Jane F. Fried, Secretary
Elected June 2006
NOLS Courses: 2007 23-and-Older Wilderness Horsepacking, 2010 Salmon River
Jane assistant head for enrollment, research and planning, and dean of admission at Phillip’s Academy Andover, was appointed dean of admission in 1992 after serving as senior associate dean of admission in 1991 and to her current position in January 2006. Ms. Fried oversees all aspects of admission and enrollment and creates a critical link between research, planning and operations.
She has initiated Andover's institutional research program and is leading its longitudinal study to measure the impact of an Andover education on the lives of its alumni. She received a B.A. degree cum laude from Bowdoin College and a master’s degree in education from Tufts University. She has served as chair of the Ten Schools’ Association and as steering committee members of the Association of Independent Schools of Admission Professionals and the New England Boarding Schools Marketing Consortium. She is a co-founder of SummerNet, Andover's online learning program for new students, the Chatham Admission Conference for Deans and Directors of Admission, and the Secondary School Admission Test Board's Writing Sample. A frequent presenter at national conferences, Ms. Fried' s most recent speeches have focused on ways in which schools can bring a research lens to their institutional planning, decision-making and student programming. In 2011 she authored a chapter for an NAIS publication for heads of school and boards of trustees entitled "Institutional Research at the Core of Strategic Leadership."
In 2006 Ms. Fried was elected to the board of trustees of the National Outdoor Leadership School and in 2010 she was appointed to its executive committee and currently serves as secretary. Prior to joining the Academy, she was the New England Coordinator of the International Educational Consulting Program for FSL (Foreign Study League), Douglassville, Pennsylvania (1991) and at Dana Hall School (1989), served as associate dean of admission, associate dean of students, director of financial aid, assistant college counselor, class advisor and world history teacher. She also was a history teacher, dormitory head and varsity field hockey and lacrosse coach at Suffield Academy (1985), Suffield, Connecticut.