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Eliza McLaren

Barnard College, Columbia University - B.A.
Teachers College at Columbia University - M.A.
Klingenstein Center of Teachers College, Columbia University - Masters of Education

Ms. Eliza McLaren joins the Indian Creek community in July 2020 as Associate Head of School. Ms. McLaren came to ICS from Rye Country Day School (RCDS), in Rye, New York, where she served as Director of Strategic Initiatives and Marketing and the Director of the Institute for Innovative Teaching and Learning.  Ms. McLaren founded and served as Director of the RCDS Institute for Innovative Teaching and Learning, which encourages and empowers teachers to lead, collaborate, and innovate. In addition to her work at RCDS, Ms. McLaren has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the Klingenstein Center, Teachers College at Columbia University, in New York, NY. 

A graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, Ms. McLaren also earned her Master of Arts in the Teaching of Social Studies from Teachers College at Columbia. She also holds a Master of Education degree in Independent School Leadership from the Klingenstein Center, Teachers College. She has presented at national education conferences, most recently including a session on “An Innovation Incubator Empowering Teachers to Lead Strategic Initiatives” at this year’s National Association of Independent Schools annual conference. Outside of school, Ms. McLaren served on the Board of Directors for both the Rye Nature Center and the Maryland Book Bank.

Eliza is thrilled to be a part the ICS community, sharing, “When I look at Indian Creek School, I can tell it is a place in which engaged and passionate students and teachers thrive.” 
Indian Creek school is a co-educational, college preparatory independent school, located in Crownsville, Maryland.  Students in Pre-K3 through grade 12 receive a vibrant educational experience based on excellent academics steeped in strong student-teacher connections.