Michael C. Spencer, M.A.
Head of School
As a lifelong educator in Norfolk, Mr. Spencer has served as the principal of Maury High School, the Interim Superintendent of Norfolk Public Schools, and most recently, the Headmaster at The Williams School. Intrigued by The Hague School’s pedagogy and potential impact on the community, he came out of retirement to be one of the school’s founders. Offering a wealth of knowledge and experience, he serves as the Head of School at The Hague School. His exemplary commitment to academic excellence, student engagement, and service to the community serves as part of the school’s foundation.
Jennifer Warren, J.D.
Associate Head of School
Ms. Warren holds a Juris Doctor degree and is one of the founders of The Hague School, currently serving as the school’s Associate Head of School. She has been instrumental in defining the school’s brand and vision, creating community partnerships and outreach opportunities, and speaking to area organizations and schools in seeking student enrollment. As an experienced legal professional, mediator, and corporate trainer, she is cognizant of the importance of relationships and is eager to build them at The Hague School with students, families, and the community. In addition, she will also offer electives in Women’s Studies to reflect her passion for building confidence and self-esteem in young women while empowering them to express themselves at the table. Ms. Warren will also serve as the school’s International Baccalaureate Program Coordinator, guiding the school through the candidacy process to offer the Diploma Programme for the 11th and 12th grades.
Paul Warren, J.D., M.A.
Provost and CAO
Mr. Warren is one of the founders of The Hague School and serves as the Provost and Chief Academic Officer. He has been a practicing attorney since 1987 and has taught as an Adjunct Professor of Composition at Old Dominion University since 1998, as well as serving as the Director of ODU’s Conflict Management Program for many years. Mr. Warren has authored two professional texts, a novel, several short stories, and dozens of professional articles, presentations, and seminar curricula. From that experience and post-graduate research, he designed The Hague Approach, which the school will use as the pedagogical foundation for its conference method courses. In addition to teaching Composition, Mr. Warren will offer electives in debate, mystery and historical novels, martial arts, and cycling.
Assistant to the Provost
Ms. Ford is an experienced educational administrator, having served as an assistant to the College Counselors at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh and assistant to the Head of School at Far Hills Country Day School in New Jersey. She was educated in the United Kingdom and has lived internationally most of her adult life, from South Africa to the Middle East to various European countries. Ms. Ford’s welcoming manner is matched only by her intelligence, grace, and unique wit!