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Meet Our Head of School




Melville S. “Mel” Brown was appointed Head of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in the summer of 2016.

Prior to coming to St. Andrew’s, Mr. Brown served as the Head of School at Waring School in Beverly, MA, from 2012-2015.  During that time, he led a number of successful strategic and curricular initiatives.  He also served for seventeen years as Director of the Performing Arts Department at Trinity School in New York City, one of the oldest Episcopal schools in the country.   Mr. Brown holds a B.A. from Duke University, a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, and an M.A. in Education Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University.  An accomplished pianist, he has performed and recorded with orchestras in Spain, Portugal and Eastern Europe. Mr. Brown brings a wealth of independent-school experience as both a teacher and an administrative leader.  He and his wife, Inka Rudnycka, have two grown children.  Mel writes…

“From the first day I arrived on campus, I felt the open arms St. Andrew’s extends to all newcomers and the joy of learning that defines its students’ experience there. I am thrilled and honored to have been chosen to lead St. Andrew’s Episcopal School into its next decade.”

Mr. Brown was recommended by the Search Committee and received the unanimous support of both the Board of Trustees and the Vestry. In addition, he received enthusiastic and widespread support from all constituencies within the Church and School community.

Mr. Brown is the seventh Head of School at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, succeeding Mason Lecky.