Lynne Macziewski, Associate Head of School | Head of Middle School
Lynne Macziewski became the Head of Middle School in 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and secondary education and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from The University of St. Thomas (Saint Paul, Minnesota). She then obtained an M.Ed. in educational leadership from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) and holds a certificate in school management and leadership through a joint program from Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Business School.
Prior to assuming her role as Head of Middle School at GPS, Lynne was at the Blake School in Minneapolis for 15 years. There she taught middle school science and held roles as the Science Department Chair and the Middle School Assistant Director, where she redeveloped the middle school advisory program with a focus on building caring relationships and a strong school and family partnership. During her time at Blake, she was named the Juliet Nelson Distinguished Teacher of the Year.
While at GPS, Lynne has worked with her team of Middle School faculty to bring in a multitude of experiential learning opportunities for GPS girls, including grade level overnight retreats, class Winterim trips, additional academic coordinate events with McCallie, and interdisciplinary community engagement activities. These activities, along with a robust academic program, help to grow and establish a strong educational foundation in our girls as well as develop powerful relationships between girls and their teachers, which we know help girls become confident and successful learners.
In the spring of 2021, she was named Associate Head of School for the 2021-22 school year. In this role, she serves as an academic and cultural leader at GPS; engages meaningfully with students, faculty, staff, and parents; and supports the school’s commitment to developing and inspiring girls to lead lives of integrity and purpose.
During the 2019-20 school year, Lynne served as a Shine Bright mentor to two fourth grade girls at the Bright School. Shine Bright is a program for fourth and fifth-grade students that teaches and empowers kids to put empathy into action. Students are paired with a mentor from the school and given curriculum to identify their passions, who they want to help, and create an actionable plan with start-up money to give back to the nonprofit of their choice. Additionally, Lynne serves on the board of Chattanooga Symphony & Opera.
Lynne lives in Chattanooga with her husband, Nathan, daughter Grace (GPS Class of '25) and son Jack (McCallie Class of '27). In her spare time, she is an avid reader, loves the outdoors, enjoys cooking, and is a strategic game enthusiast.