Dominic A.A. Randolph

Former Head of School

Dominic A.A. Randolph was Riverdale’s sixth Head of School from 2007-2023 and a leader in the international character education movement. Randolph is a co-founder of the nonprofit educational research organization Character Lab, along with Dave Levin ’88, founder of the KIPP charter schools, and Angela Duckworth, a psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the best-selling book Grit.  

Known as an innovator, Randolph was the founder of PLUSSED, a learning experience design studio based at Riverdale. Working with IDEO’s Design for Learning Studio, Plussed+ developed The Teachers Guild, a platform for creating and sharing new teaching strategies.. ‘

On July 1, 2023, Kari Ostrem became the Head of Riverdale Country School, the seventh person to hold that position. Learn more about Kari here