Aptos Times: New Leader for Mount Madonna

Aptos Times, 3/15/2020, “New Leader for Mount Madonna.”

Ann Goewert, a math and science specialist at the helm of a private school in Silicon Valley, will be Mount Madonna School’s next head of school. She succeeds Mary Supriya McDonald, who retires July 1.

“Ann is a passionate educator with extensive experience and leadership in K-12 education as well as higher education,” said Sarada Diffenbaugh, president of the MMS board of directors, and a former, longtime MMS principal. “Ann’s selection has the unanimous support of our trustees. She brings to MMS her love of community, respect for cultural traditions, commitment to learning and a vibrant vision for our future. She is truly excited to join our school and share her successes in collaborative leadership, a track record of innovation, a belief that learning should be authentic and meaningful, and to tap into the passion and interests of students and educators.”

Goewert is the principal at South Peninsula Hebrew Day School in Sunnyvale, which honored her March 1 for her contributions. She previously headed Meira Academy, an all-girls college prep high school launched in Palo Alto in 2011. Read more