York Country Day School Names Christine Heine as Head of School

York Country Day School has named Christine Heine as Head of School, effective July 1.

“We are so excited that Christine will join us,” said York College President Pamela Gunter-Smith. York Country Day School is an affiliate of the College. “Everyone involved in the search process found her to be a talented, forward-thinking educator who is passionate about schools and, importantly, students. Christine is the right person to lead York Country Day School into the future.”

Heine joins York Country Day from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH) in Philadelphia, where she is the Assistant Head of School and Upper School Head. During her nine-year tenure, she has been responsible for the merger of the upper schools, curriculum development, faculty oversight, and the development of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Before leading SCH in the role as Assistant Head of School and Upper School Head, she was the Director of College Counseling. Prior to working at SCH, Heine served as the Assistant Director of College Counseling and English teacher at the Ranney School in Tinton Falls, N.J.

Heine earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in English at Long Island University. In 2001, she earned a Doctor of Education degree from Teachers College at Columbia University. She is married to Paul Heine, a math teacher, and mother to five children: Jillian, 21, Victoria, 19, Olivia, 17, Everitt, 7 and Teddy, 4.

"I am honored to join the York Country Day School community and thrilled with the opportunity to lead and serve such a wonderful school," said Heine.