Karyn Wynn brings nearly two decades of experience as an educator and leader at national, international, Catholic, secular, IB and standards-based schools.
Karyn Wynn, a Bay Area native who has been an educator and leader for nearly two decades at a wide range of institutions, including national, international, Catholic, secular, IB and standards-based schools, has been named Convent & Stuart Hall’s next Lower Form Dean. President Ann Marie Krejcarek issued a statement in Thursday Notes on April 23 introducing Karyn to the parent community.
When Alexa Johnson was appointed as the next Head of Convent Elementary in early March, a vacancy opened up for a Lower Form Dean. Karyn, who was part of a pool of highly qualified candidates for the Division Head position, received exceptionally strong feedback throughout the entire process. Through an additional round of meetings with Karyn, it became clear to Dr. Krejcarek and the search committee that she would be an excellent match for the dean role, which is responsible for the K–3 program of both elementary divisions.
After many years as a classroom teacher, Karyn began her administrative career at Marymount International School in Rome. She then held the role of Lower School Principal at the International School of Helsinki in Finland. She made her homecoming with her young family in 2015 and served at Woodland School in Portola Valley as the Assistant Head of School. She holds a Masters in Education from Mercy College in New York and a Masters in Educational Leadership and Organization from the University of San Francisco.
Karyn and her husband, Remus, live in Presidio Heights with their two young daughters, Anna and Cara. When asked about her new role, Karyn said, “I was dazzled by the school’s caring and committed faculty and Dr. Krejcarek’s dynamic vision. After meeting students and parents, I knew that Convent & Stuart Hall was a school that matched my own joy for learning and held the same passion to empower students to meet their potential. I feel truly blessed to be a part of this heartful community.”