Timothy Cottrell, head of The Harley School in Rochester, N.Y., has been chosen to replace longtime ‘Iolani School head Val Iwashita, who will retire in June.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Cottrell to the Iolani family,” said Jenai S. Wall, chairwoman of ‘Iolani’s Board of Governors. “An inspiring and visionary leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, Tim believes that schools define themselves not only by academic excellence, but also by the works of good they foster in the world.”
In his nearly six-year tenure at Harley, Cottrell has boosted enrollment to record levels, with 526 students in preschool through 12th grade, strengthened academics, and doubled the school’s commitment to financial aid, according its website. Under his leadership, Harley has won awards for its green practices and landed a grant to establish a Center for Mindfulness and Empathy Education.
“The honor to lead ‘Iolani, one of the top schools in the world, and become part of the remarkable faculty, staff, parent and alumni communities, is the greatest opportunity of my career,” Cottrell said.