DEAN OF ADMISSION
After a worldwide search, the most qualified candidate was found in our own backyard. Malika comes to Oldfields with an exceptional knowledge of the independent school landscape. Most recently Malika held the position of Lower School Principal for The Park School of Baltimore, and her career has included multiple roles, including Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, at both Garrison Forest and McDonogh Schools. She is eager to get back to a boarding and day school environment and shares “During this pivotal moment in our nation’s history,working at an all-girls school presents unique challenges and opportunities. Supporting students as they navigate a rapidly changing social and political landscape is a tremendous responsibility, and I am deeply committed to helping to create a world where girls know they have power and agency.”
Malika received a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Maryland and her Master of Education from Johns Hopkins University. While her credentials are impressive, it is Malika’s obvious passion for connecting with students and families, her warmth, and exceptional communication skills that make her the perfect addition to our Admission Team.
Tiffany Evans MSW
DEAN OF STUDENTS
Tiffany brings 20 years of experience in boarding schools and residential mental health education to Oldfields. Combined with her Bachelor in Psychology from University of Maryland and a Master’s of Social Work from Case Western Reserve, her background makes her ideally qualified to be Oldfields’ Dean of Students.
Tiffany was a founding faculty member at the SEED School of Maryland in 2008, having the opportunity to pioneer and lead the first state-wide college preparatory public boarding school program in the country. For ten years she helped build a boarding program that provided life skills, character education programming, enrichment and afterschool programs, athletics, and club activities daily for 400 students. Her experience in student support afforded her the opportunity to manage student leadership programs, lead schoolwide student programs, and support the enforcement of the code of conduct. As a product of an all-girls school high school education, she shares in the experience of the Oldfields students.
Tiffany shares, “Oldfields’ small and intimate learning environment, diverse population of students, core principles, and close-knit boarding and day community, all demonstrate how committed the School is in developing the entire student.” She is excited to live on campus, and we are looking forward to having her on our team.
Caitlin “Caitie” Cunningham ’08
Caitie, a proud member of the Green Team, has remained connected to Oldfields as a Class Agent, Lunch and Learn presenter, event attendee and host, fundraiser, and dedicated donor since her graduation in 2008. We are thrilled to welcome her to the Oldfields Board of Trustees.
In addition to a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and a Marketing Certificate from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Caitie brings over 10 years of professional experience in marketing and sales. She is currently the Vice President of Marketing and Operations for CMRG, a female-founded and female-led marketing and talent acquisition firm with the vision of bringing C-level marketing recruitment and talent strategy consulting to businesses of all sizes. She has worked with brands such as the NY Lottery, the Alzheimer's Association, Vita Coco, GoPuff, 1-800 Contacts, the New York Kids Club, Genesis Health Care, and more on their brand positioning, marketing, and recruitment efforts.
The combination of Caitie’s marketing expertise with her passion for the Oldfields Experience makes her a wonderful addition to our board.
Brant MacDuff ’03
Brant MacDuff '03 is a taxidermist, conservation historian, soon-to-be-published author, and dedicated Oldfields alumni. He has worked for museums and aquariums, has been a whitewater and kayak outfitter and guide, and is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys timber sports, camping, hunting, horseback riding, shooting sports, and anything that happens on the water. He recently delivered a captivating virtual presentation on the history of taxidermy and the role it plays in conservation to our current students. His forthcoming book (spring 2023) is about hunting and conservation economics.
While at Oldfields, Brant was All-School President and Green Team Captain. After Oldfields, he graduated from Lake Forest College. Brant travels the country in hopes of inspiring activism for wildlife and wildland conservation. He speaks at schools, businesses, private events, and outdoor retreats, and gives tours of natural history museum dioramas. In his own words, “The more that people feel personally connected to nature, the more they want to see it protected. I’m hoping my passion for animals, history, and the outdoors can motivate people into not only becoming more involved in the natural world but also give them a better understanding of their place in it.”
We are fortunate to have Brant with his passion and perspective join an already stellar board.