Matt Glendinning Heading to Hopkins School

Alumni at the Center of What’s Next for MB

Last week Matt Glendinning, Head of School since July 2009, announced that he will be stepping down at the conclusion of the 2021–2022 school year to take on the leadership of Hopkins School in New Haven.

Matt will leave an incredible legacy of growth and innovation, having led the school through the planning, fundraising and implementation of a transformational strategic plan, MB Believes: a Vision for Learning, People and Place. From more than 60,000 square feet of new and renovated facilities to tripling scholarship funding, from new educational programs in engineering, entrepreneurship, and travel and immersion experiences to doubling annual investments in faculty development, the impact of Matt’s leadership will be felt for generations.

His tenure is also marked by an expanded commitment to personal engagement with alumni, as he traveled extensively to host alumni events from coast to coast on an annual basis. Alumni will have the opportunity to celebrate Matt’s contributions and leadership more formally toward the end of this school year.

As the community continues to reflect on all Matt has accomplished, questions naturally turn to the timeline and process for identifying MB’s next Head of School. Alumni will be at the center of the path forward.

This summer Reza Taleghani ’90, P’21 ’23 and Jane Ritson-Parsons took on the leadership of the Board of Trustees, which has responsibility for selecting the next Head of School. The Board’s Executive Committee, which also includes alumni Cheryl Cohen ’81, Gary Goldberg ’87, Austin Jaspers ’11, and Peter Ramsden ’82, is already working to form a search committee and has promised to communicate next steps to the MB community by Dec. 15. Be sure to check for regular updates on the search on MB’s website at