Our Faculty

Jessica Andrus Lindstrom


Head of School

AB, Smith College; MA, Indiana University


Mrs. Lindstrom has been the Head of School of WCDS since July 2012.  She has 40 years of experience in education as teacher, administrator, and/or writer of curriculum for educational companies.  She has taught English, German, theater arts and music in independent schools both in the US and abroad and in 1991 received an Outstanding Teacher Award from the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.  Mrs. Lindstrom has served as Director of myriad administrative departments, including Admissions, College Counseling, Curriculum Development, and Alumni Affairs.  She has also served as President and Finance Chair on various Boards of Directors.  Education: B.A. Smith College; M.A., Indiana University, with additional studies at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and the University of California, Berkeley.

WCDS teachers know their students and push each to succeed in a caring, stimulating environment. Every teacher challenges students to question, research, write, and speak in a reflective manner, appropriate to their level of development. Teachers wear many hats, coaching teams, sponsoring after school activities and clubs, and giving their all to the school. All teachers and staff are expected to embrace the school’s mission of striving for personal and academic excellence.