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Susan Cabot selected as Athletic Director

May 8, 2015
Susan Cabot

Madeira has selected Susan Cabot as its new Athletic Director. Ms. Cabot, who currently serves as Director of Athletics at Kingswood Oxford School (West Hartford, CT), will begin her duties at Madeira at the end of June. Ms. Cabot is a graduate of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, and earned her M.Ed in Health Education at The College of New Jersey in Trenton, NJ.

“We couldn’t be more pleased that Susan Cabot is joining Madeira,” said Pilar Cabeza de Vaca, Madeira’s Head of School. “She brings nearly three decades of experience building and leading athletics programs at renowned schools, is committed to holistic education as a health and wellness educator, and understands the unique nature of boarding schools. She’ll be a welcome addition to our community and I anticipate that she’ll be both a strategic and inspirational mentor for our athletic program faculty and the students.”

Prior to overseeing athletics at Kingwood Oxford School, Ms. Cabot served in the Athletics Department at The Peddie School (Hightstown, NJ) for nearly 25 years, with 12 of those years as Director of Athletics. At Peddie she expanded the Interscholastic Athletic program to include 53 athletic teams, and honed a particular focus on equity between male and female sports, significantly improving visibility and support of athletic opportunities for female student-athletes. In addition, she oversaw creation of a Master Plan for Athletic Facilities, working with the Board, Alumni and Development Offices, as well as architectural firms, to develop the long-range master plan and to assist in raising funds for the projects.

"As an educator, sportsmanship, integrity, character, and citizenship are a part of who I am. I have worked to model these values and instill them in coaches, athletes and community," Ms. Cabot said. "I am excited to join Madeira and be part of this high-caliber academic institution. I look forward to partnering with the administration, faculty, coaches, and students to build the Madeira athletics program."

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