IDS Welcomes New Head of School!

Dr. Rochelle Reodica to serve as Head of School at The Independent Day School (IDS) effective
July 1, 2022. Dr. Reodica will succeed Dr. Marijke Kehrhahn following her retirement from IDS in
June 2022.

“After conducting an extensive national search, we believe Rochelle’s independent school
leadership experience, educational philosophy, and shared values are an exceptional fit. Dr.
Reodica is an engaging and dynamic leader with a strong sense of community, a forward-
thinking approach to education, a collaborative style, and has a warm and engaging disposition.
We are confident that she will serve our community well and support and advance the IDS
mission. We look forward to welcoming Rochelle and her family to IDS,” a statement from the
school said.

“I am delighted and honored to serve as the next Head of School at IDS,” Dr. Rochelle Reodica
released in a statement. “When I first perused the school’s website, I immediately noticed the
motto, “Fearless Learning”. I was intrigued and kept reading. I came to learn that IDS students
are “free to explore ideas without constraint, engage their curiosity without hesitation, and
fully encouraged to take risks, try new things, and make new connections.” So much of this
resonated with who I am as a learner and as a leader; I knew this was the kind of school I
wanted to lead!”

Dr. Reodica comes to IDS from Marin Horizon School, a preschool-grade 8 independent school
in Mill Valley, California, where she was Director of the Upper School. Prior to this, she held
leadership positions at San Francisco University High School, in San Francisco, and The Ethical
Culture Fieldston School, an independent preschool-grade 12 school in New York City.
Dr. Reodica earned her BS from Ithaca College, her EdM in special education and MSW in social
work from Boston University, and an EdD in educational leadership from San Francisco State
University. Rochelle’s doctoral research focused on the lived experience of multiracial students
in independent schools.

Welcome to IDS, Dr. Reodica!  We are thrilled to have you!