The Lovett School has a new principal for its lower school.

Ashley Marshall, former director of early childhood grades at a private school in Charlotte, joined Lovett in July as head of its lower school, the school announced Aug. 3.

“At Lovett, lower school students are developing the habits of mind and values deemed essential by the school’s mission,” Marshall said in a press release from the school.

Ashley Marshall, Lovett Lower School principal

“Decisions are based on the latest research, passion, and the utmost respect for children and their families. This is the Lovett I so eagerly hoped to join! I believe so strongly in the mission, vision, and people of Lovett that I would gladly have moved wherever Lovett happened to be located.”

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