Letter from the Board of Trustees Chair 
 
I admit I get emotional when I think of how McLean School has improved the life of my daughter Caroline ’21. And I’m hardly alone in this! Many times in my conversations with other parents, I have seen the beginnings of tears in their eyes and heard the quaver in their voices as they describe what McLean School has done for their kids.
 
We are fond of saying that McLean School is “Transformative.” What do we mean by that? That word captures a feeling that many of our students have experienced at key points in their McLean School lives. For some, a typical day at their previous school was filled with boredom, embarrassment, or frustration. Yet, once at McLean School, they find themselves in a place where students are stimulated, engaged, and challenged – all in a safe and nurturing environment that brings out their best selves.
 
McLean School provides an ideal learning environment for a wide range of learners, from students with mild to moderate learning differences to traditional learners who benefit from small class sizes.
 
Many of our students and their parents have been delighted to discover that they are stronger learners than they had ever before imagined. The experience of going from “I don’t get it” (and its variants, such as “I hate math”) to looking forward to each school day is an extraordinary, life-changing relief.  
 
McLean School is a college-preparatory school that doesn’t hesitate to challenge its students.  We highly value creativity and intellectual curiosity. A key attribute that distinguishes McLean School is that each student is encouraged to become aware of and appreciate his or her own learning style. With that self-awareness, and having gained an ability to advocate for oneself, the student can optimize his or her education at McLean School and in college and beyond. In a school that has a deep sense of community, each student can approach learning with a sense of competence. That competence – and confidence – can only lead to a willingness to take risks and to stretch for higher and higher goals.
 
What ingredients does a school need to achieve all this? One key is to have a highly professional faculty made up of teachers who love teaching, who are committed to continually improving their professional skills, and who devote themselves to the well-being of every student. Another factor is having a strong and wise administration; we are grateful for the farsighted and caring leadership of our Head of School, Michael Saxenian, and his team.  An important ingredient, as well, is a body of parents who are supportive of their children, enthusiastic about the school, and willing to get involved. Last, but certainly not least, it’s important to have a student body that is filled with a diverse collection of bright, energetic students, eager to participate in a caring school community. McLean has all the ingredients of a great institution, and it shows every day here.
 
Our curriculum is state-of-the-art, challenging, and enriching. McLean has long been devoted to STEM education. You can’t help but notice this as you get to know the school – especially if you find yourself one morning surrounded by robots that are the products of our robotics and coding program. We have a wide range of offerings in honors and AP classes, as well as robust programs in physical education, visual arts, and music. In an era where one hears about countless schools cutting back in art and music offerings, McLean School is pleased to have resisted that tide. We also have a terrific menu of after-school activities such as interscholastic sports, drama, activities, and clubs.
 
Just about everything we do is captured by our slogan, “Transformative.” One example is our annual Cecily’s Advocacy Workshop, a day-long program in which leading experts on learning and development – nationally celebrated individuals as well as professionals from the local community – conduct a symposium highlighting new research and best practices in fostering growth for K-12 students. Named in memory of a McLean parent, Cecily Kodis Kaufman, this symposium has cemented McLean School as a leader in cutting-edge educational techniques.  
 
It’s all part of being the best school we can possibly be for students who benefit from small class sizes and individualized learning. The concept of mindfulness is embedded in the curriculum in the Lower, Middle, and Upper schools, and our Student & Community Wellness Program likewise incorporates mindfulness as part of an effort to empower our students to be motivated, engaged, healthy, and challenged. You may have heard about mindfulness programs in media reports about the nation’s top companies and institutions, but we like to say we were into mindfulness before it was cool.
 
Word has been getting out about how great McLean School is. Educational specialists all over the region know it, and Bethesda Magazine named us the “Best Private School for Grades 9-12.” But when I think about how well we are doing, I keep coming back to three indicators: the 45 graduates in the last two years who were admitted to leading colleges (Brandeis, Johns Hopkins, and Vassar, to name a few); the 87 percent of our parents who reported that their child’s self-esteem increased when they joined the school; and the faces of the happy, confident learners who I see whenever I visit the school.
 
We’re on a roll. McLean continues to be a thriving school with a clear sense of purpose.
 
Sincerely,
Stephen P. Anthony
Chair, Board of Trustees
 
 
 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

List of 19 items.

  • Stephen Anthony, Chair

    Steve Anthony’s daughter, Caroline, entered McLean School as a Middle School student in the fall of 2013.  Steve is a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm Covington & Burling LLP.  He is a trial lawyer who has represented clients in a wide variety of cases, ranging from white-collar criminal charges to patent infringement.  He is deputy chair of Covington’s global litigation practice.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1983 and his Juris Doctor from Columbia University in 1988. From 1991-96 he served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, and from 1996-2000 he was a trial attorney in the Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice. Steve and his family live in Washington, DC.
  • Beth Fowler, Vice Chair

    Beth is a Senior Client Partner at Korn/Ferry International, developing client relationships with associations, corporations and executing senior level government and public affairs searches on their behalf.  Prior to joining Korn/Ferry, Beth was finance director of the RNC under the George H.W. Bush administration and a presidential appointee with the Under Secretary for International Affairs, Department of the Treasury.  She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.  Beth joined the McLean School Board of Trustees in 2011 and is the mother of two McLean students – a daughter in the class of 2021 and a son in the class of 2023.
  • Robert Hostetler, Secretary


    Bob Hostetler’s son is Chance Hostetler, a student at McLean School. Bob is the Eastern Region Managing Partner at Tatum, the nation’s leading executive services firm. During his forty-year career, Bob has served as CFO, COO and/or President of multiple technology and service companies following a 20 year career in public accounting. Bob’s experience includes venture and private equity backed emerging-growth organizations in the technology and professional services industries. Bob holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (class of ’73) and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs. Bob, and his spouse, Dr. Rosemary McKaig reside with Chance in Potomac, Maryland.
  • Hurley Doddy, Treasurer

    Hurley Doddy is a Managing Director and Co-CEO of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP). With seven funds and over $2 billion under management, ECP is a leading private equity manager focused exclusively on Africa. ECP has six offices across Africa and over 15 years of investing experience in over 60 investments operating in over 45 countries on the continent. Hurley is responsible for providing overall leadership and strategy for the firm, including management of the investment staff. He serves on ECP’s Executive Committee and the funds’ investment committees.

    Prior to joining the ECP team in 2000, Hurley was an Executive Director at Sumitomo Finance International in London, creating arbitrage and convergence strategies. Hurley’s career in finance began at Salomon Brothers in 1984, lasting over 14 years with assignments in New York, Tokyo and Sao Paulo. In 1997, he was appointed a Managing Director of Salomon Brothers, responsible for managing all fixed income and equity risk positions for Salomon’s joint venture in Brazil.

    Hurley received a bachelor’s degree in economics with honors from Princeton University and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute. He is Chairman of the African Venture Capital Association (AVCA) and has served on the boards of a variety of Africa companies in finance, education, transportation and telecommunications. In addition, Hurley was on the board of National Child Research Center (NCRC), a leading preschool in Washington DC where he served as Treasurer. He served for eight years on the board of the Sidwell Friends School and was the Vice Chair of the Board and the Chair of the Finance Committee. Hurley lives in Washington DC with his wife ,Deborah Blackhurst Doddy, and two sons.
     
  • David Blair, Executive Board Member

     
    David T. Blair currently serves as the Executive Chairman of Accountable Health Solutions, Inc. Accountable Health Solutions is a diverse healthcare services company focused on building and acquiring technology-enabled solutions to improve quality, increase efficiency and reduce costs in the delivery of healthcare.
     
    Previously, Mr. Blair served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc., for fifteen years. Mr. Blair steered Catalyst from a small regional player with $5 million in annual revenues in 1999, to a Fortune 500 healthcare company with $6 billion in annualized revenues.  The Company was merged with SXC Health Solutions on July 2, 2012.
     
    Prior to joining Catalyst, Mr. Blair served in a financial role for United Payors and United Providers, where he contributed to the company’s initial public offering and several strategic acquisitions. Mr. Blair is also a frequent participant in panel discussions and on advisory boards and steering committees where he lends his entrepreneurial skills and expertise in healthcare to advance various initiatives.  Mr. Blair lives in Potomac, Maryland with his wife and six children.
     
  • Michelle Bosch

    Michelle and Steve Bosch’s son Ryan is an Upper School student at McLean, and has been at the school since 2010. Michelle is Vice President/General Manager of Enterprise Holdings, oversees all of the Greater Washington, D.C. operations for Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental.  Additionally she handles the Car Sales, Commercial Truck Rental, Enterprise Car Sharing and newly open Rideshare businesses.  Michelle graduated from California Polytechnic State University and began her career with Enterprise Rent-A-Car in 1989 as a Management Trainee and worked her way up to her current position.  She has served on a variety of boards, most recently the Washington Regional Alcohol Program, and the Greater Washington Sports Alliance. Steve is President of Bosch Technical Services specializing in software development for the banking industry.
     
    “McLean’s philosophy of teaching to how the child learns is what sets McLean apart. To help open the doors wider to our community so that others understand what a gift it is to have a school like ours serving children in the Greater Washington Dc area, is why I am excited to join the board.”
     
  • Patrice King Brickman

    Patrice King Brickman
    Patrice Brickman is the founder and managing director of Inspire Capital, LLC a venture capital firm that focuses on transitioning not for profit entities into sustainable business models with social impact.  Patrice has served on several non-profit boards both locally and nationally.  While her primary passion has been centered on poverty and homelessness, as she has worked most intimately with that population, she has also been involved with the arts and education. She currently serves on the boards of CharityWorks, Ascend at the Aspen Institute, Wolf Trap, Upward Bound Foundation, Lever Fund and McLean School, where she chairs the Development Committee and is leading a capital campaign.  She is an investor in Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP) and has served on the boards of the National Center for Children and Families, the Washington Area Women’s Foundation, Imagination Stage, and the Upward Bound Foundation.  
    Patrice lives in Potomac, Maryland with her husband, Scott, and their four children:  Anna, Leah, Kenna, and Lane. 
     
  • Karim El-Hibri

    Karim El-Hibri is the President of East West Resources Corporation (EWR), a private investment and business development firm focused on life sciences and emerging technologies located in Potomac, Maryland. As President, he oversees a staff of 10 and manages over $30 Million in assets. During his tenure at EWR, he has doubled the active investment portfolio for the firm and expanded the pipeline for new opportunities. 
    He is also a founding Board Member and Strategic Advisor to the President of the El-Hibri Foundation, whose mission “supports building an inclusive America by advancing peace and respect for diversity inspired by the universally shared values of Islam.”  Mr. El-Hibri represents the next generation of leadership at the Foundation by offering strategic oversight and grant funding expertise. In addition, he serves as a board member for The Oslo Center US Foundation and the Center for Peacebuilding International. He is the father of two young children and the son of longtime McLean parents, Fuad and Nancy El-Hibri. He is also a former alumnus of the Class of 1998 at McLean School.
  • Sally Anne Epstein

    Sally Anne grew up in Washington, DC and graduated from Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts with a BFA. She spent time as an Assistant Curator in Washington, DC before moving to Memphis, TN. There she spent 9 years doing residential land development, helping design and oversee both single and multi-family developments. While in Memphis, Sally Anne spent 6 years as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Dixon Gallery and Gardens museum. She also met her husband Joe Pat Junkin there, and after marrying, they moved to Three Forks, MT where they spent 11 years on a ranch raising their children, Olivia and Grayson.

    In 2008, the family moved back to the DC area and in 2011 Grayson entered McLean. To show her gratitude for what McLean has done for and meant to Grayson, she has been a very involved member of the Parents Association, volunteering in the library, helping with Pizza Lunch, Cecily’s Advocacy Workshop, Fall Festival, Celebration Auction, and this year served as Hospitality Co-Chair.

    Sally Anne has also served on the Board of EFO Capital Management and for many years has served as a member of the Board of Regents of Mercersburg Academy of which she is an Alumna. During her time on Mercersburg’s Board, she has been involved in designing and renovating many buildings on campus, helping to grow the endowment, as well as being very involved in their, just completed, $300 million capital campaign.
  • Lynn Friedman

    Lynn Friedman, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, practicing in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Lynn works with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Since 1989, she has provided organizational consultation to independent school heads, board chairs, and faculty. These collaborations help to foster healthy school environments, strengthen trustee and head relations, navigate changes in the school culture, develop a sense of community, partner with parents and promote resilience. Lynn has written and presented extensively on these topics for professional and lay audiences, including the National Association of Independent Schools and other education-related associations, The Washington Post and the Washington Business Journal. Lynn has been an educator for more than three decades, teaching at Carnegie Mellon and Johns Hopkins Universities. She is deeply committed to education at all levels. She was recognized as Teacher of the Year at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, where she is a Supervising Analyst. She is delighted to serve on the McLean School Board.
  • Jennifer Jedrlinic, Parents Association President

    Jennifer Major Jedrlinic was raised in the Baltimore-Washington DC area and graduated with honors from the University of MD, College Park with a BA in English and Phi Beta Kappa. At College Park Jennifer met her husband David Jedrlinic further strengthening her ties to the Maryland area. She pursued a career in Executive Recruiting which later transitioned to HR Advertising. By age 24 she was promoted to Division Manager for a branch of McCann. Later she helped David co-found his technology company Knowledge Systems LLC, which David still actively runs today.

    As a mother to her two young daughters, Tori '24 and Lizzie '27, students at McLean, Jennifer volunteers regularly at McLean in order to support an institution which has re-established a love of learning, confidence and accomplishment for Tori. Jennifer has Co-Chaired McLean’s annual Celebration/Auction for the past three years beginning with Tori’s first year at McLean and this year also served as VP of Special Programs on the PA Executive Board. She has also supported and assisted with most events including Fall Festival, Cecily’s Day, Pizza Lunches, Admission Events, Staff Appreciation Events, Class Events and whenever fellow PA Executive Board members ask for support such as assembling Holiday Gifts to collating brochures for any event to stuffing BottleMania for Fall Festival. She is energized by the relationships she has developed within McLean’s community and the vibrant PA working together to support the common unifying goals of McLean and its remarkable students.
     
  • Elizabeth Johnson

    Elizabeth is CEO of SimpsonScarborough and a nationally recognized expert in the use of research to drive higher education marketing and branding efforts. With more than 20 years of experience developing and conducting market research studies, she is an industry leader in providing strategic marketing, recruiting, and fundraising solutions to colleges and universities. Her areas of specialty are market research and brand strategy. Elizabeth is an expert in survey instrument design, sampling plan development, data analysis, and the compilation and presentation of marketing intelligence. Elizabeth chaired the American Marketing Association’s Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education from 2007 to 2011. She has presented more than 300 workshops and papers on marketing and research at a veritable alphabet soup of higher education-related conferences and symposia. Her clients include institutions such as UC Berkeley, Northwestern University, University of Virginia, Auburn University, Purdue University, Michigan State, Miami University of Ohio, Ithaca College, Mount Holyoke College, American University, and University of Rochester.  Elizabeth earned her B.S. in mathematics at James Madison University and her M.B.A. with a concentration in marketing at Fordham University. On her reasons for joining the board, Elizabeth said, “My teenage son Griffin has struggled with learning issues. I’m excited to apply my professional skills to help the McLean School expand its transformative work to support students who learn differently.”
  • Robert Onsi

    Bob and Ellison Onsi’s daughter Catherine is a student and has been at McLean since 2008. During this time, they have seen Catherine grow and blossom, both academically and socially. Catherine has made the Honor Roll, is very active in drama and has participated in sports. Bob is Senior Vice President for Product Development at Discovery Education, responsible for developing digital media streaming services and digital textbooks used by over 50,000 K-12 schools across the country. He earned his BS from the University of Richmond in 1993 and his MBA from Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia in 1998. Ellison is a CPA and a graduate of Virginia Tech. Bob and Ellison were the Co-Chairs of the McLean Annual Fund and are very humbled by this opportunity to continue to serve the McLean School community. 
  • Michael Saxenian, Head of School

    Michael Saxenian is the sixth Head of McLean School, an independent, co-educational, K-12 day school serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area. McLean has for sixty years been helping students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes, differentiated instruction, and individualized program enhancement.
     
    Mike also serves as the Treasurer of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and serves on the Executive Committee of the NAIS Board, as well as on the Board of the National Business Officers Association (NBOA).
     
    He holds an MBA, an MA in Development Economics and a BA in International Relations, all from Stanford University.
     
    Prior to joining McLean, Mike served for 12 years as Assistant Head of School and Chief Financial Officer at Sidwell Friends School, a PK-12 co-educational Quaker school with 1120 students in Washington, DC and Bethesda, Maryland. Mike led the master planning, design, zoning, financing and construction of the School’s campus-wide renovations, which included a middle school building that earned the first LEED Platinum rating for a K-12 school, as well a number of other LEED certified buildings and landscapes. Mike also designed and taught the senior elective, Global Perspectives on Economics, and helped the school triple its net assets from $40 million to $120 million.  
     
    Mike joined Sidwell Friends School from Discovery Communications, where he served as Vice President and General Manager of Discovery Travel Online.  Prior to that he served as Vice President of Conservation Enterprise for Conservation International, and helped start and operate businesses in the fields of education and appropriate technology. He authored the Appropriate Technology Sourcebook, an 800-page resource guide to technologies for rural development with 50,000 copies in print.  
  • Nick Serenyi

    Nick, a Certified Financial Planner, began his career at Morgan Stanley and its predecessors in 1995.  He is one of less than 200 advisors in the firm specially trained as a Family Wealth Director.  He graduated from Harvard University with honors in 1991. Nick was commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy and is now a retired commander in the Naval Reserves.  In addition to his position as the Chairman of the Board of Asbury Atlantic (a multi-state continuing care facility), he is a Trustee of the McLean School as well as a past Trustee of the Seneca Academy and a past Chairman of the Finance Council at the St. Rose of Lima Church. He is very involved in the Gaithersburg community where he interviews prospective students for the Harvard University Schools Committee, and is an active member of the Montgomery County Road Runners Club (having run nine marathons). Nick lives in Potomac with his wife and three children.                                                His daughter is in the Class of 2019 at McLean.
  • Valaida L. Wise

     
    Dr. Valaida Wise (Val) is currently the Head of School at the National Child Research Center in Washington DC. An educator for almost 20 years, Val received a bachelor’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Syracuse University, a master’s degree in Teaching from Trinity College, Washington DC. and holds a doctorate in Education from George Washington University.

    A recent Brava Award Winner, Val has lectured nationally and internationally, on the topic of early childhood education. She has presented at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) National Conference, Zero to Three Conference and others. Val has written several articles on early childhood education and educational leadership in early childhood. She is also an adjunct professor in the school of education at Johns Hopkins University and currently serves on an array of nonprofit boards. 
  • Mei Xu

     
    Mei Xu is a Chinese American entrepreneur, woman business leader, and the founder and CEO of Chesapeake Bay Candle and the Creator and CEO of Blissliving Home.
     
    Established in 1994, Chesapeake Bay Candle is a leading, global manufacturer and marketer of decorative candles and home fragrance technologies sold through major U.S. retailers including Target, Kohl’s, and TJX Companies.  Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Chesapeake Bay Candle has five global locations and employs more than 1,500 people worldwide. In June 2011, the company opened its first U.S. factory in Glen Burnie, Maryland, where it currently employs more than 100 workers. Blissliving Home is a premium lifestyle brand for high quality, globally inspired home textiles, linens, and paints sold through upscale department stores including Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus that was founded in 2007 and transitioned into a licensing business in 2014.
     
    Xu has an inspirational personal story and journey to entrepreneurship. Born in Hangzhou, China in 1967, Xu came of age during China’s transformation to a more open, market-oriented economy following Chairman Mao’s death. At age 12, she was selected to attend a language immersion boarding schools set up by the Chinese Government to train diplomats for Foreign Service. She continued her education at Beijing Foreign Studies, but her goal of entering the diplomatic corps was never realized, as she, like all college graduates of 1989, the year of the Tiananmen Square Uprising, was sent to a work assignment in the countryside to disperse students and prevent future, large gatherings and protests in China’s major cities. Frustrated, Xu took a bold and defiant step and quit after one year, eventually receiving a visa to the U.S. for graduate studies at the University of Maryland College Park. After completing her master’s degree, Xu moved to New York to work for a high-tech, medical company that exported equipment to China. Her “aha moment” happens as she is shopping one day in Bloomingdales and notices the abundance of sophisticated, contemporary ready-to-wear apparel compared to the scarcity of modern, home décor offerings. Xu quit her job and returned to Annapolis, and began her candle-making venture, using Campbell’s soup cans as molds. Her lucky mistake was forgetting to add a key ingredient to create the “normal” satin wax candle finish, but this omission lead to Xu’s breakthrough and signature design – a unique, mottled texture.
     
     
     
    Xu’s entrepreneurial success story has been reported on by major news organizations, including the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, CNBC and MSNBC. Read more at:
     
    She is frequently invited to speak at universities including the Wharton Business School, the Robert S. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, Tsinghua University in Beijing, and by business groups and government agencies. In 2012, she was invited by the White House to participate in the “Insourcing American Jobs” forum hosted by President Obama. Xu’s presentation topics and areas of expertise include: women’s business leadership, entrepreneurship, Made in America/re-shoring initiatives, minority-owned businesses, consumer lifestyle trends, the importance of a global education, and business development in China. 
     
    Xu’s business achievements have repeatedly been recognized by prominent organizations. She has been honored by, amongst others, the World Trade Center Institute with the Maryland International Business Leadership Award; the Asian American Chamber of Commerce with the Business Leader of the Year Award; the Asian Women in Business Organization with the Entrepreneurial Leadership Award; and the University of Maryland with the Philip Merrill College of Journalism Distinguished Alumnus Award.  Xu was also inducted into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame by Enterprising Women magazine.
     
    Xu serves on the boards of many organizations and is active in the community. She is a member of the Committee of 200 (C200), an invitation-only organization of the world’s most successful women entrepreneurs and corporate innovators. She is a board member of the World Affairs Council; a Fellow at the Aspen Institute; a member of the U.S. China Business Council; and a member of Vital Voices Global partnership to identify, train, and empower women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe.
     
    Xu resides in Bethesda, Maryland. 
  • Marci Young


    Marci Young is Chief Operating Officer of Flamboyan Foundation, an education organization with offices in Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, where she oversees the strategy, program, and operations of the foundation's work.
     
    Marci has more than 20 years of experience as an education, non-profit, and advocacy leader at the local, state, and national levels. She grew up in Washington, DC and Montgomery County, Maryland, and began her career as a kindergarten teacher at a local elementary school. Marci brought her passion for working with young children to become a national advocate for early childhood and education issues. She has held several leadership positions in the nonprofit field including serving as a Partner at Venture Philanthropy Partners, a philanthropic organization that invests in improving the lives of children and youth in the National Capital Region, and a Vice President at United Way Worldwide where she led efforts to scale education, income and health impact strategies for the global United Way network.
     
    Marci earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University and a master’s degree in early childhood education with a specialization in policy and administration from the University of Pennsylvania. She has served on numerous local and national boards. Marci and her husband, Duane, live in Bethesda with their pre-teen and teenage sons, Drew and Cameron.
  • Anne Albright, Honorary

    Anne was appointed in 2012 as Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court. Formerly, she was an assistant public defender in Montgomery County as well as partner in a small law firm. She graduated from National Cathedral School (Washington, DC), Dartmouth College and received her law degree from Georgetown University. She has been on the Board of Visitors for the William Jewett Tucker Foundation, and the Board of Trustees for Dartmouth College; Alicia Patterson Foundation; Maryland Bar Foundation, including service as its Secretary/Treasurer; and McLean School. Her son, Jack, was the Valedictorian of the McLean Class of 2014 and is attending Catholic University.

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