Springdale Preparatory School has appointed Gerald L. Boarman, Ed.D. as the new Head of School. Dr. Boarman began his new role at Springdale on July 1, 2021.

Dr. Boarman comes to us from Bullis School in Potomac, MD., a K-12 independent day school with 812 students, where he served as President and Head of School from 2010 until 2020. During his time at Bullis, Dr. Boarman expanded student opportunities in the academic program through initiatives including four signature programs (in Entrepreneurship, STEM, Humanities and Global Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts), rotating class schedules, data-driven practices for personalized instruction, and project-based learning. Under Dr. Boarman’s leadership, the school’s enrollment grew by more than 20% and added grades K-2.  Dr. Boarman led the school’s largest capital campaign to date, raising over $28 million for the school’s first new building in 15 years: the 70,000 sq. ft. LEED-certified Boarman Discovery Center.

Prior to Bullis School, Dr. Boarman served as Chancellor for the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. He also served as Chief Educational Administrator for Eleanor Roosevelt Community of Schools in Greenbelt, MD, and Principal for Eleanor Roosevelt Science & Technology High School.

Dr. Boarman holds a Doctorate in Education degree from Nova Southeastern University and Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Maryland.