arlier this year, WT announced the appointment of Dr. Anne Fay as Director of Upper School, effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Fay had been serving as Interim Director.

In a process that attracted more than 30 applicants nationwide and spanned nearly five months, Dr. Fay’s broad and deep experience in researching how students learn and in training faculty, along with her work in the interim role, impressed faculty, students, parents, administrators, and staff.

Prior to serving as Interim Director, Dr. Fay served as WT’s Director of eLearning where she worked with faculty on the thoughtful integration of technology tools into the curriculum.

“With this appointment, and the strength of the rest of the WT Leadership Team, I am confident that WT is well-positioned to develop the structures that will allow us to continue to be agile and effective as we guide our students through an ever-changing path to becoming vibrant, engaged citizens of the world,” said Head of School Dr. Scott D. Fech. “As WT develops its next strategic plan, Anne’s voice will be instrumental in helping craft a plan where both our students and our institution thrive.”

Dr. Fay holds a Ph.D. in psychology with distinction from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a B.A. in psychology with honors from York University, Ontario, Canada. She also completed post-doctoral positions at Carnegie Mellon University and as a McDonnell Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for Cognitive Studies in Educational Practice.

Dr. Fay is a WT alumnae parent of Fay Blelloch ’16 and Siena Blelloch ’18.