An independent day school for grades 6-12

Dan Miller, Interim Head of School 2018-19

Under the direction of the Search Committee, the Board undertook a national search for the school's interim head. After gathering community input and interviewing candidates, the Board announced the selection of Dan Miller as Interim Head of School for the 2018-19 school year.

Dan comes to Crystal after 14 years as the Head of the Wheeler School in Providence, Rhode Island, where he was instrumental in completing an ambitious campus master plan, increasing the endowment, augmenting faculty compensation, and dramatically increasing financial aid and student diversity. Prior to working at Wheeler, Dan was the Head of Upper School and Assistant Head at Kent Denver School in Colorado, a Dean of Students at the Riverdale Country School in the Bronx, and a teacher and coach at St. Anne’s School in Brooklyn.

"I am thrilled and honored to serve as Crystal’s interim Head. Joanna and I had not anticipated a move to the West Coast, but the enthusiasm, joyfulness and manifest excellence of Crystal Springs Uplands School were irresistible. I look forward to a complete immersion in all things Crystal so that I can be of greatest service to this wonderful school." - Dan Miller

Kelly Sortino, Head of School starting July 1, 2019

In addition to the announcement of an Interim Head, the Board of Trustees announced the selection of Kelly Sortino as Crystal’s Seventh Head of School starting July 1, 2019.

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  • Administrative Leadership

    Dan Miller
    Interim Head of School

    Kelly Sortino
    Head of Upper School

    Chris Schoberl
    Head of Middle School

    Peter Antupit

    Chief Technology Officer

    Betsy Berman
    Chief Advancement Officer

    Diane Isola
    Chief Financial Officer

    Bruce Pollock
    Chief Operating Officer

    Tait Wade
    Director of Equity and Social Justice

    Aaron Whitmore
    Director of Admission

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  • Kelly Sortino Announcement

    The Crystal Springs Uplands School Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the hiring of Kelly Sortino as Crystal’s Seventh Head of School starting July 1, 2019.
    After an intensive, open, international search, Kelly emerged as the obvious choice to architect Crystal’s next strategic plan, to drive the school's long-term goal of one Crystal on two campuses, and to expand and innovate curriculum, faculty development initiatives, and facilities master plan.
    "Words cannot describe the gratitude, care and enthusiasm with which I approach this new role. I look forward to partnering with you as, together, we write Crystal’s next chapter." - Kelly Sortino

    Kelly will continue in her current role as Crystal’s Head of Upper School and will partner with Dan Miller during the 2018-19 school year to facilitate her transition into the Head role. Kelly will officially begin as Head of School on July 1, 2019.

Crystal Springs Uplands School

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Belmont, CA 94002
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400 Uplands Drive
Hillsborough, CA 94010
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