The Institute for Leadership & Purpose

Institute for Leadership & Purpose Mission

The Institute for Leadership & Purpose at Calvert School recognizes each community member is capable of leadership. We believe a culture of leadership fosters an environment of self-discovery, compassion, and ethical decision-making that inspires a sense of purpose. By emphasizing the quality of leadership and de-emphasizing the individual leader, we maintain that leadership can be learned through purposeful modeling by all members of a community. The Institute seeks to develop confident, responsible, globally aware, and independent thinkers who are empowered to share their voice.

Vision & Goals:

The vision of the Institute for Leadership & Purpose at Calvert School is to create synergy within existing school programs, build upon a learning community of dedicated students, faculty, and staff, and to establish a mission-driven initiative that reinforces a positive and growth-oriented school culture.  The Institute will enhance student programming and professional growth, and increase outreach with parents, alumni, community partners, and national organizations. The ultimate goal of the Institute is to become a pioneer in leadership and purpose programming for elementary and middle school students.
“We hope each of our students grows to be a Whole Person with a Whole Heart”

Leadership Team:

Jay Parker, Director of the Institute for Leadership & Purpose

ILP Team
Sarah Crowley, Director of Academic Affairs
Terri Merwin, MS Counselor (Identity & Values)
Beth Nichols, LS Counselor (Identity & Values)
Sandry Sachar, Global Outreach Director (Global Perspectives)
Timika Baxter Tyson, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Global Perspectives)
Justine Forrester, 8th Age Teacher (Public Outreach)
Angel Menefee, 6th Grade Dean (Public Outreach)
Joe Ali, MS French Teacher (Community Engagement)
Sean Donmoyer, LS Spanish (Community Engagement)
Kelly McCormick Whitman ‘00, Dean of Early Elementary (Community Engagement)

Recent Leadership News:

Jay Parker, Director of the Institute for Leadership & Purpose

We have reached a culture of leadership when students inspire other students, a trend that is powerfully emerging at Calvert.
Calvert School is a coed independent lower and middle school.