Jean G. Lamont

About Jean

Jean Lamont’s experience in the field of education has ranged from teaching biology in an all-girls high school in Kenya as a Peace Corps volunteer to serving as the Head of The Foote School, CT, a position she held for twelve years. Prior to her headship at Foote, Jean held positions as an Admissions Officer and Middle School Division Head at the Allen-Stevenson School (NYC). She played an instrumental role in launching Early Steps, a collaborative program to recruit minority students for independent school kindergartens.

Jean holds a B.A. in Biology from Middlebury College and a Master’s in Educational Administration from Columbia University, Teachers College. She has served on the boards of independent schools and other not-for-profits where she has contributed her consulting services. Currently, she serves as Vice-President of the Board of Horizons at Foote (School) in New Haven, CT

Jean joined EC in 2008. In addition to head searches, she conducts searches for other senior administrative positions, and does strategic planning, executive coaching and governance work.

Professional Experience

  • Educators’ Collaborative, Partner, 2008 – present
  • Educational Consultant and Founding Partner, eduINNOVATIONS, 2005 – 2008
  • Head of School, The Foote School, New Haven, CT (k-gr.9, 475 students), 1992 – 2004
  • The Allen-Stevenson School, NY, NY; 1982 – 1992
    • Head of Upper School and Secondary School Counselor, grades 7-9
    • Admissions Officer
    • Science Teacher and Department Chair
  • St. Ann’s School, Brooklyn, NY, Science Teacher; 1973 – 1974; 1978 – 1984
  • Washington Junior High School, Nashville, TN, Science Teacher; 1969 – 1971
  • Kisumu Girls High School, Kisumu, Kenya, Science Teacher; 1966 – 1968

Education

  • Middlebury College, B.A., 1966
  • Columbia University Teachers College, M.A., 1992, Educational Administration

Professional Affiliations

  • Horizons at Foote (School) Advisory Board
  • North Haven, Maine Library, Board of Trustees
  • International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Board of Directors
  • International Center of New Haven, Board of Directors, Vice-President
  • Yale-China Association, Board of Directors, Executive Committee
  • Secondary School Admissions Test Board, Director
  • Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, Board of Directors, Secretary
  • National Association of Principals of Girls Schools, Member
  • Headmistresses of the East Association, Member
  • Early Steps, Founding member, Board of Directors, President, Trustee Emerita