Wellington is thrilled to announce that Louis Frank will serve as the new head of Middle School (MS).
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Middlebury College, where he earned an M.A. as part of the renowned Bread Loaf School of English, Frank became interested in teaching because of his love for learning. His current pursuit of an M.Ed. in educational leadership and policy at Boston College exemplifies his curiosity and passion for serving students.
Frank comes to Wellington from Shore Country Day School, an independent school near Boston. While at Shore, he led the English department and spearheaded significant curricular program design. He also has significant experience and interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion in education. He led Shore’s SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) program. Before Shore, he spent two years as a sixth grade teacher at New Canaan Country School in Connecticut.
After twelve years of middle school experience, Frank was drawn to Wellington because of the school’s student-driven approach and engaging programming. Wellington’s value of “be yourself” resonated with Frank’s commitment to empowering students to use their voices and be true to themselves. “Wellington is a school that respects and elevates student voice and is a place where students and adults can bring their authentic selves to school each day,” said Frank.
Frank is devoted to ensuring an engaging middle school student experience and looks forward to collaborating with faculty to continue and enhance the middle school’s sense of community. It is important for Frank that Wellington’s middle school is a joyful place where each student feels seen, known, and needed. “Every child is entitled to dignity and care,” said Frank, “and school should be a place where adults model what this looks like and kids feel an authentic sense of belonging.”
Throughout his career, Frank has demonstrated a strong commitment to fostering positive learning environments based on meaningful relationships. This network of collaboration and community building is why Frank loves education. “I have come to cherish all of the relationships I have cultivated across constituencies – connecting with students, families, and colleagues,” said Frank. “Education is a field in which relationships sit at the heart of the work, and I love that.”
Under Frank’s guidance, Wellington faculty, students, and families will have invaluable support and encouragement as they find their purpose and realize their potential.