Mr. Edward B. (Ned) Southworth, IV assumed the role of Head of School in July 2016.  Ned’s prior experience includes two years as Head of School at Walden School in Louisville, Kentucky.  Prior to that post, Ned held several positions at The Gunston School in Centreville,  Maryland, where he served as Director of Institutional Advancement, Director of College Guidance, History Teacher, Academic Advisor, and Head Varsity Coach in Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s  Basketball, Women’s Soccer and Co-ed Soccer. Ned has also spent time as a Sales Manager and Director of Operations in the commercial world.

Outside of work, Ned has volunteered for a variety of organizations, including CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the River Region, Kentucky Youth Lacrosse Association, YMCA of Greater Louisville, Central Presbyterian Church Community Ministry, Queen Anne’s Soccer Club, Centreville Lacrosse Club, and Queen Anne’s  County Department of Parks & Recreation.

Ned earned his B.A. in History with a Concentration in Education from Swarthmore College and his M.A. in History from Washington College.

Ned and his wife, Roseann Squire, have three children: son Brownie, daughter Annie, and daughter Izzie.