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I am back in Suriname, land of my birth, for just a week (glorious spring break) to connect again with family and soak up the heat that brings healing to my winter-weary heart. I have written before about the love and warmth of family I enjoy when I make the trip down, and so it has been this time, too...

Listening Across the Aisle

Every Friday since the fall, a few minutes after 12:00 p.m., upper school girls file into our STEAM Studio, many of them with lunches in hand. Most Fridays, with furniture pushed aside, the room fills to capacity; a tell tale sign that on this day, we will be discussing a topic near and dear to students' hearts...

This One Is For My Athlete Friends

Let me come right out and say it: I have never participated in organized sports. Honestly, from a genetic perspective, grace and coordination were not granted to me in abundant supply. Not that I am complaining; I am an able-bodied woman who enjoys long walks and short runs...

How To Get Strong Female Leaders in the Boardroom and Beyond

This post is an Op-Ed that was featured the Philadelphia Inquirer. It was co-authored by Dr. Wendy Hill, Head of School, and Mariandl Hufford, Assistant Head of School and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Girls...

Fail Gloriously, Lead Well*

One of the highlights of my year has been meeting with a group of upper school girls (recipients of the inaugural Moulton Grant) on fleshing out their idea for creating a middle school leadership program that is developmentally suited to this older age group...

Meet the Director

Mariandl Hufford
Assistant Head of School and Director of The Center for the Advancement of Girls

Mariandl is an experienced educator with dual master's degrees in Educational Leadership and in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania, a master's in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard University and a bachelors' from Bryn Mawr College. She is responsible for overseeing the academic programming for Agnes Irwin and the research, advocacy, and community engagement initiatives for The Center for the Advancement of Girls. Her student-centered, research-based focus inspires her work in creating programs and pedagogy that best serve girls. 

Meet The Center Team