Melissa Zadnik P ’24, P’29

Trustee since 2022
Melissa is a recently retired Foreign Service Officer for the State Department working under each President from the Clinton through Biden administrations. She focused mainly on National Security interests while spending most of her career abroad. She organized a week-long diversity and leadership seminar, bringing together the top female government officials from multiple countries.  Melissa served as a parent coordinator in lower school and serves on the board for the Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society. She graduated from Rutgers University with degrees in Political Science, Russian, and Spanish, and received a MA from George Washington University’s Elliot School.

Committees: Audit & Risk Management, DEI
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.