About Us

EAS Associates

Virginia McDonald

Ginny McDonald was first a satisfied client of Education Access Services, LLC and then joined as an associate.  Ginny was the Board Search Committee Chair charged with replacing the retiring Founding Head.  She and Seneca Academy used the services of EAS and Dick Jung to accomplish that task quite successfully.

Ginny earned a BS Degree in Business Administration at George Mason University and worked in positions such as Internal Auditor and Controller at local banks and insurance companies.  She earned certifications including Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor and Master Fellow, Life Management Institute.  She has served on the parents associations of the schools her two boys attend.  She has held many positions including Chair, Treasurer and Auction Chair.

She is now the Board Chair for Seneca Academy, in Darnestown, MD.

Jane R. Snider, Ed.D.

Dr. Jane Snider has vast experience in the field of education, as a teacher, college professor, Founder and Executive Director for a nationally recognized school for children with learning challenges (The Summit School), and in management and governance. She has been a consultant to various types of not-for profit entities, especially schools, for many years guiding the administrations on operations, Board functions and offering advice and coaching on how to raise funds. Dr. Snider is a well-respected educator for her expertise in building programs for students with learning challenges. She founded The Summit School in 1989 for bright students with dyslexia and other learning challenges in Edgewater, MD. Under Dr. Snider’s direction, Summit earned the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award from the U.S. Office of Education in its tenth year.

Dr. Snider has earned many prestigious awards and honors during her professional career in recognition of her many skills and achievements including one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 1999, Smart CEO Award for Business Achievement in 2011, and most recently was named a TWIN honoree for her contribution to business and industry.

Presenting at national, regional and local conferences has been a way for Dr. Snider to help parents and professionals further understand the intricacies of educating students with a range of needs. Since 1993, she has given more than forty presentations at national and regional conferences, workshops, schools and associations. Her expertise as a learning disabilities specialist and school head has been sought after as a way of advising and supporting families and professionals.

A further extension of her commitment to not-for-profit organizations is her work with various not-for-profit Boards of Directors. Presently she is an advisor to a center for children with significant learning disabilities, guides a nursing home to raise funds as state support is reduced, was recently elected to the Annapolis and Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, and sits with her own Board at Summit. She is also an active member of numerous community groups to bring resources to disadvantaged children and other populations.

William C. Rowe

Bill Rowe worked for most of his career at Thomas Jefferson School (TJ), a boarding and day school in St. Louis, Missouri. He was hired as a teacher of mathematics and foreign languages. He later served as the school's Director of Admissions and then as Head of School, 2000-2011. Since then, he has held two successive positions as Interim Head of School: first at Solomon Schechter Day School, St. Louis, where he assisted with the merger of that school, and then at Columbia Independent School, a JK-12 day school in Columbia, Missouri-that city's only Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) member school.

Bill's independent-school experience includes long tenure on the Board of Trustees of TJ. He has also served on the Board of two other St. Louis schools l-the Wilson School, and the Community School-as well as on the Board of Independent Schools of St. Louis (ISSL).

Bill grew up primarily in the small town of Brandenburg, Kentucky. His background in independent education began with attending TJ as a boarding student in grades 10-12. He earned his B.A. from Wesleyan University, majoring in math, and later completed an M.A. in Classics at Washington University in St. Louis. His most intense avocation is birding, for which he teaches adult classes and leads North American tours. Bill and his wife Margaret live in the St. Louis suburb of Shrewsbury.

Mary Worch

Mary Worch served from 2011 until 2013 as the Executive Director of Independent Education (IE). IE was founded as the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington in 1951, and since has grown to 85 schools educating 35,000 students in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

For 16 years, from 1995 through 2011, Mary was the Head of School at The Woods Academy (The Woods), a Montessori pre- K and 1st-8th grade independent Catholic school in Bethesda, Maryland. Mary's tenure advanced The Woods through several strategic planning initiatives which (physically and literally) reconstructed the school. Through Mary's leadership and dedication to the school, The Woods is recognized as an excellent academic institution in the Washington Metro area.

Prior her work at The Woods, Mary was served as Director of Recruitment and Staff Development at Elizabeth Seton High School, which is an independent Catholic high school located in Bladensburg, MD. In addition, between 1991 and 1992 she was an Adjunct Professor/Site Supervisor instructing graduate level coursework (k-12) in Masters of Arts in Teaching Program at Trinity University.

Currently, Mary serves as Vice President of DC Cape (Council for American Private Education). She has served as a trustee for member schools as well as IE.

Mary received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Elementary Education and Educational Administration, from Trinity University in Washington, DC. She holds certificates from both the Harvard Business School, for Strategic Planning for Nonprofits, and Harvard Graduate School Principal's Center.

Assisting Boards with their most important duties: Head/Executive searches and Board development