Message from the Board

Updated July 28, 2022


Dear Members of the BWL Community:

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Bill Kuhn will be taking the position of Interim Head of School. Bill has been a valued member of the Birch Wathen Lenox faculty and administration for the past 9 years, serving as an Upper School classroom teacher and Associate Dean of Students. Bill also has a background in corporate finance. Prior to joining BWL, he worked in investment banking and capital markets and attended Columbia Business School. We are confident that Bill’s unique blend of education experience and business acumen will serve our BWL community well.

We are also pleased to announce that Geoff Fisher will be taking the position of Interim Assistant Head of School. In addition to his many years as classroom teacher in the Lower and Upper Divisions, Geoff has served the administration as the Dean for Student Life for the last 5 years and has worked tirelessly to promote pride and empowerment among our student body. With an MSW from Fordham University, Geoff brings an understanding of how to bring our BWL community together during these unusual times so that we can continue to fulfill our mission of both challenging and nurturing every student.

Frank J. Carnabuci III will be leaving his position as Head of School this summer, and will become Headmaster Emeritus, serving as an invaluable resource of knowledge and experience to the new Interim administration. We hope you all will join us in expressing our gratitude for Frank Carnabuci's decades of service, as well as welcoming and supporting Bill and Geoff as they step into their new Head roles.

There will be considerably more communication going forward in anticipation of the coming school year. We wanted to make you aware of these significant and exciting changes as we finalize the details regarding the roles of new leadership. At the same time, the Board will continue to review potential candidates for the permanent Head of School position.


With best regards,

Philip Sassower

Chairman of the Board