The Winsor School
A leading school for academically promising girls in grades 5-12


The Winsor School has long benefited from strong, stable leadership. There have been just eight heads of school since Winsor’s founding in 1886. The trustees serve as the governing body of the school. The Winsor Corporation, part of the school’s governance structure, approves nominations to that board. Its ranks include many of the school’s most ardent and loyal supporters and ambassadors.

Sarah Pelmas
Head of School and
O’Donnell Family Chair

Sarah Pelmas is the eighth head of The Winsor School, continuing a strong tradition of visionary women as school leaders. She continues to forge and share a compelling vision for Winsor’s future.

“Winsor has always been forward-thinking about the education of women, and has had a history of extraordinary leaders. I am so proud to join their ranks.”

-Sarah Pelmas

Her Experience

Sarah Pelmas joined Winsor in July 2016 after a "profoundly fulfilling" tenure at National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., one of the country's pre-eminent girls' day schools. During her six years there, she served as associate head and head of the Upper School.

Prior to NCS, she served for a decade on the faculty and administration at San Francisco University High School, gaining experience in the many facets of school operations in her roles as dean of students, English teacher, and interim athletic director at a school known for its high-achieving students.

Ms. Pelmas has also taught in the English departments of Stanford, Syracuse University, the City College of San Francisco, and the University of California, Berkeley. While her career path began in higher education, she says that a shift to independent schools taught her “how much more there is to the education when it includes the whole person.”

Her Education

Ms. Pelmas received her A.B. in English and Creative Writing from Princeton University and her M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Syracuse University. She earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric from the University of California Berkeley.

Her Passion

“We’re in a world where girls and women are still fighting for so many things,” Sarah Pelmas reflects in her first interview as Winsor’s new head of school. “It can be difficult to watch. I feel fervent about this: I want to see women achieving more, and more often, and to know they deserve it. I want Winsor girls to get out in the world, embrace their challenges, and love and be proud of what they are doing.”

The Trustees

The Trustees

The Trustees 2018-2019

The trustees serve as the governing body of the school. The Winsor Corporation, part of the school’s governance structure, approves nominations to that board. Its ranks include many of the school’s most ardent and loyal supporters and ambassadors. For brief biographies of the school's trustees, click here.

Allison Kaneb Pellegrino ’89, P’21, ’22

Vice President

Lori Whelan P’23, ’25


Bart Epker P’13

Assistant Treasurer

David E. Goel P’23


Elizabeth Bennett Carroll ’89

Eman Ansari P’20, ’24

John R. Barker P’21, ’23

Rachel Casseus ’02

Larry Cheng P’23, ’25

Raymond Chung P’18, ’21

Leslie Dewan ’02

Mary Gallagher ’94

Jonathan Goldstein P’22, ’24

William H. Heald P’18, ’21

Jean M. Hynes P’16, ’18, ’18, ’21

Sam Kennedy P’23

Adrienne Penta Lissner ’96

Anne C. McNay P’16

Joseph J. O’Donnell P’05, ’07

Krishna G. Palepu P’21

Sarah Pelmas

Jennifer Morgan Peterson ’89, P’20, ’22, ’26

Jill Shah P’25

Bruce A. Shaw

Forbes Singer ’72

Kerry Swords P’23

Perry M. Traquina P’09, ’13

Winsor Corporation

The Winsor Corporation

The Winsor Corporation 2018-2019

The members of the Corporation include the trustees and alumnae, parents and friends of the school, selected for their commitment to Winsor and its mission.

Todd M. Abbrecht P'21

Martina Albright P'17

April Anderson P’23

Eman Ansari P’20 ’24

Luciana Aquino-Hagedorn P'22

Colette Aufranc P’20

Hope Baker '62

Katharine Baker-Carr '80

Rajeev Balakrishna P’21

Bhaskar Banerjee P'22

John R. Barker P'21, '23

Anne E. Becker P'18

David Belluck P'17, '19

Ted Berk P’24

Leslie Cohn Bernstein '81, P'09, '11

Allan Bezan

Brant Binder P’20

Allie Flather Blodgett '52

Stephen J. Blyth P'19, '20

Robert D. Brace P'73*

Kerry Brennan

Jane Brock-Wilson P'07, '11

Hillary S. Brown '80, P'17

Casey O'Donnell Buckley ’07

Sarah Beatty Buller '84

Elizabeth Bennett Carroll '89

Rachel Casseus '02

Mary McAvity Cerulli P'12, '16

Candace Cheatham P'21

Mary Chen P'19

Larry Cheng P’23, ‘25

Kasia Chmielinkski ’02

Julian Chun P'16, '23

Raymond Chung P'18, '21

Roberta Cohn P'81, '89, GP'09, '11

William P. Collatos P'03, '05, '09

Andrew Compaine P'20

Mark Condon P'16, '18, '21

Brian Conway P'10

Thomas Copeman P'20, '23

Wendy Cromwell P'21

Michael F. Cronin P'07

Polly Crozier ’92

Edith LaCroix Dabney '48, P'72, '77*

Laura Knapp Davidson '86, P'21

Lisa De Vito P'16, '18, '23

Leslie Dewan ’02

Ousmane Diop P'22

So-June Donohue P'20, '21

Alicia L. Downey '80, P'15

Jeffrey D. Drucker P'18

Scott Eckert P’24

John R. Egan P'09, '13

Pamela J. Egan P'09, '13

Lisa B. Eisenbud P'17, '19

William R. Elfers P'14, '17

John Englert P'20, '22

Lee Englert P'20, '22

Bart Epker P'13

Laurie Healy Ewald '91, P'23

Margaret O'Brien Eysenbach '81, P'10, '16

Audrey McAdams Fenton '93

Corinne Ferguson P'05, '07, '09, '11

Maurice Fitzmaurice P’23

Valerie Glauber Fleishman '88

Kelly C. Friendly P'21, '23

John N. Fulham, III P'10

Davis Fulkerson P'17, '18, '21

Jean Fulkerson P'17, '18, '21

Christopher Gabrieli P'13, '15, '16

Mary Gallagher '94

Nancy B. Gardiner P'04, '09

Diana O. Garmey P'82, '84

Gisele Garraway P'23

Lawrence Gennari P’22

Kaitlin Yaremchuk Gastrock ‘00

Thatiana Gibson P’21

Matthew Gibson P’21

Emma Gilmore ‘02

David E. Goel P'23

Stacey L. Goel P'23

Brian Golden P'19

Claire Pasternack Goldsmith '01

Jonathan Goldstein P’22, ’24

Michael S. Gordon P'14

Mary Beth Gordon P’23

Daniel Green P'15, '17, '19

Amit Gupta P'13

Patricia Cleaver Hager

Elizabeth Perry Harrison '91, P'22, '24

Jack Hart P'15, '17, '19, '22

Larry Hamelsky P’20

Brenda Haynes P'16

Elizabeth Partridge Heald '57, P'87, GP'18, '20, '21*

William H. Heald P'18, '21

Charles Hebard P'24

Pamela Smith Henrikson '58*

Lee Bigelow Herter '50*

Jacqueline O. Hodge P'18, ’22

Frederick Hoff P'18, '22

Jean M. Hynes P'16, '18, '21

Lisa Jackson P'23

Ashley Jacobs P'17

Carrie Jenks ’94

Elizabeth Johnson P'17

Elizabeth Hodges Johnson '54, GP'17

Julie Anne Kaneb P'15, '19

Gwendolyn Kane-Wanger '80, P'09

Carol Ann Kania P'11, '14, '18

Kamau Karanja P'20, ’23

Sam Kennedy P’23

Amanda Kennedy P’23

Sonya Khan ’00

Ramin Khorasani P'13, '16

Ruth Chute Knapp '60, P'86, GP'21

Adam Koppel P'16

Ellen Kornmehl P'19

Angela Koutoulakis P'17

Kimberly Heald Krawshuk '87, P'20

Patricia Perrin Lawrence '46, P'72*

Danielle Le Hals ’03

Richard D. Leggat P'73, '75

Sarah Leggat '75

Joan Trumbull Leighton '64

Liz Lempres P'17

Elizabeth Lewis '96

Adrienne Penta Lissner '96

Julia Livingston '66, P'85, '07

Kate Lubin '97

Nancy Kurson Lubin '64, P'91, '97,GP'26

Richard Lubin P'91, '97

Ann Leonard Macomber '47

Emily Smith Magruder '03

Sarah R. Mars P'19

Erica Mayer '91, P'25

Jane B. Mayer P'91, '95, GP'25

Katherine McCord '02

F. Warren McFarlan P'92

Marlyn E. McGrath '66, P'96, '03*

Anne C. McNay P'16

Richard I. Melvoin P'96

Bartholomew J. Mitchell P'09, '11

Mary Mullen P'18

Anju Nohria P'22

Michele Norman P’20, ‘22

Arden O'Connor '96

Timothy J. O'Connor P'17, '21

Joseph J. O'Donnell P'05, '07

Kate O’Donnell ’05

Ethlyn M. O'Garro P'16, '19

Anne Phillips Ogilby '76, P'08

Connie O’Hare P’20

Nancy Mahoney O'Leary '86

Jane Hoeffel Otte '57, P'84, '86

Krishna G. Palepu P'21

Vivek Pandit P'15, '18

Saul J. Pannell P'07

Poonam Patni P'98

Allison Kaneb Pellegrino '89, P'21, '22

Sarah Pelmas

Carolyn McClintock Peter*

Jennifer Morgan Peterson '89, P'20, '22, ’26

Nancy H. Place P'20

Keziah Robinson '96

Anne Swinton Ruggles '85, P'14

Marion Pantazelos Russell '91, P'22

Kristen Hoffman Ryan '88, P'22

Caroline K. Schernecker P'17, '20

Christina Capodilupo Schwefel ’97

Jeremy Sclar P'18, '22

Kristin L. Servison P'07

Roger T. Servison P'07

Jill Shah P’25

Bruce A. Shaw

Susan Simon P'16

Sandee T. Simshauser P'17, '20

Forbes Singer '72

Elizabeth Skates ’88

Gilda Smart P’24

Lynda Spence '57, P'90

Lee Thorndike Sprague '58

Kimberly Stanfield P'15, '20

Donald R. Stanton P'93, '97

Rachel Friis Stettler*

Cathleen D. Stone P'13

Genevra Stone ’03

Daniel J. Sullivan, Jr. P'01, '03, '07

Marjorie O. Sullivan P'01, '03, '07

Kerry Swords P’23

Pankaj Tandon P'05, '08, '10

Carol M. Taylor P'88, '01

Linda H. Thomas P'02, '06

D. Higgins Thompson '72

Elizabeth Tillman '83

Susannah B. Tobin '96

Carolyn Kimball Tolles '58

Nancy Tooke P'98

Perry M. Traquina P'09, '13

Ngoc-Tran Vu ’06

Margaret Otte Warren '84

Jordan Warshaw P'14

Leah Weintraub ‘02

Kent Weldon P'16

John M. Westcott, Jr. P'90

Lori Whelan P'23

Linda Wisnewski P'03, '05, '09

Emily Woods '91, P'26

Bryn Zeckhauser ’89, P'24

Miss Virginia Wing, the school's director from 1963 to 1988.

Winsor Directors through the years

1886-1922: Mary Pickard Winsor
1922-1939: Katherine Lord
1939-1951: Frances Dorwin Dugan
1951-1963: Valeria Addams Knapp
1963-1988: Virginia Wing
1988-2004: Carolyn McClintock Peter
2004-2016 Rachel Friis Stettler
2016-present Sarah Pelmas