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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

Kim Wargo, Head of School

Kim Wargo

In July 2020, Kim Wargo became Lab's third head of The Lab School. She comes to the position 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.
 

Click here to view Contemplations from Kim, a monthly column from our Head of School

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Senior Leadership and Administration

Kim Wargo
Leadership

Kim Wargo

  • Head of School
Kim Wargo
Kim Wargo
  • Head of School

Contact Information

  • (202) 944-2221

Education

  • Louisiana State University - B.A.
  • Tulane University - M.A.
  • Executive Office
Leadership
Diana Meltzer
Leadership

Diana Meltzer

  • Associate Head of School
Diana Meltzer
Diana Meltzer
  • Associate Head of School

Contact Information

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University - B.A.
  • American University - M.Ed.
  • Executive Office
Leadership
Ann Feeley
Leadership

Ann Feeley

  • Chief Financial and Operations Officer
Ann Feeley
Ann Feeley
  • Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Contact Information

  • (202) 454-2248
  • Business Office
Leadership
Bob Lane
Leadership

Bob Lane

  • Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Bob Lane
Bob Lane
  • Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

Contact Information

  • (202) 944-2214

Education

  • Teachers College
  • Columbia University - M.A.
  • Ed.M.
  • Ed.D.
  • Admissions
Leadership
Anthony Perry
Leadership
Upper School

Anthony Perry

  • Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
  • Social Studies Teacher
Anthony Perry
Anthony Perry
  • Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
  • Social Studies Teacher

Contact Information

Education

  • College of William & Mary - B.A.
  • Georgetown University - M.S.
  • Georgetown University - Ph.D.
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Upper School
Leadership
Natosha Speight
Leadership

Natosha Speight

  • Director of Wellness and Social Emotional Learning
Natosha Speight
Natosha Speight
  • Director of Wellness and Social Emotional Learning

Contact Information

  • Psychology & Wellness
Leadership
Melissa Wood
Leadership
Middle School

Melissa Wood

  • Head of Middle School
Melissa Wood
Melissa Wood
  • Head of Middle School

Contact Information

Education

  • Williams College - B.A.
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions - M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders
Middle School
Leadership

Academics and Activities

Rebecca Alberts
Leadership
Upper School

Rebecca Alberts

  • Director of Visual Arts Grades 9-12
  • Science Teacher
  • Teaching Visual Artist
Rebecca Alberts
Rebecca Alberts
  • Director of Visual Arts Grades 9-12
  • Science Teacher
  • Teaching Visual Artist

Contact Information

Education

  • Cranbrook Academy of Art - M.F.A.
  • George Washington University - Ed.S
  • George Washington University - M.P.S.
  • Maine College of Art - B.F.A.
  • Teaching Artists
Upper School
Leadership
Audrey Dolginoff
Leadership

Audrey Dolginoff

  • Director of Jurisdictional Services
Audrey Dolginoff
Audrey Dolginoff
  • Director of Jurisdictional Services

Contact Information

Education

  • American University - M.A.
  • Jurisdictional Services
Leadership
Daniel Hartmann
Leadership
Upper School

Daniel Hartmann

  • Director of Educational Technology
  • Upper School Engineering and Robotics Teacher
Daniel Hartmann
Daniel Hartmann
  • Director of Educational Technology
  • Upper School Engineering and Robotics Teacher

Contact Information

Education

  • Wheaton College - B.A.
  • American University - M.A.
  • George Mason University - Ph.D. in progress
  • Technology
Upper School
Leadership
Facstaff photo
Leadership
Middle School

Sara Hawkins

  • Director of Visual Arts Grades 1-8
  • Academic Club Teacher
  • Teaching Visual Artist
Facstaff photo
Sara Hawkins
  • Director of Visual Arts Grades 1-8
  • Academic Club Teacher
  • Teaching Visual Artist

Contact Information

Education

  • James Madison University - B.F.A.
  • George Mason University - M.A.T.
  • Teaching Artists
Middle School
Leadership
Mike Huber
Leadership

Mike Huber

  • Director of Facilities and Operations
Mike Huber
Mike Huber
  • Director of Facilities and Operations

Contact Information

  • (202) 454-2352
  • Facilities and Operations
Leadership
Sally Kiernan
Leadership
Lower School, Middle School & Upper School

Sally Kiernan

  • Head of Performing Arts
Sally Kiernan
Sally Kiernan
  • Head of Performing Arts

Contact Information

Education

  • University of Maryland - B.A.
  • American University - M.A.
  • Teaching Artists
Lower School, Middle School & Upper School
Leadership
Chris Lanier
Leadership
Upper School

Chris Lanier

  • Associate Head of Upper School
  • Freshman Seminar Teacher
Chris Lanier
Chris Lanier
  • Associate Head of Upper School
  • Freshman Seminar Teacher

Contact Information

Education

  • James Madison University - B.A.
  • University of Iowa - M.S.W.
Upper School
Leadership
MacRae O'Brien
Leadership
Middle School

MacRae O'Brien

  • Dean of Student Life
MacRae O'Brien
MacRae O'Brien
  • Dean of Student Life

Contact Information

Education

  • The College of William and Mary - B.A.
  • Virginia Commonwealth University - M.S.W.
Middle School
Leadership
Rashaad Phillips
Leadership
Upper School

Rashaad Phillips

  • Dean of Student Life
Rashaad Phillips
Rashaad Phillips
  • Dean of Student Life

Contact Information

Education

  • Davidson College - B.A.
  • University of Pennsylvania - M.S.Ed
Upper School
Leadership
Judy Shincarick
Leadership
Lower School

Judy Shincarick

  • Associate Head of Lower School
Judy Shincarick
Judy Shincarick
  • Associate Head of Lower School

Contact Information

Education

  • College of Misericordia - B.S.
  • College of Misericordia - M.S.
Lower School
Leadership
Angela Steele
Leadership
Middle School

Angela Steele

  • Associate Head of Middle School
Angela Steele
Angela Steele
  • Associate Head of Middle School

Contact Information

Education

  • University of Maryland University College - B.S.
  • Trinity Washington University - M.A.
  • Towson University Level 1 Certification
Middle School
Leadership
Liora Valero
Leadership
Middle School & Global

Liora Valero

  • Head of Academic Clubs
  • Global Division Club And Arts Teacher
Liora Valero
Liora Valero
  • Head of Academic Clubs
  • Global Division Club And Arts Teacher

Contact Information

Education

  • Corcoran College of Art and Design - B.A.
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Middle School & Global
Leadership
Jewell Watson-Hellkamp
Leadership

Jewell Watson-Hellkamp

  • Associate Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management
Jewell Watson-Hellkamp
Jewell Watson-Hellkamp
  • Associate Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management

Contact Information

Education

  • University of Phoenix - M.Ed.
  • Admissions
Leadership

Expert Services

Headshot
Leadership

Mary Jo Coiro

  • Director of Reservoir Psychology Group
Headshot
Mary Jo Coiro
  • Director of Reservoir Psychology Group

Contact Information

  • Psychology & Wellness
Leadership
Courtney Heldman
Leadership

Courtney Heldman

  • Director of Occupational Therapy
Courtney Heldman
Courtney Heldman
  • Director of Occupational Therapy

Contact Information

Education

  • Washington University in St. Louis - B.S. Psychology
  • Washington University in St. Louis - M.S. Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
Leadership
Gretchen Kunz
Leadership

Gretchen Kunz

  • Director of Speech, Language & Literacy
Gretchen Kunz
Gretchen Kunz
  • Director of Speech, Language & Literacy

Contact Information

Education

  • Loyola College of Maryland - B.A.
  • Northeastern University - M.S.
  • Speech, Language & Literacy
Leadership
Kelly Mills
Staff

Kelly Mills

  • Finance and Operations Manager of The Reservoir Group
Kelly Mills
Kelly Mills
  • Finance and Operations Manager of The Reservoir Group

Contact Information

  • (202) 349-8660

Education

  • Trinity Washington University - B.A.
  • Speech, Language & Literacy
Staff

Board of Trustees

2023-2024 Board of Trustees

2023-2024

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.