An independent day school located in Marblehead, serving pre-k through grade 8

Meet the Team

Jessie has been with Tower since 2007 and was appointed Director of Development in 2012. A graduate of Trinity College in CT, Jessie comes to Tower from the Development Office at Collegiate School in New York City. She is the parent of a Tower second grader and fourthgrader.  Please contact Jessie at or 781.631.5800 ext. 258.

Kim joined the Development Office in 2015 but has been a member of the Tower family as the parent of a Tower second grader and sixth grader. Kim is a graduate of Boston University and Harvard University. At MIT, Kim worked as a researcher and studied organizational development at the Sloan School. 

Stephanie joined the Development Office in 2012. Stephanie is a graduate of UMass Amherst, and studied design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She is also the parent of a Tower sixth grader and eighth grader. Contact Stephanie at or 781.631.5800 ext. 279.

Development at Tower is inclusive of all members of the Tower community. Parents, grandparents, parents of alumni, alumni, faculty, and friends all contribute toward the development effort at Tower.

Each year, these groups, together with a professional development staff, lead Tower's development program and work together to strengthen Tower School. To make certain our tradition of excellence continues, Tower counts on these members of the community for financial support and voluntary assistance.

2016-17 ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE: Leila Blodgett (Chair), Liz Bradley, Paige Hamilton, Paige Hintlian, Carla Kenahan, Pat Milner, and Dorothy Zur Muhlen

2016-17 ANNUAL FUND COMMITTEE: Kate Bracken '92, Liz Bradley, Jeff Carter, Eric Gyllenborg, Kit Jenkins, Carla Kenahan (Co-Chair), Pat Milner (Co-Chair), Jennifer and Eric Thornton, Will Walters, and Dorothy Zur Muhlen

2016-17 GRANDPARENTS COMMITTEE: Terry Berenson, Allie Blodgett, Rose Gwin (Co-Chair), Nanci Lane, Jean Luciano, and Rosanne Phelan

Click here to make a gift online.

Annual Fund Volunteers

Leila Blodgett, Advancement Committee Chair
Kate Bracken '92
Liz Bradley
Jim Byrne
Jeff Carter
Eric Gyllenborg
Kit Jenkins
Carla Kenahan, Annual Fund Committee Co-chair
Pat Milner, Annual Fund Committee Co-chair
Jennifer and Eric Thornton
Will Walters
Dorothy Zur Muhlen

The Annual Fund Committee of parent volunteers and the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees play a key role in the success of Tower's Annual Fund program. In conjunction with the Development Office, volunteers complete a small number of solicitations, usually around 10, during the school year.  

If you are interested in volunteering for the Annual Fund Committee, please contact Jessie Achterhof, Director of Development, at or 781.631.5800 ext. 258.

  • 75 West Shore Drive
  • Marblehead, MA 01945
  • Phone: 781.631.5800
  • Fax: 781.631.2292

Tower students are articulate, self-motivated, confident learners who engage in their academic success, develop strong leadership skills, and create opportunities to contribute meaningfully in their communities and the world.




Tower’s teachers champion the value of excellence in elementary education. They’re accomplished at creating a delicate balance – in which a positive process for learning stands alongside a curriculum designed to challenge each and every student. The result? Tower’s students are engaged, confident learners, eager to reach for extraordinary academic success.




Experience the atmosphere and excitement of a busy school day at Tower. Tour our campus, visit classrooms and meet our teachers. Contact Reagan Kenwell, our Director of Admission, at




We challenge students to attain personal levels of achievement—on the field and off.

Through Tower’s Athletic Program, students experience the intrinsic benefits of physical activity; the correlation between hard work and personal improvement; and the value of good sportsmanship. Participation is expected of all students. Improved skills for each player are a priority.




Tower's innovative program and modern facility depend upon contributions from our community members.




Join us for an awesome Summer at Tower! Gain coding skills in our technology lab, create work in our art studios  that reflects your personal style, build and command your own robot, sharpen your filmmaking and editing skills, improve your basketball game, gain an appreciation for the outdoors, learn to swim...and make lasting friendships at Summer at Tower!




Welcome to My Tower.

We've included information most often referenced by Tower community members. Here, you’ll gain quick access to Veracross, download forms and permission slips, and discover ways to participate in our vibrant community through the TSPA.



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