Adrienne Barr, Executive Director


Adrienne Barr joins Interschool after spending several years in leadership roles with the Parents’ Association at Trinity School in Manhattan. A former television news producer, Ms. Barr became active in educational and parenting issues while sending her own two children to Trinity. She also worked closely with students and their families while running ArtScenes, a theater and art summer camp she founded in 2008. As President of the Trinity PA, Ms. Barr was deeply involved with organizing and developing Parent Affinity Groups, and helping to foster more involvement and leadership roles for families of various racial, religious, ethnic and other identity backgrounds. She also helped create more programming and several film andlecture series to support these groups, and has been an active fund raiser and volunteer coordinator for the school’s many events.

Ms. Barr has a BA in Communications from Rutgers College, and a Creative Writing Certificate from the NYU School of Continuing Education, and is an award winning screenwriter and producer.


Brandie Clarke, Associate Director

Brandie Clarke has worked at New York Interschool and The Faculty Diversity Search (FDS) for 20 years; she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the State University of New York at New Paltz.  She is responsible for the administrative operations for Interschool and FDS and the recruitment and placement of associate teachers and head teachers in FDS member schools.

Prior to coming to the independent school community she worked for the NYC Department of Education where she worked with a team of twelve, developing several citywide projects for the board such as Principal for a Day, Take Your Daughter to Work Day and The NYC Mentoring Program.