Christ Church Greenwich to Host Free Talk on Raising Children of Outstanding Character

Christ Church Greenwich invites you to a free talk on Sunday, November 20 at 11:15am. The program, Learning & Leading: Raising Children of Outstanding Character, will feature Molly King, Head of School at Greenwich Academy and Adam Rohdie, Head of School, Greenwich Country Day School.

Attend the talk either in person at Christ Church Greenwich Parish Hall, 254 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich or via livestream

Join this exclusive conversation with two leaders in children’s education, Adam Rohdie, Head of School at Greenwich Country Day School, and Molly King, Head of School at Greenwich Academy.

These two extraordinary leaders in children’s education have much to offer parents and grandparents who are striving to raise healthy, balanced, successful children in these unprecedented times.

Molly King has led numerous transformative programmatic advancements and campus development projects. Under her leadership, GA’s STEM program has become a national model. She has overseen the development of one of the region’s first pre-K to 12 maker education programs. Molly also facilitated the launch of GA’s Center for Public Purpose, developed to introduce students to careers in public service, and GA’s founding participation in the School Participatory Action Research Collaborative, or SPARC, a project of the University of Pennsylvania. Her commitment to women’s leadership and career opportunity prompted her to launch the Career Resource Center, serving GA’s student and alumnae communities.

Molly received a BA in American history from Bowdoin College and an EdM in administration, planning, and social policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Prior to joining Greenwich Academy, Molly spent seven years as the director of admission for St. Mark’s School in Southborough, MA, and five years at Fay School. Earlier in her professional career she taught and coached at Taft School and Greenwich Country Day School, and at the International School of Brussels.

From 2012 to 2015, Molly served as board chair for SPARC and continues to serve as a trustee. She also served on the executive steering committee and as an instructor for the University of Pennsylvania’s Day School Teaching Residency. In 2016, Molly was elected as a regent for the Cum Laude Society and is now board chair. From 2006 to 2009 she was a board member for the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools. She is also a member of the Fairchester Heads Association and served as its president in 2008. Molly has chaired several reaccreditation committees on behalf of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges including those for Milton Academy, the Rivers School, the Lincoln School, and Moses Brown School. She has served on the Alumni Council at Bowdoin College, as a longstanding alumni interviewer, and on the oversight committee celebrating 50 years of women at Bowdoin College. Currently, she is a member of The Bowdoin Women’s Advisory Group.

In addition to being the Head of School, Adam Rohdie teaches one section of 8th grade American History and he coaches one of the boys basketball teams. Adam started his career as a teacher and a coach at the Pingry School in Martinsville, NJ.  During his 16-year tenure there while teaching and coaching Adam served in a myriad of roles including: Dean of Students, Head of the Middle School, Head of the High School and Assistant Headmaster. 

Adam is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT and received his master’s degree from Stanford University in Palo Alto.

Over the past 18 years while working in Connecticut, Adam has served as the President of the Fairchester Heads Association, a member of the Board of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, member of the Board of Trustees of Ms. Porter’s School in Farmington, CT and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Link Community School in Newark, NJ.  

Adam and his wife Alisa have two children, Cal 19 years old, a GCDS Alum and Zach 15 years old and currently a student at GCDS.  

Questions? Bobbi Eggers [email protected]

Christ Church is a lively community of faith composed of people with diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and spiritual journeys, bound together by God’s love for all people everywhere and united in the common mission to seek and serve God in all persons. They fulfill this work through the dedicated ministries of over 300 volunteers annually, who serve on more than 40 commissions, committees, guilds and task forces. In addition, the church hosts and supports more than 20 community meetings per week including 12-step programs, choral and music groups, neighborhood groups, and children’s programs. The Christ Church Preschool is a regional leader in early education, and our bookstore, Dogwood Gifts and Books, is a thriving resource of both faith-based and secular books. Their 40-year partnership with Neighbor to Neighbor allows them to serve those in Greenwich who are in need of food.

The Mission of Christ Church Greenwich is to be a vibrant Episcopal community proclaiming God’s love for every human being, no exceptions. Following Jesus’ teachings is their compass for personal growth, community outreach and harmonious living. Its vision is to seek and serve God in all people through inspiration from the Bible, worship, community outreach, music, and art in their sacred, historic home.