CFS Board Appoints Tiffany Scott as Interim Head of School

April 10, 2024

The Church Farm School Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Tiffany Scott, M.Ed., as the Interim Head of School, effective July 1, 2024. The Board considered several qualified candidates both internally and externally. Tiffany stood out for her leadership record and demonstrated impact as Director of College Guidance and Strategic Initiatives.      
Tiffany’s impactful and long tenure as a CFS school administrator, her completion of the competitive National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads Program and her respect both inside and outside of the CFS community as a thought leader on issues that relate to boys boarding and independent school education make her a natural fit for the Interim Head of School position. 

Tiffany has been a rising star on the CFS administrative leadership team since becoming its college guidance head in June 2014—putting scholars on a path to achievable collegiate success. Under Tiffany’s guidance, 100 percent of seniors have been accepted to and attended their “best fit” four-year colleges, including Ivy League and other top-tier schools. Moreover, Tiffany helped to raise the average scholarship and grant award per class to more than $3,000,000—including 10 QuestBridge Scholars and one Gates Scholar. 
Among the numerous achievements in her time at CFS, Tiffany forged new partnerships in college admissions—tripling the number of college representatives who now visit CFS’s campus—and launching the school’s first Alumni Success Program, an initiative so successful that it was awarded a grant by The Oprah Winfrey Foundation to continue supporting 100 percent of CFS graduates. Tiffany’s record of success and her clear understanding of our student culture led to her appointment as Co-Chair of both the Strategic Plan 2020-2025 and the Middle States Accreditation committees. 

Tiffany’s appointment as Interim Head of School is an exciting and historic moment for CFS. She will be the first woman and person of color to lead the school in its 106-year history and will continue advancing the unique mission that was started by the Shreiner family three generations ago. “I am really excited to take on this role,” Tiffany said. “It is an honor and a privilege to serve the young men and adults of this community.” “Tiffany is a highly qualified, motivated, energetic, passionate and charismatic leader who is well positioned to lead CFS during this transition period,” said Matthew Burns, Chair of the CFS Board of Directors.

A native of Queens, New York, Tiffany holds a BA from Syracuse University and an M.Ed. from the University of Delaware. Tiffany previously worked in the college admissions office at the University of Delaware, helping recruit and onboard students of color. She later joined the McNair Scholars Program, where she helped underserved students gain access to graduate programs, helping co-write a grant that raised $1.1 million. Both professional experiences fine-tuned her leadership in admissions, academics and advocacy—leading her to want to focus full-time on high school students, where she joined CFS in 2014. 
In addition to the many hats she wears at CFS, Tiffany is deeply committed to working with local programs, giving her time to Jack and Jill-Chester County, Black Women of Chester County in Action and The Fund for Women and Girls. Outside of CFS, Tiffany loves reading and traveling, and is a full-time dedicated mom of a rising sixth grader, Sydney. 

We are excited about Tiffany’s appointment as Interim Head of School and look forward to working with her as she advances CFS in the 2024-2025 school year.

Matthew J. Burns
Chair, CFS Board of Directors
Vincent J. Napoleon
Vice-Chair, CFS Board of Directors
The Church Farm School is an independent boarding and day school for boys in grades 9-12 located in Exton, PA. Founded in 1918 to provide an excellent education to young men from limited means, Church Farm School now serves boys from a range of socio-economic circumstances who are seeking an extraordinary educational opportunity. The school offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum and an exceptional level of personal attention, with class sizes averaging between just 7 and 12 students.