Mrs. Melinda Tower

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Dean of Studies, History

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MA, American University
BA, Gettysburg College

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The daughter of a middle school English teacher and a college professor, Melinda has always had a fond appreciation for education. After earning her undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College and her graduate degree from American University, she wasn’t at all surprised to find herself drawn to a career in education.

Melinda had the unique opportunity early in her career to return to her alma mater, Wyoming Seminary (PA), and work both as a classroom teacher and as a member of the admission team.This reinforced her desire to serve the independent school community in a variety of roles. She went on to work at Annie Wright School in Washington and Lawrence Academy in Massachusetts.

Melinda has served in a variety of roles throughout her career, including Director of Admission, Director of Financial Aid, academic dean, history teacher, coach, advisor and dorm parent. Every role has taught her something new and continues to inspire her work. She has, perhaps, most deeply valued the relationships she built at the various institutions she has been lucky enough to serve.

Melinda and her family live in the Brinker House.