Maureen A. Sweeney to Retire After 39 Years of Service to The Windward School

For many parents and guardians of Windward students, Maureen A. Sweeney was the first person they encountered when they stepped through the doors of The Windward School. After 39 years of tireless dedication to thousands of students and their families, Maureen A. Sweeney, Director of Admissions and Assistant Head of School at The Windward School, announces her retirement effective June 30, 2018.

In 1979, Ms. Sweeney joined the Windward faculty as an assistant teacher. She was quickly recognized as an asset to the School and was asked to take on roles of increasing responsibility. Eventually, she became a group teacher and later, head of Windward’s upper school.

She was appointed director of admissions in 1993, and in 1996, she assumed the role of assistant head of school. For the past 22 years, she has served jointly as director of admissions and assistant head of school. 

Dr. John J. Russell, Head of School, congratulates Ms. Sweeney on her retirement saying, “I would like to thank Maureen for her 39 years of devoted service to The Windward School community. With her sharp intellect, incredible work ethic, and generous spirit, she has enriched the lives of all who have had the good fortune to know and work with her.” 

Ms. Sweeney’s impact on the lives of Windward students and families is immeasurable. A parent once said, “I remember Maureen Sweeney as one of the first people to really ‘get’ our children and what they needed educationally.” The entire Windward community is grateful for the wisdom and expertise Ms. Sweeney has imparted to everyone.

You may participate in celebrating Ms. Sweeney’s retirement by writing a message to her, joining us for a celebration in her honor, and making a gift to the Maureen A. Sweeney Fund for Financial Aid.