The castle soaks up the mid-fall sun while the surrounding trees change colors.

Leadership at Lab

The importance of leadership cannot be underestimated. Excellent leadership has everything to do with the outcomes for a school and its students. At Lab, it is the leader of the school along with her devoted team of educators, administrators, and clinical professionals who cultivate a school environment that allows students and teachers to flourish.

The Lab School of Washington has long benefited from strong, stable leadership. There have been just three heads of school since Lab’s founding in 1967 —all three thoughtful, forward-thinking educators, dedicated to the success of their students and whole community.

Meet our team: 

Head of School

Headshot of Kim Wargo

Kim Wargo

Taking on the role of head of school July 1, 2020, Kim Wargo comes to The Lab School with more than 20 years of experience in education, beginning her career as a teacher, then serving as associate head and head of school for four other schools across the country.

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Senior Leadership and Administration

Diana Meltzer

Diana Meltzer

Associate Head of School

Laurelle Sheedy McCready

Laurelle Sheedy McCready

Associate Head of School for Finance and Operations

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Marty Cathcart

Director of Institutional Advancement

Academics and Activities

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Rebecca Alberts

High School Director of Visual Arts

Noel Bicknell

Noel Bicknell

Head of Academic Clubs

Kim Brown

Kim Brown

Head of Intermediate

Angelo Carmina

Angelo Carmina

Athletic Director

Karen Duncan

Karen Duncan

Academic Director

Daniel Hartmann

Daniel Hartmann

Director of Educational Technology

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Sara Hawkins

Director of Visual Arts, Grades 1-8

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Robert Lane

Director of Admissions

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Dan Lutsky

Director of Facilities

Jessica Lux

Jessica Lux

Head of Junior High

Lisa McMahon

Lisa McMahon

Head of High School

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Shaun Miskell

Director of Performing Arts

Amy Oswalt

Amy Oswalt

Head of Elementary

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Yvette Shepard

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Clinical Services

Doug Fagen

Doug Fagen

Director of Reservoir Psychology Group

Courtney Heldman

Courtney Heldman

Director of Occupational Therapy

Melissa Wood

Melissa Wood

Director of Speech-Language and Literacy Services

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Group photo outside

2019-2020

The Board of Trustees supports the work of The Lab School and provides mission-based leadership to ensure the school’s health and welfare both now and in the future.