School Leadership

Far more than buildings and resources and campus grounds, Gilman is people. Eager and motivated students, skilled and caring faculty, and dedicated administrators enable the School to fulfill its mission of educating boys in mind, body, and spirit.

Meet Our Head of School

Photo by David Cha '13.

Head of School Henry P. A. Smyth

Henry P. A. Smyth is the 14th Headmaster of Gilman School. (His title was changed to Head of School effective July 1, 2022.) He began his term on  July 1, 2013.

Smyth, who has worked in independent schools for more than 20 years, joined Gilman School as Assistant Headmaster in 2010. In that role, he assisted in the overall operations of the School, paying particular attention to faculty hiring and professional development as well as the implementation of Gilman's Long-Range Plan.

A graduate of Phillips Academy Andover, Princeton University (A.B.) and Stanford University (M.A.), Smyth has been a teacher, coach, and administrator at various times in his career, including positions at Charlotte (N.C.) Country Day School, St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., and the Head-Royce School in Oakland, Calif., where he was tenth grade dean and Assistant Director of Admissions. Before coming to Gilman, Smyth spent six years as head of the Upper School (grades 4-8) at St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School in Washington, D.C. In addition to teaching at all levels – Lower, Middle, and Upper – during his career, he has also coached soccer and basketball.

Smyth, his wife Elizabeth, and sons Pitman and Billy live on campus.


Gilman's administrative team provides the vision, leadership, and day-to-day management required to keep Gilman a vibrant, dynamic, educational community. Like most who work at Gilman, they wear many hats, also serving as teachers, coaches, and counselors.

Shonique Alexander

Assistant Head of School for Pre-K-8

Pat Franz

Executive Assistant to the Head of School

Peter O. Kwiterovich

Assistant Head of School

Henry P. A. Smyth

Head of School

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