I strongly believe the most authentic way to measure any school's success is by its graduates.
Jesse N. Dougherty, Ed.D.
Head of School
I am honored and excited to begin my 20th year in education at The Green Vale School.
Associate Head of School
Young children learn best when they are actively engaged, socially integrated and able to build purposeful connections to their everyday world through exploration.
Director of Early Childhood
Assistant Head of School & Director of Lower School
Linda Gardiner has devoted her entire career to Green Vale. She has served as Lower School Director since 1997. In 2005 she was also appointed Assistant Head of School. Earlier, she fulfilled other teaching and administrative positions including fourth grade teacher, Director of Enrichment for accelerated students, Director of Admissions and Associate Director of Development. She is a member of the Board at Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club, a member of the Matinecock Zoning Board of Appeals, and a member of the Alumni Board of NYC for the Woodberry Forest School. She and her husband, John, live in Locust Valley and have three sons, all Green Vale graduates.
Director of Upper School