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!