Dr. Priscilla Sands is the Head of School at Marlborough School.
Dr. Sands’s career has been focused in independent schools and encompasses a broad range and depth of experience as a teacher, administrator and educational leader. She began her career teaching drama and English at her alma mater, the Agnes Irwin School, in Pennsylvania, and was later appointed as the school’s Director of Admissions and Financial Aid. In 1996, she became Head of School at Springside School, in Philadelphia, and she was appointed President of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH), when Springside merged with its brother school, Chestnut Hill Academy, in 2011.
While at SCH, Dr. Sands established the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, a program focused on helping students build the skills and mindset required for success in the 21st century. She has long been a champion of design thinking and project-based learning, and she is currently working to create a mindfulness program.
Dr. Sands has been a member of the Curtis Board of Trustees since 2016. She has also been a trustee for the Haverford School and Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School, and she served as Commissioner of the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools and President of the Headmistresses Association of the East.