Board of Trustees

Tara Christie Kinsey, Ph.D.

The Hewitt School

Tara Christie Kinsey, Ph.D., is a passionate advocate for girls’ education and a lifelong learner, educator, and leader. In July 2015, Kinsey was appointed the 8th Head of School at The Hewitt School, a kindergarten through twelfth grade independent school for girls in New York City. Dr. Kinsey is a teacher and scholar of modern and contemporary British and Irish literature. She began her teaching career at Peddie School and has since taught at Emory University, Oxford University, Georgetown University, and Princeton University.


Dr. Kinsey served previously as Associate Dean in the Office of the Dean of the College and the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life at Princeton University, where she worked closely with students to help them realize their full potential. While at Princeton, Kinsey was the recipient of two awards: the Nannerl O. Keohane Women’s Mentor Award, given to “the member of the Princeton University community who has done the most to mentor Princeton women students for leadership,” and the Marvin Bressler Award, given to “that member of the Princeton family who through heartfelt support of the University’s student-athletes and coaches, embodies a belief in the lifelong lessons taught by competition and athletics as a complement to the overall educational mission.” Dr. Kinsey has a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from Emory University.