Ashley Hall is pleased to announce the appointment of Naa-Adei Kotey as Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning beginning July 2022. Naa-Adei is stepping into a role being vacated by Carolyn Newton, who is moving away from Charleston later this year. A member of the School’s leadership team, the Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning oversees the area of academic programming for EEC through twelfth grade as well as the recruitment and inspiration of a highly qualified and committed teaching staff including their professional development. 

Naa-Adei joins Ashley Hall from St. Paul’s School for Girls in Baltimore, Maryland where she currently serves as Academic Dean. A graduate of Smith College, she also holds an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of Virginia, has served as a writing fellow at Georgetown University and as a poetry fellow at the Harvard NEH Summer Seminar for Teachers, and holds a position on the board of One Schoolhouse, an educational organization with whom Ashley Hall partners for professional development and online courses for Upper School students. 

“I am thrilled and excited to become a member of the Ashley Hall administrative team. As I toured the campus and met the people who form the beating heart of this incredible school, I realized that balanced with the pursuit of academic excellence for students and faculty alike, was a deep commitment to the whole person,” shared Naa-Adei. 

Head of School Jill Muti adds, “In addition to her rich experience teaching English and leading rigorous academic programs from middle school through the university level, Naa-Adei is also committed to the power of a single gender education, and is active within the national independent school community. She impressed every member of our campus community during her visit with her energy, warmth, and intellect.” 

We look forward to welcoming Naa-Adei Kotey to the Ashley Hall family.