Evan Peterson

Evan Peterson

About Evan

Evan Peterson joins Educator’s Collaborative after 41 years serving independent schools, 23 years as Headmaster/Head of School. Evan started his career at The Wardlaw School in Edison, N.J in 1974. He taught Science and coached football, swimming, and baseball. He was a member of the faculty when Wardlaw merged with The Hartridge School to become Wardlaw-Hartridge School in 1976. Evan served as Director of Admissions, Dean of Students, and Assistant Headmaster. In 1986 Evan became the Upper School Principal at Fort Worth Country Day.

In 1992 Evan moved on to become Headmaster at Hampton Roads Academy in Virginia. After ten years, Evan accepted an invitation to return to Fort Worth Country Day as their fifth headmaster. He retired from FWCD in 2015 after serving thirteen years as the Head of School.

Evan has chaired school accreditation teams in Virginia and Texas. He has written teacher evaluation programs and developed a computer program to help develop and manage school budgets. Evan is also one of the founding heads for Malone Schools Online Network (MSON), a synchronous virtual classroom now being offered to fourteen independent schools throughout the U.S. Evan has given workshops at regional and national conferences as well as conferences in the U.K. He has authored chapters in NAIS publications, most recently in The Handbook for Aspiring Heads (NAIS 2011). He has served on the Virginia Symphony board of directors, and has been President of the Virginia Peninsula Rotary Club. He served on the executive Committee for ISAS and was chair of the Program Committee and the Finance Committee.

Professional Experience

  • Educators’ Collaborative, LLC: Partner, 2015 – present
  • Fort Worth Country Day, Fort Worth, TX; Head of School 2002 – 2015
  • Hampton Roads Academy, Newport News, VA; Head of School 1992 – 2002
  • Fort Worth Country Day, Fort Worth, TX; Principal of Upper School 1986 – 1992
  • Wardlaw-Hartridge School, Edison, N.J; Assistant Head of School 1982 – 1986
  • Dean of Students/Director of Admissions, 1978 – 1982
  • Director of Athletics/Director of Admissions, 1975 – 1978


  • West Virginia Wesleyan College, B.S.
  • Kean College, M.S.
  • Oxford University, Ethics in Education (non-degree)

Professional Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, Jackson-Field School, Richmond, VA 1994 – 1997
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, West Virginia Wesleyan College 2015 – present
  • Member of the ISAS Executive Board 2007 – 2009