Armistead Lemon will become Harpeth Hall's Upper School Director effective July 1, 2017.
Currently the upper school English department chair, Ms. Lemon has 12 years of experience at Harpeth Hall, having joined our school in 2005. Her noteworthy contributions include Co-Chair of the SAIS Reaccreditation Leadership Working Group, Faculty Representative on the Board of Trustees, and Founder of the "Bridging the Confidence Gap" Committee. These are just a few of an impressive list of contributions that Ms. Lemon has made to Harpeth Hall in addition to the leadership that she has brought to her candidacy. She champions our students, faculty and our community and sees the unlimited potential in every student and teacher. Ms. Lemon will lead our upper school confidently.
She is a graduate of North Cross School, an independent school in Roanoke, Virginia. She earned a B.A. in English Literature with Distinction from Washington and Lee University, and earned her M.A. in English Literature from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill on a Richardson Fellowship for outstanding academic achievement. In the summer of 2008, Armistead was a fellow at the Klingenstein Summer Institute at Columbia University.Armistead's previous professional positions include time in New York City as an account executive as well as an instructor at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
"It is an honor to follow in the footsteps of Jess Hill as Upper School Director and to join Harpeth Hall's dedicated senior leadership team. Harpeth Hall is a place filled with joy and possibility; its students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumnae have been a tremendous source of inspiration for me over the last decade. I owe much to Harpeth Hall for my growth as an educator as I have sought to advance its mission and to develop and implement best practices for teaching girls. This is a community steeped in values I hold dear, and I am filled with gratitude and excitement for the opportunity to give back to the school in this new leadership role," said Ms. Lemon.