Introducing Lisa Sun, Our Next Head of School


We are delighted to announce that the Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to name Lisa Sun as Head of School of The Philadelphia School effective July 1, 2018.

Lisa brings 20 years of experience in the field of education as a teacher, diversity practitioner, and division head. She has been at The Park School of Baltimore since 2011, currently as the Lower School Principal. Before joining The Park School, Lisa was the Diversity Coordinator and a visual arts educator at Nashoba Brooks School, a progressive Pre-K–8 school in Concord, Massachusetts. She began her career as a visual arts teacher at Hinsdale South High School in Hinsdale, Illinois, and later taught at Concord-Carlisle High School in Concord, Massachusetts.

Lisa shares our unwavering commitment to progressive education. She is a deep thinker who listens closely and balances input with an ability to make necessary decisions. She understands and elevates the importance of diversity. She builds strong processes, teams, and relationships with a genuine and deliberate communication style. She champions professional development and embraces a growth mindset to advance her personal experience and that of those around her. 

Thank you to the entire TPS community for participating in this comprehensive, deeply thoughtful process.  Read the full announcement here.