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Head of School Brian Hargrove is focused on making NMH a compassionate college prep school in Massachusetts!Brian Hargrove, Head of School, joined NMH in July 2019. He came from Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania, where he was the assistant head of school for advancement and communications and where he led a $300 million capital campaign, one of the largest day- and boarding-school fundraising campaigns on record. He also has worked as director of development for St. Mark’s School of Texas (his alma mater), and 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. 

Dean of Enrollment Claude AndersonClaude 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.

Dean of Faculty Bea GarciaBeatriz 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 English as a foreign language instructors 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 also 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.

Dean of Faculty Bea GarciaPhilip Hood P’24, Chief Advancement Officer, joined NMH in July 2020, leading both the advancement and communications offices. Previously, he was vice president for external relations at Lake Forest College in Illinois, where he also served as secretary of the college, facilitating board governance of the institution. Phil also has been the vice president of development and alumni relations at Illinois College, and has held advancement and development positions at Gustavus Adolphus College, the University of Illinois Foundation, and the Mayo Clinic. Phil holds a bachelor’s degree from Luther College in Iowa, and studied at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and in Lake Forest’s Masters of Liberal Studies program.

CFO and COO Mary McEneanyMary McEneany, Assistant Head for Finance and Operations and Chief Operating Officer, joined NMH in 2019She has 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 the University of Massachusetts-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 the UMass-Amherst, and master’s-level certification in school business administration from the Massachusetts School of Liberal Arts.

Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice Martha Neubert Martha Neubert, Dean of Equity and Social Justice, has been teaching history in independent schools for 18 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 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.

Associate Head of School Charles A. Tierney IIICharles Tierney III, P16, 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 has been director of studies at St. Stephen’s School in Rome, and has 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.