PJ McDonald, Head of School
Committees: All Committees (non-voting)
Dr. Peter J. (PJ) McDonald began his career with 3M Corporation in Minnesota and New York before joining Eagle Hill School in June of 1993. In 1998, PJ was appointed headmaster of Eagle Hill after five successful years in the admission office. Dr. McDonald received his Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University, a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Cambridge College, and a Doctorate of Education degree in Educational Policy, Research, and Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His dissertation, Constructing Disability: A Phenomenological Interview Study of One Student’s Experience (s) of Disability, has received national recognition for both its findings and its design. PJ has been published in national journals and is a frequent speaker at national conferences on education, including the National Association of Independent Schools, The Association of Boarding Schools, and the Independent Educational Consultants Association. PJ is also a trustee at numerous non-profit organizations in Massachusetts, including The Worcester Regional Research Bureau and Country Bank. PJ and his wife Kathryn live in Holden, MA with their three children, Griffin, Reagan, and Tucker.