Michael Ehrhardt

Head of School

Since joining Cary Academy as Head of School in 2013, Dr. Ehrhardt has enjoyed working directly with students in a variety of ways, including sponsoring interns, teaching a global leadership class, chaperoning outdoors club trips, and coaching speech. Prior to coming to Cary Academy, Dr. Ehrhardt worked as a journalist in New Jersey before beginning his education career in Cyprus. He spent a combined 14 years at the Graded School in Brazil and then the American School in London, holding positions as a teacher, director of technology, assistant high school principal, middle school principal, and assistant head of school. He repatriated to the US to take on the headship at the Marshall School in his home state of Minnesota. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at the not-for-profit Virtual High School Collaborative in Maynard, Mass. He is married and a proud parent to two CA graduates.

BA, St. Olaf College
MS, Columbia University
MEd, University of Massachusetts - Lowell
EdD, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities


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