Trudy E. Hall
Sixteenth Head of Emma Willard School
Trudy E. Hall received an M.A.L.S. from Duke University, an M.Ed. in counseling and consulting psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a B.S. in psychology and sociology from St. Lawrence University.
Trudy’s career in private education took her from Jamaica, to the Near East, to numerous schools along the U.S. coast, to the Midwest and back. Her positions of leadership in independent school education include Associate Head of the Hutchison School, Head of Miss Hall’s School, Dean of the Culver Girls Academy, Dean of Faculty of the Culver Academies, guidance counselor and admissions officer at the Savannah Country Day School, and Dean of Students at Stoneleigh-Burnham School. She also taught geography at the International School in Saudi Arabia and social studies at Culver and Stoneleigh-Burnham.
She is currently the President of the Board of Trustees of the National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Santa Fe Leadership Center. In addition, she has served on the boards of the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), the Robert C. Parker School, the YWCA of the Capital District, the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce, and Head Mistresses Association of the East.
She also led the initial conceptualization for AUDACIA, The Global Forum for Girls’ Education, which is designed to garner resources for programs and practices that hold promise for eradicating the barriers—poverty, violence and prejudice—that prevent some ninety million girls from receiving a quality education or any education at all. Emma Willard School is the founding sponsor for the Forum.
Trudy is an avid international traveler, and her favorite avocation is visiting schools throughout the United States and around the world.