Christopher B. Arnold Senior Partner Head of School Search

Chris Arnold is the co-founder of Educational Directions. Schooled in the classics (Diploma, Roxbury Latin School, Boston, MA; B.A. with honors, Brown University; and M.A., Trinity College, Chris has taught Latin, ancient Greek, philosophy, history, and English; coached lacrosse, wrestling, and football; and held a variety of independent school administrative positions.

Chris launched his independent school career of more than two decades as teacher, coach, and dorm parent at the Pomfret School, CT. Following this, he served as admissions officer, class dean, and department chair—in addition to teaching and coaching—at Noble and Greenough School, MA. Subsequently, he received an appointment as visiting scholar at the Lakeside School in Seattle, WA. He completed his career in schools as a Principal at Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City, whose PS – 12 curriculum enrolls over 900 students.

Chris is a past trustee of Cate School, CA, and the Peddie School, NJ. Within his community, he has served as a trustee of the Community Preparatory School in Providence and the Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum in New Bedford. He is the past Board Chair and current trustee of Alma del Mar Charter School in New Bedford.

Avid golfers, tennis players, and anglers, Chris and his wife Trish—past trustee of Wheaton College, the Posse Foundation, and Milton Academy—reside in Mattapoisett, MA, where they enjoy family gatherings with their three grown children and six grandchildren.


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