David M. Lowry
Dr. David Lowry received his BA from Haverford College, and his MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Columbia University. He served as a consulting psychologist to independent schools in New York City and as the Head of the Lower School at Friends Seminary. Subsequently, Dr. Lowry headed four schools: Brookside/Cranbrook, MI, The Lexington School, KY, St. Edmund’s Academy, PA, and he recently retired after his twelfth year as Head of School at the Elisabeth Morrow School, NJ.
Dr. Lowry has served as the vice-chair of the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), member of the Advisory Board of the Educational Records Bureau (ERB), and as a faculty member in the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Advanced Administrative Seminar. Additionally, he has made numerous presentations at the Annual Conferences for the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools’ (NJAIS) annual Trustee Enrichment Day. David directed the ISACS Beginning Teacher Institute for four years.
Dr. Lowry’s association board work includes ISAACS, PAPAS and NJAIS where he has led presidential searches, accreditation commissions, and the board itself. Dr. Lowry has chaired many school accreditation visits. He has written numerous columns on parenting and school life, several of which have been published in popular magazines. He currently serves on the board of trustees of two independent schools. Dr. Lowry is married and has a grown son and daughter. He is currently a member of the NJAIS “Encore Series” of retired Heads.