Please welcome Bridget Janicki to the staff of the International Boys’ Schools Coalition (IBSC). Bridget joined the IBSC in March 2016 as our Director of Communications. A veteran of the independent school community, Bridget looks forward to focusing on the development of boys around the globe. She strives to augment boys’ schools worldwide by sharing valuable, informative resources with member schools through the IBSC website, newsletter, listserv, email, and in person at workshops. Please feel free to reach out to Bridget directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell stories from your school community or simply to say hello. By sharing our stories of success – and sometimes failure on the path to success – we can strengthen our community of schools and better serve the boys who attend them.
Before joining the IBSC team, Bridget worked with the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in multiple capacities over a couple decades. Most recently she served as a Senior Writer and Editor, composing and emailing the twice-weekly NAIS Bulletin, and as Associate Editor of the award-winning Independent School magazine. She treasures the time she spent communicating with school leaders in person and virtually. Bridget also gained vital experience in advancement during her tenure at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), where she served as both Online Editor and Marketing Promotions Director.
Ever the newshound, Bridget started her career at The Washington Post in the international advertising department and dug deep into data as a marketing analyst. Later she wrote for the Washington Business Journal, the nation’s capital business newspaper of record.
Bridget earned her master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and her bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Pennsylvania. As the parents of three sons, Bridget and her husband Fred care deeply about all issues relating to the development and well-being of boys. Sons Adam, Brian, and Matthew keep life fun and exciting. Each day you can find the family at swim team practice or competing in US Swimming meets, playing music, reading a good book, or out hiking with their dog Gingerbread.