Board of Trustees

Kim Wargo

Isidore Newman School

Kim Wargo is Associate Head of School at the Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana. She served previously as Head of School at the GEMS World Academy in Chicago, The Hockaday School in Dallas, and the Katherine Delmar Burke School in San Francisco. She has been Head of the Upper School at the Louise S. McGehee School in New Orleans, where she also served as Director of College Counseling, History Department Chair, and middle and upper school teacher.  In 1996 she was named Teacher of the Year at the Hill School of Ft. Worth, Texas, where she taught 2nd through 8th grade students.


Ms. Wargo has focused throughout her administrative career on fostering academic excellence, creating strong parent-school partnerships, developing strategic plans, leading capital campaigns, and championing professional education for faculty and staff. She led the Upper School at Louise McGehee School through challenge and recovery in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Ms. Wargo has been a Vice President of The Heads Network, and a board member of the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest. She served on the teacher advisory board of the National D-Day Museum.


Ms. Wargo received her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University, earned a master’s degree in history and is ABD from Tulane University.