Moira Regan Edmiston ’92, a proud WT alumna, joins WT as Director of Lower School. Edmiston was most recently the Principal at Blessed Trinity Academy in the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese. She has more than 25 years of experience as an educator, including Kindergarten through grade 8 classroom teaching and administration, corporate training, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consultancy, and leadership coaching.
Edmiston graduated from Boston College with degrees in Elementary Education and Political Science; she holds an M.A. in Educational Administration from San Francisco State University, and a certification degree from iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching).
Bill Fitch, formerly WT’s Assistant Director of Athletics, has become the Director of Athletics. Fitch has more than 20 years of experience at WT, having served as an administrator, teacher, and coach. With this deep WT background, Fitch is well-positioned to foster an atmosphere conducive to developing WT’s student athletes within the framework of the school’s Mission.
Fitch received both a B.S. in Elementary Education and an M.A. in Educational Administration from Point Park University, and has been a regular WT representative at the National Association of Independent Schools’ People of Color Conference. In addition, he has supported the school’s work with FAME (Fund for the Advancement of Minorities through Education) and Kids of Steel.
Dana Kooistra joins WT as Director of Upper School. A veteran independent school educator and administrator, Kooistra most recently served as Associate Dean of Academics for Teaching, Learning, and External Partnerships at The Lawrenceville School where she also taught grade nine history and upper level interdisciplinary electives (Bioethics, Immigration, and Race & Mass Incarceration).
Kooistra was a founding faculty member and admissions director at CITYterm, an experiential semester program focused on New York City, and she was an instructor with the University of Pennsylvania’s innovative Independent School Residency Program.
A graduate of Wellesley College, Kooistra also holds an M.A. in Educational Philosophy from Teachers College, Columbia University, and has attended Columbia’s Klingenstein Summer Institute.