Hockaday sent word yesterday that Headmistress Jeanne Whitman will step down effective June 2011. The board of trustees is busy forming a search committee, which will be headed by alumna Talley Dunn, who owns Dunn and Brown Contemporary and chairs the board’s finance committee.
“I love this job, especially the daily lessons and wisdom that I gain from our girls,” Whitman said. “I also know that this is the right time to plan for a transition. We have accomplished much together; I can’t wait to watch and, hopefully participate in, the next generation of the Hockaday legacy.”