Brad Dunning Named Assistant Head of Middle School
Congratulations to Brad Dunning, 6th grade English teacher, who has been named assistant head of Middle School effective Aug. 1, 2018. The Middle School administrative team is restructuring to follow the model used in both the Lower School and Upper School, in which the division head is supported by an assistant head.
Dunning will work closely with Pamela Nosbusch, head of Middle School, and Elina Kats, Middle School counselor, to oversee the social and emotional education of Middle School students. He will also help to develop and refine the academic programming in the Middle School, and will also support the professional growth and hiring process of Middle School teachers.
“Brad’s expertise in the classroom and his successful experience as Middle School dean of students, combined with his dedication to moving our Middle School forward, make him the perfect choice to take on this new role,” said Nosbusch. “I am excited to work side-by-side with Brad as we enrich our Middle School experience for students, teachers, and parents.”
Dunning graduated from UW–Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Science in Education, and he received a Master of Arts in Education–Educational Technology from Marian University.
Dr. Avis Leverett Named Director of Summer and Special Programs
Dr. Avis Leverett has been named the new director of summer and special programs. She will be taking over for Judy Bloch, who will retire at the end of this summer. Leverett will spend the summer working closely with Bloch to learn more about the various summer programs’ processes and programming.
Leverett, her husband, Larry, and their children, Graham ’28, Ellis ’31, and Davis, moved to Milwaukee from Pennsylvania last year. Leverett is a career educator who started out as a teacher in New Jersey and has held leadership positions in both public and independent schools, including as an assistant high school principal and middle school principal in New Jersey public school districts, and most recently as director of learning center services and dormitory head at George School in Pennsylvania.
“Avis is a smart, kind, and imaginative educator who is focused on what is good for students,” said Assistant Head of School Gregg Bach. “We are excited for her to further her connection to the school in this professional role.”