Faculty & Staff Profile
Postgraduate Certificate (Equivalent to a Master of Arts), Education, Loughborough University
Master's, Education Leadership, Columbia University
A native of the United Kingdom, Mick has over 30 years of experience in education, starting as a science teacher in Nottingham and most recently concluding eight years as the head of Allendale Columbia School in Rochester, New York. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry and analytical sciences from Loughborough University in the UK, where he later earned a postgraduate certificate in education (the equivalent to a master of arts in teaching). He went on to obtain his master's in education leadership from Columbia University.
Mick was appointed in summer 2019 after a yearlong search process to replace retiring Head of School Alan Sparrow. He impressed the search committee with his demonstrated capacity for visionary leadership, his proven ability to inspire and engage all constituents across a school community, and his significant experience in innovative programming. Mick was drawn to the leadership opportunity at Rowland Hall because of our school's values and commitment to fostering both academic excellence and ethical citizenship.