Dr. Jacqueline Smethurst (M.Ed. 1972, Ed.D. 1984) has been appointed Interim Head of the Pegasus School, Huntington Beach, CA. After a thorough and nation-wide search, Dr. Smethurst received unanimous support from both the search committee and board of trustees. She holds both bachelors and masters degrees in English from Oxford University and a doctorate in Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Education. She began her career in education at UMass Amherst where she served as a teacher and administrator. She went on to serve as the head of school at Northfield Mount Hermon School for 10 years. In 1998, she began a successful consulting career helping more than twenty schools nationwide on matters of governance, curriculum and strategic planning. She served as the Interim Head of Sage Hill School for 18 months in 2006 following the retirement of their founding head. She has also guided several school founders to the successful establishment of innovative schools in California.