|Headmaster Zack Lehman
Zachary Gimbel Lehman and his family arrived at The Hill School on July 1, 2012. He is the School’s 11th headmaster.
Zack came to The Hill after serving for six years as the assistant head of school for advancement at Gould Academy, a coeducational 9th through 12th grade and postgraduate year boarding school in Bethel, Maine. At Gould, Zack also taught filmmaking, was the head coach for the boys’ varsity lacrosse team, was an academic student adviser, and worked in the dormitories. From 2000 to 2006, Zack was the founding executive director of MetroLacrosse, a not-for-profit community organization that provides integrated lacrosse and character education programs to youth from underserved urban communities in Greater Boston and today has a national presence. Prior to leading MetroLacrosse, Zack was an attorney at Ropes & Gray and previously clerked for the chief judge of the United States District Court in Boston.
|The Lehman family
A magna cum laude
graduate of Harvard Law School, Zack also distinguished himself at Dartmouth College, where he earned a B.A. degree in geography, with cum laude
and Phi Beta Kappa
distinctions. At Dartmouth, Zack played varsity lacrosse and football; was an Academic All-American in football; and, as a Senior Fellow, produced an animated film that earned a Student Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Prior to Dartmouth, Zack attended Phillips Exeter Academy for four years, where he played three varsity sports, was a prep school All-American in wrestling, and was graduated with high honors.
Zack’s wife, Amy Cassidy Lehman, is an equally outstanding and charismatic individual. She earned an M.B.A. from Boston University and a B.S. degree in biology from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. Amy currently serves Hill as the School's Experiential Learning Coordinator. The Lehmans have two sons, Mitch (Hill '16) and Griffin (Hill '18), and a daughter, Avery.
Zack understands the benefits and challenges of a family boarding school, and he lives by “Whatsoever things are true.”
“I am inspired by the extraordinary opportunity to live, learn, and lead at The Hill School,” Zack said. “I admire the School’s strong reputation for excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. During our first visit to The Hill, Amy and I further experienced the tremendous warmth of the community; the School's pride in its history, traditions, and alumni; and the genuine enthusiasm of a very talented faculty and staff.
“The students at The Hill define the School’s true character -- they seize opportunities, embrace diversity, champion integrity, and value hard work,” Zack added. “I enjoy partnering with the Board of Trustees, collaborating with the faculty and staff, and rallying support from dedicated members of The Hill School’s extended family to ensure the permanence of that distinctive student experience.”