Chuck Hertrick recently retired after 23 years as Headmaster of Allendale Columbia School, during which time the school expanded its curricular offerings, built or renovated every major building on campus, and increased its endowment through three capital campaigns.  

Mr. Hertrick is a graduate of Lafayette College and holds advanced degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Before coming to Allendale Columbia School, he held various teaching and administrative positions in three other independent schools.  He was a Visiting Fellow at the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University; served as President of the New York State Association of Independent Schools; and is a member of the Country Day School Headmasters’ Association.  

He is a Commissioner on Accreditation of the New State Association of Independent Schools and consults on nonprofit governance, accreditation, and strategic planning.  Mr. Hertrick currently serves as a Community Fellow at the Center for Community Engagement at St. John Fisher College and is an adjunct faculty member in the Humanities at SUNY Geneseo.


Chuck Hertrick