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Well-traveled educator arrives at IDS

Well-traveled educator arrives at IDS

The Independent Day School has announced the appointment of Andrea Archer as its new associate head of school.

Archer brings many years of school leadership experience, a comprehensive knowledge of curriculum, and a great appreciation of children and teachers to the IDS community. 

Archer was a science teacher in Oxford, England following a brief career as a research biochemist at Oxford University Hospital.

What was intended as a brief trip to the United States in the early 80s led to an independent school career that has spanned three decades, five schools and four states.

During her years in the classroom, she taught math, science and health to students in third grade through Advanced Placement and coached netball, rounders, tennis and basketball.

Archer has held a range of leadership roles, from academic dean at the secondary school level to head of school at John Thomas Dye School, Derby Academy and Dutchess Day School.

For the past two years she has consulted with schools in the area of curriculum development, social-emotional learning, school accreditation and faculty culture. She was a visiting scholar on an Erasmus Exchange Program to Finland in 2016 and has incorporated the results of this collaboration into her consulting work.

-- Press Release