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Marshall School appoints new Head of School

Marshall School today announced the appointment of Anthony Pisapia as its next Head of School.


Pisapia comes to Marshall from Tower Hill School, a preschool-12th grade independent school in Wilmington, Delaware, where he most recently served as Associate Head of School and Chief Innovation and Information Officer. There, he led Tower Hill’s academic program, sending graduates to the most prestigious colleges in the country.

Pisapia has 20 years of experience in education and in leading education-focused nonprofit organizations and schools. Earlier in his career, he was the Founding Head of School at Zip Code Wilmington, and was Associate Executive Director at Tech Impact, a global nonprofit.

Pisapia received his Master's Degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Independent School Leadership. He was a Fellow of the National Association of Independent Schools’ Aspiring Heads Program and served as an accreditation visiting committee member for the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools. He is Vice President of the board of directors at StartupAfrica and holds certificates in Nonprofit Management from the University of Delaware and in Fundraising from Villanova University.

“I am honored to have been chosen to be Marshall School’s next Head of School,” said Pisapia. “During my visits to campus, I had the opportunity to see Marshall’s gifted faculty in action. They bring learning to life in so many important ways. I also had the opportunity to meet with students, each of whom were joyful, curious, and intelligent. They told me how much Marshall means to them and what a special place it is. I cannot wait to be a part of this outstanding community of scholars, faculty, and staff."

Marshall’s Board of Trustees and Search Committee chose Mr. Pisapia following a five-month thorough and public search. The process brought forth qualified candidates from across the globe, and ultimately three finalists were brought to campus who engaged with students, faculty, staff, and parents. From the group, both the Search Committee and Board of Trustees unanimously agreed that Mr. Pisapia’s experience matched and exceeded the desired qualifications for Marshall’s next Head of School.

“We are so excited to welcome Anthony, his wife Allison, and their three children into the Marshall School and Duluth communities,” said Laura Mullen, who co-chaired the search committee. “Anthony is an exceptional educator and leader, and we look forward to watching his leadership flourish alongside our talented and dedicated faculty and staff for our beloved school on the hill. His love of education is apparent, his business and financial acumen is a massive asset to our community, and his deep background in technology learnings will help guide Marshall School into the modern landscape with ease.

"Marshall School exists to prepare our K-12 students not only for exceptional outcomes in college and their work life, but also to create the leaders and thinkers of our future. Anthony is a renaissance man with many interests and talents beyond the classroom which is a great example for our students as they find where their interests lie in the openness of Marshall’s co-curricular offerings, creating the framework for a holistic life well lived. We can’t wait for students, faculty, staff and the whole of the Duluth community to get to know Anthony and his family in the coming year and beyond.”

Pisapia’s appointment begins on June 1, 2024.