Ashley Hall is pleased to announce that Elisabeth Lavin-Peter will step into the role of Upper School Director in July for the 2023-24 school year. A graduate of Tufts University, she holds a master’s degree in English Literature, and she is currently pursuing a second master’s degree in Educational Leadership with the University of Northern Iowa. Lavin-Peter comes to Ashley Hall after 15 years of living and working in Singapore where she served as a member of the Overseas Family School (OFS), a high-achieving International Baccalaureate School.

Lavin-Peter began her employment at OFS as a teacher of English Literature. She was then promoted to Academic Advisor, a role in which she worked closely with families during their students’ high school careers to guide them through the process of finding their ideal university, whether it be in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, or elsewhere. Outside of OFS, Lavin-Peter was a core member of the Singapore International Counselor networking group and a founding team member of Global University Counsellor Connect, an annual conference created by and for international university counselors across Southeast Asia. After becoming Assistant Head of the Upper School at OFS in 2018, Lavin-Peter gained responsibility for the School’s advisory program for grades 11 and 12 and was additionally tasked with supporting teachers’ growth and managing the scheduling process for the high school.

Lavin-Peter looks forward to bringing her depth of experience to Ashley Hall and to working collaboratively with the “energized administration, the warm and caring teachers, and the smart, creative students” she met in her initial visit to the School’s downtown Charleston campus. Additionally, this is a homecoming of sorts for her and her husband Hugh. Their daughter Aurora Lavin-Peter graduated from Northeastern in 2022 with a degree in Behavioral Neuroscience, and she is delighted to have her parents back in the United States.