Carl Pelofsky

Carl brings more than 20 years of independent school leadership to this role, and joined The College School as Head of School in 2018. From creating student-centered initiatives to supporting faculty in professional development efforts, Carl has a deep understanding of both the classroom environment and the administrative aspects of leading a successful school.

Carl earned his BA in Anthropology from Harvard University, MA from the University of Missouri-KC, and his Ed. Specialist degree from the University of Missouri. Throughout his career, Carl has helped lead independent and public schools, small and large; his experience has been both broad and deep.

Prior to The College School, Carl served six years as Head of School at Greenhills School. During his tenure, the school saw profound growth in annual giving, doubling parent participation and increasing alumni giving by twenty fold. He helped procure capital gifts that led to significant campus renovations. Prior to Greenhills School, Carl served as Principal at Lincoln Prep School and Assistant Dean and Academic Head at Pembroke School, both in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to his official roles, Carl has also served as Treasurer and Board Member of the Association of Independent Michigan Schools and as a Board Member at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance.

Carl is a native Missourian, having grown up in the Kansas City area. He has two adult sons, Justin and Ben. He is joined in St. Louis by his partner, Chelsea Moryc.

Position: Head of School