Apr 05, 2024
Merrilee Mardon, Phillips Deputy Head of School
Phillips Academy

Meeting Location - Andover Inn, 4 Chapel Ave, Andover 

Join us as welcome Merrllee Mardon, the Academy's Deputy Head of School for Academics and Student Affairs 

Merrilee Mardon joined Phillips Academy in July 2023 as the new Deputy Head of School. She comes to Andover from the Hotchkiss School where she served as the Associate Head of School and Dean of Faculty.

At Hotchkiss, Merrilee oversaw a team that included campus life, athletics, and academic department heads, in addition to the school’s human development program, mental health counseling, and health services.

Among her proudest accomplishments, Merrilee created the Walter Crain Fellowship, which promotes the development of underrepresented populations among independent school leadership. The program will soon have six fellows who will go on to earn a master’s degree in private school leadership with the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University Teachers College.

A graduate of Smith College, Merrilee earned her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Massachusetts and taught economics and gender and women's studies at Connecticut College before joining the Hotchkiss faculty in 2008. She was appointed associate dean of academic life in 2013 and dean of academic life in 2014. Merrilee lives on campus with her husband, two daughters and son.