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Miami Country Day’s new head of school begins in July 2019

Miami Country Day is a private, nondenominational, preparatory school near Miami Shores, with about 1,350 students from preschool to 12th grade.
Miami Country Day is a private, nondenominational, preparatory school near Miami Shores, with about 1,350 students from preschool to 12th grade. Miami Herald file

Miami Country Day School has hired a Pennsylvania educator to be its head of school effective next July.

Mariandl Hufford is the assistant head of school and director of the Center for the Advancement of Girls at the Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, Pennsylvania. Beginning July 1, 2019, she will become the seventh head of school in Miami Country Day’s 80-year history.

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Mariandl Hufford, will become head of school at Miami Country Day School on July 1, 2019.

The school’s board of trustees unanimously approved her hiring.

“Mariandl is the perfect head of school for Miami Country Day. She has an outstanding national reputation and will bring a special kindness and a love for independent education to our campus,” said board President Christopher Bellows, who co-chaired the search committee.

Hufford succeeds John Davies, who last June retired as head of school after 18 years. Interim school head James Connor will serve through June 30.

Miami Country Day is a private, nondenominational, co-ed preparatory school near Miami Shores, with a population of about 1,350 students from preschool to 12th grade.

“Mariandl brings to our school outstanding experience as a teacher, counselor, and senior administrator,” said Gary Butts, the school’s board president. “I look forward to partnering with her to provide the Miami Country Day community with the finest independent school experience possible.”

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