Dear Campus School Community ,

As the chair of the SCCS Interim Principal Search Committee, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Christopher Marblo as the interim principal of the Smith College Campus School, effective July 1, 2017. Chris has been appointed to a two-year term.

Chris brings to the Campus School a distinguished track record as a school leader and teacher. He served for nine years as head of school of the K-8 Town School in New York City, and prior to that as head of the pre-K-8th grade Kent School in Maryland. He also served as head of the middle school at the Haverford School and Albany Academy. In 2003 Chris was named a Klingenstein Visiting Fellow to a prestigious program to support independent school leadership development at Teachers College, Columbia University. From 2010 Chris began teaching classes at Teacher’s College as well as serving as a mentor for aspiring heads of school. Aside from his experience as a school leader, Chris has also served as the executive director of the Garrison Institute and executive director of the the Arts Center in Troy, New York.

As we got to know Chris and his work during this search process, the committee was impressed by his reflective and collaborative approach to building independent school communities. He has led numerous organizations through strategic planning processes and implemented action plans that resulted in innovative curricula. Chris’ deep knowledge of education, his experience in diverse learning environments, and his thoughtful and engaging style will make him an excellent partner for the SCCS teachers and the Smith College administration during a period of transformation. Please click here to read a brief bio about Chris.

As interim principal, Chris will be the day-to-day educational leader of SCCS. His key partners in strategic planning will be the Transition Council and myself in the role of faculty director. Together, we look forward to strengthening our relationship with Smith College and expanding our reach as an educational lab school engaged in exciting educational innovation, research and development.

We will be developing a plan for the community to meet Chris in the near future. Please join me in welcoming him to SCCS.


Sam for the SCCS Search Committee

SCCS Search Committee

  • Sam Intrator, Faculty Director of SCCS

  • Maggie Newey, Associate Director for Academic Programs and Public Education at Smith College Museum of Art

  • Bill Peterson, Associate Provost

  • Al Rudnitsky, Professor and Chair Education and Child Study

  • Jenny Silver, Assistant Director of Human Resources



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