Monique DeVane, Head of School at the College Preparatory School in Oakland California since 2011, is a cherished thought leader in the independent school world. Wherever she goes, Monique has an amazingly positive impact. Prior to College Prep, Monique was Associate Head of School at the Hawken School in Cleveland, Ohio, Director of Development and External Affairs at the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Assistant Head of School and Director of Admission at The Thacher School in Ojai, California and served in several capacities, including Director of Admission and Financial Aid at the Northfield Mount Hermon School, Northfield, Massachusetts. Monique’s background in organizational behavior coupled with her recent graduate work in Positive Organizational Development & Change takes conversations around leadership to the most thought-provoking level. Monique’s rare blend of humor, warmth, intellect, creativity, experience, vision, and spunk are why she is such a revered Crow’s Nest faculty member.