Pembroke Hill Welcomes New Head of School Brad Shelley


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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Pembroke Hill School announces new head of school Brad Shelley beginning with the 2019-20 year. Pembroke Hill is an independent school serving approximately 1,200 students age 2 years through 12th grade from across the metropolitan area.

Brad began his responsibilities as head of school on July 1. He recently served as an associate headmaster at McDonogh School in Baltimore, Md., a school with over 1,400 students. Brad, a native of Oklahoma, has been a teacher, coach, adviser and administrator at four independent schools. Prior to joining McDonogh, Brad served at Holland Hall School in Tulsa, Okla.; Casady School, in Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Fort Worth Country Day School.

He holds a master’s degree in education with a concentration in educational studies, along with a graduate certificate in leadership in independent schools, from Johns Hopkins University. He also graduated from Trinity University with a degree in communications and a minor in business.

“My family and I are excited to join the Pembroke Hill and Kansas City communities,” Brad said. “Pembroke Hill’s core values of respect, compassion, scholarship, and integrity and the school’s motto, Freedom with Responsibility, really resonated with me. Pembroke Hill is a thriving school of exceptional students, faculty and staff. I am thrilled to lead PHS into the future
, as we work together in  fulfilling our mission to cultivate the best in each, for the benefit of all.”