- Hall of Excellence
Lila graduated from Vassar and was among the first women to study at Yale. She earned her master’s degree in education at Goucher College and studied business administration at Johns Hopkins University. Lila worked for 15 years at the Bryn Mawr School in many roles before her first headship at St. Paul’s School for Girls, a role she held for over a decade. In 1995, she became the first female Head of School at Princeton Day, returning in 2007 as Interim Head. She held this critical interim position at a variety of schools before serving as Interim Head of School for Garrison Forest School for 2017-18. During that year, Lila advanced several projects, including the launch of the new dorm. Lila has since served as Interim Head at Marin Country Day School, University Prep and St. Catherine’s School. A former columnist for Family Magazine, Lila has written extensively in national publications and professional journals, and she authored a Peterson’s Guide. Lila served as President of the Board of the Association of Independent Maryland Schools and as Vice President of the National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls. Lila joined the Garrison Forest Board of Trustees in 1996, serving as President from 2005 to 2011 and returned to the Board in 2019. In 2012, Lila was honored with the school’s Distinguished Alumna Award.