The Langley School is kicking off the 2013-14 school year under the leadership of a new head of school. Dr. Elinor Scully, a native of Falls Church who attended Falls Church City public schools through high school, assumed her role as Langley’s next leader on July 1. Her appointment follows the retirement of Doris Cottam, who served as head of school for 13 years.
For the past three years, Scully served as associate head of National Cathedral School. For five years prior to her appointment as associate head, she served as NCS’ Upper School director and assistant head. Scully began her education career in 1991 at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School in Alexandria. During her 13-year tenure at the school, she moved into the administration as the associate head of the Upper School.
Scully earned her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Virginia. She also holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Pennsylvania.