Head of School


Paul A. Burke is Nightingale's seventh head of school. An American history teacher for more than a decade, Mr. Burke began his career in 1996 as a college counselor at the Salisbury School in Connecticut. In 2000, he joined the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, where he was college advisor for three years before becoming a dean of students. He joined the faculty of the Nightingale-Bamford School in 2008 as head of Upper School; he became head of school on July 1, 2012.

A 1996 graduate of Williams College, he earned a Masters degree in Educational Administration from Columbia University Teachers College, where he was inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi honor society. Mr. Burke is married to Christine Rowe Burke, a senior marketing executive; they have three young children.

Head of School's Office
Liz Nagel
Assistant to the Head of School and Trustees
(212) 933-6519


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