Carolyn Thornell was named Kingsbury’s Executive Director in 1991. With her extensive background as consultant to educational organizations, non-profits and small businesses, Ms.Thornell was able to steer Kingsbury through financial and operational transitions.
During her tenure, in 2000, Kingsbury purchased and renovated this facility at 5000 14th Street.
Ms. Thornell spearheaded the first high school class and the additions of state-of-the-art high school space that included classrooms, a computer center, library/media center, art studio, and science lab.
In 2006, the Day School was fully accredited by the Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools.
In December, 2006, Carolyn Thornell retired. The Board of Trustees named the Kingsbury Center Great Room in her honor, and named her Executive Director Emeritus of Kingsbury.