The Country School is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Lower School Head, Kitty Davis. Davis will succeed Susie Wheeler, current Lower School Head, who will retire at the end of this school year. Wheeler joined The Country School in 1987 as a tutor and was appointed Lower School Head in 1991. She has devoted 25 years to guiding The Country School’s curriculum for kindergarten through grade 4 with a balanced focus on age-appropriate academic challenge, social-emotional health, and overall wellbeing for the school’s youngest students.
Kitty Davis is currently Assistant Lower School Head of Early Childhood Education at Roland Park Country School, a girls’ day school and coed preschool in Baltimore. During the search process, Country School Headmaster Neil Mufson reviewed 55 applications and invited 6 candidates for day-long visits, during which they had interviews with parent, student, trustee, and faculty advisory committees, in addition to the administrative team. Davis quickly made an overwhelmingly positive impression on each group.
“The Country School is truly fortunate to have found Kitty Davis to head our Lower School,” said Mufson. “Her warm and compassionate nature, matched with her focus on truly knowing the children and encouraging joy in learning, makes her an ideal match for us. I feel confident that Kitty will seamlessly carry on the exceptional work that Susie Wheeler has done over the last 25 years.”
Davis has two sons, 23 and 20, and enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, and all thing Eastern Shore. The Country School staff are confident that she will soon become an indispensable addition to its faculty and to the Easton community.