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Louisa Childs: Head of School

Louisa Childs, Head of School for Dwight Global, and General Counsel for The Dwight Schools, brings to Dwight a passion for online education and its potential for connecting students and teachers from around the world.   

In her over ten years at Dwight, Ms. Childs has worked to ensure that Dwight embodies its mission of igniting the spark of genius in every child and its three pillars of Personalized Learning, Community, and Global Vision, leading to Dwight Global being named as the second best online school in the United States by Newsweek. Ms. Childs has served as a board member at four charter schools in the South Bronx neighborhood of New York City, and has worked as a Computer Science teacher and program leader. As General Counsel for The Dwight Schools, Ms. Childs has been instrumental in establishing innovative Dwight School programs worldwide.  

Before returning to her passion for education, Ms. Childs worked as an attorney at the international law firm King & Spalding, leading teams under current Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher A. Wray. Ms. Childs also served as a Judicial Law Clerk for The Honorable Stanley F. Birch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Ms. Childs is a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, where she studied history and computer science, and New York University School of Law. At NYU, she was the Executive Editor of the Journal of International Law and Politics. She was awarded the Edward Weinfeld Graduation Prize for legal scholarship, and also was named a Robert McKay Scholar.