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Molly H. King
Search Consultant

Wellesley, MA

(774) 286-0114 - Mobile


Background: Molly King has been an independent school leader for over 30 years. Most recently, she served as head of school at Greenwich Academy (GA) in Greenwich, CT. Over her 19-year tenure, she led transformative programmatic advancements, including the nationally recognized Girls Advancing in STEM (GAINS) network and the launch of GA’s Center for Public Purpose. In addition, her commitment to women’s leadership and career opportunities prompted her to launch the Career Resource Center. Molly spearheaded similar growth of GA’s campus including the construction of numerous buildings and the acquisition of a 54-acre property for future expansion.

Prior to joining Greenwich Academy, Molly spent seven years at St. Mark’s School in Southborough, MA as the director of admission and a member of the senior leadership team. She also served in various administrative roles and taught at Fay School, Greenwich Country Day School, and Taft School.

Molly served as a Trustee and Board Chair for the School Participatory Action Research Collaborative (a project of the University of Pennsylvania), a board member for the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, and a member of the Fairchester Heads group, including one term as president. In 2016, Molly was elected as a regent for the Cum Laude Society and is currently serving as President General.

Molly has chaired several reaccreditation committees on behalf of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, including Milton Academy, the Rivers School, the Lincoln School, and Moses Brown School and she was recently named as a member of the Board of Trustees for Milton Academy.

As a volunteer, Molly has served in several leadership roles for Bowdoin College, including the Alumni Council, the Brava alumni interviewers, and currently, as a member of the Board of Trustees.

Molly received a BA in American History from Bowdoin College and a Masters in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Molly and her husband KC live in Wellesley, MA, and have two grown children and four grandchildren, with whom she will play any sport, any time!