Administration

Head of School

Ann Goewert, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.Sc., Evolution, Ecology & Organismal Biology, Iowa State University; B.Sc., Biology, Saint Louis University; Certificate of School Management and Leadership, in process, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education

Joined Mount Madonna School in 2020

Ann Goewert video screenshot
In Ann's words - A highlight video

“I am committed to safeguarding the legacy of excellence with which Mount Madonna was founded. I am committed to developing new opportunities to strengthen its academic program, enhance the student experience, and increase enrollment, diversity and equity on campus.

"I am drawn to MMS because it instills an unquenchable passion for learning. The school fosters curiosity in students, challenges them to dig deep and question ideas, and encourages intellectual risk-taking. The mission of great schools demand more than academic excellence; great schools are committed to developing compassionate individuals who strive to improve their communities and the world.”


Division Directors


Shannon Kelly ('92), B.A.


Director of Upper School, High School Faculty
B.A., Politics, Minor in History, University of California, Santa Cruz

Joined Mount Madonna School in 2008



Administrative Directors



Bob Caplan, B.S.


Dean of Students, Title IX Coordinator, Student Guidance, Middle/High Faculty
Teacher Certification, Metropolitan State College, Denver CO, B.S., Design, University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA, B.A., Liberal Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia PA

Joined Mount Madonna School in 2006



Leigh Ann Clifton, B.A.


Nicole Tervalon, Ph.D.


Director of Technology, High School Faculty
Ph.D., MIT, Cambridge, M.A. and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Woods Hole; M.A. (Joint Program), M.S., Oceanographic Engineering, MIT; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Joined Mount Madonna School in 2004


PK McDonald ('04), B.S.


High School Athletic Director, High School Faculty and Coach
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Joined Mount Madonna School in 2009

Mount Madonna School Graduate, Class of 2004


Rosy Segura, J.D.

Business Manager, Finance Committee Member

J.D., University of Social Sciences and Law, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Joined Mount Madonna School in 2021