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Senior Administration

Brian Hargrove

Head of School Brian Hargrove joined NMH in July 2019. Since his arrival, NMH has built on the momentum of previous leaders and remained focused on delivering on its mission to empower its students to act with humanity and purpose. During  Brian’s tenure, NMH completed a strategic planning process (conducted in the midst of navigating the COVID-19 pandemic), invested more than $50 million in campus improvements, increased financial aid by 40%, and launched the $225 million Our Place, Our Moment: The Campaign for Northfield Mount Hermon. Under Brian’s leadership, the school has seen record levels of applications, benefited from new highs in alumni and parent giving, and sustained the school’s exceptional record of college and university matriculation for its graduates.

Brian came to NMH from Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania, where he was the assistant head of school for advancement and communications and he led a $300 million campaign, one of the largest day- and boarding-school fundraising campaigns on record. He previously was director of development for St. Mark’s School of Texas, his alma mater, and worked in the private sector at an educational data company in Dallas and as a partner at an executive search firm in New York City. 

Brian holds a master’s degree in education and school leadership from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from Texas State University, and a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College.

Claude Anderson P'11

Claude Anderson P’11, Dean of Enrollment, joined NMH in 2008 after heading the admission and financial aid office at Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island, for 13 years. Previously, he served as dean of students, associate director of admissions, and a coach at several boarding and day schools. He chairs the Admission Training Institute for the SSAT. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Millersville University, a master’s from Western New Mexico University, and a master’s in education from Temple University.

Beatriz Garcia P'09

Beatriz Garcia P’09, Assistant Head for Academic Programs and Dean of Faculty, began mentoring educators years ago, when she was part of a teacher-training program for instructors of English as a foreign language in her home country of Uruguay. She taught Spanish for two years at Deerfield Academy, then came to NMH in 2003 to teach in the world languages department. She has taught Spanish and diversity and social justice and has led language-immersion programs abroad. She served as department chair from 2006 until 2014, when she became the assistant dean of the faculty. She assumed the dean of faculty position in 2018. She holds a master's degree in applied linguistics from Universidad de Jaén in Spain.

Grant Gonzalez

Grant Gonzalez, Assistant Head for Campus Life, came to NMH in 2008 to teach history and Arabic. Today, he leads our community in implementing an intentional and curriculum-based approach to campus life programming designed to tap into the full potential of our community and prioritize students’ learning in all realms. Gonzalez teaches second-year students in the Rhodes Fellowship Course in Social Entrepreneurship program and serves as the head coach of the boys’ varsity cross-country team and assistant coach in the track and field program. He lives in Upper North Crossley dormitory with his wife, science department chair Nhu Gonzalez Hoang. Grant previously served as the director of the NMH Lab Program, the remote learning option for students who could not be on campus due to the pandemic. After graduating from the College of William and Mary, Gonzalez earned a master’s degree in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of London.

Trish Jackson

Trish Jackson, Chief Advancement Officer, joined NMH in June 2022 to lead both the advancement and communications offices. She previously held leadership positions at Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Wheaton College, Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, Brown University, and Dartmouth College. She also served as interim senior vice president for development and alumni engagement at The New School and as a consultant providing development leadership for the University of Vermont Health Network. In addition, Trish serves on the Scripps College Board of Trustees and on the board of the nonprofit Every Woman Treaty. She received a bachelor’s degree from Scripps College and an MBA from Claremont Graduate University.

Mary McEneany

Mary McEneany, Assistant Head for Finance and Operations and Chief Operating Officer, joined NMH in 2019. She previously served as vice president for administration and finance and treasurer at Hampshire College, chief administrative officer at the nonprofit Center for Human Development, chief financial and operations officer at Community Action, associate director for administration and finance at UMass Amherst, and chief business officer for the Greenfield public schools and the Pioneer Valley Regional School District. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Iona College, an MBA in nonprofit finance from UMass Amherst, and master’s-level certification in school business administration from the Massachusetts School of Liberal Arts.

Martha Neubert

Martha Neubert, Dean of Equity and Social Justice, has taught history in independent schools for many years. She joined the NMH faculty in 2005 from the Waynflete School in Portland, Maine. In 2016, she became director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, which promotes a compassionate, inclusive campus culture through initiatives that align with the school's mission to empower students to “act with humanity and purpose.” Besides teaching, Martha has served as a dorm parent, advisor, coach, and affinity-group advisor, and she contributes to all school initiatives related to diversity and social justice. Martha holds a bachelor’s degree from Bates College and an M.A.T. from Smith College.

Charles Tierney III, P’16, ’19, ’20

Charles Tierney III, P’16, ’19, ’20, Associate Head, knows NMH and the college-prep-school world like no one else. Since his arrival at NMH in 1998, he has been a history teacher, coach, dorm advisor, dean, accreditation coordinator, assistant head of school, interim plant facilities director, interim communications director, and interim head of school. From 2014 to 2016, he was head of the Tatnall School in Wilmington, Delaware. Charlie also was director of studies at St. Stephen’s School in Rome and taught at Choate Rosemary Hall and the Berkshire School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a master’s in educational leadership and administration from Teachers College of Columbia University.