCI, Dr. Graham was the Assistant Director of Admission for St. Andrews School in Boca Raton, Fla. She began her career at Carney, Sandoe and Associates, a well-known educational consulting firm in Boston.
Dr. Graham holds a B.A. in anthropology and a minor in Spanish from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., and an Ed. D. in educational leadership from a joint UCI/UCLA program. Dr. Graham and her husband, Andy, are the parents of two St. Margaret’s graduates—Robbie ’19 and Reid ’22.