Congratulations to Former Director of Studies

Congratulations to Former Director of Studies

Harrow congratulates former Director of Studies Jesse Elzinga on his appointment as Head of Sevenoaks School from September 2020.

Mr Elzinga was Director of Studies at Harrow until 2016, when he became Headmaster of Reading Blue Coat School in Berkshire. During his tenure, Reading Blue Coat School has enjoyed the best academic results in its history. Mr Elzinga expanded the school’s innovative Outreach and Partnership Programme, created a strong network of charities and partner schools within the local community, and established a thriving Development Office.

Previously, he worked at St Edward’s School in Oxford as Director of Studies and as IB Coordinator. He helped introduce the IB Diploma at St Edward’s and was a residential Assistant Housemaster. He started his career at Whitgift School as a teacher of Theology and Philosophy, the Assistant Head of Sixth Form and the Theory of Knowledge Coordinator.

Mr Elzinga studied at Harvard University, where he gained a BA Honours cum laude in Comparative Religion and Philosophy, and at Oxford University, where his MSt focused on ethical philosophy.

Read more on the Sevenoaks website.