Director of Development
“I’ve always valued the personal connections that happen at independent schools,” says Director of Development Blake Kohn, explaining that while obvious connections happen in direct relationship to the students, there is a web of shared purpose that includes many committed partners on and off campus whose goodwill and efforts come into play, and from whom the students learn critical character skills. And, she points out, “this web of community benefits everyone.”
Growing up on an independent school campus where her father was Head of School, Ms. Kohn experienced first-hand the value of the connections she describes. At Green Hedges, she has a sense of homecoming. “The feeling is palpable,” she says, “that everyone here is committed to giving each child the most excellent educational opportunity possible, within the context of what fits each student best.”
Ms. Kohn earned a B.A. in Spanish and International Relations from Bowdoin College and an M. Ed. in School Counseling from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She started her career as a high school Spanish teacher and went on to administrative positions in the areas of financial aid, admissions, and as Director of Student Activities. She also founded and served as co-director of Tiny Explorers, a bi-lingual Spanish-English preschool. More recently, Ms. Kohn has been Program Manager, and subsequently Executive Director, of the National Network of Schools in Partnership.
When she is not working, Ms. Kohn loves adventures and travel, cooking, and spending time with her family, including her two teenage children