Nia Kilgore: Upper School Dean

Kyra Hudson

Nia Kilgore landed the position of Upper School Dean after years of experience as a college counselor at various independent schools in the Los Angeles area.

Kilgore worked as the Interim Director of College Guidance at Yeshiva of Los Angeles Girls High School, an orthodox Jewish day school. Before working at YULA, Kilgore was the Assistant Director of College Counseling and an Academic Advisor at Milken Community High School, filling a maternity leave position. She was also a dean at Crossroads School for Arts and Science for three years.

“I had the identical job at Crossroads School,” Kilgore said. “The only difference was the size of the school and the size of the team. I think more deans create a large system of support, sharing responsibilities and duties that a team of three just can’t do.”

Kilgore graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor of arts degree in English and Harvard University with a masters of education degree in administration, planning, and social policy.

Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Kilgore worked in the admissions office at Georgetown, as a college counselor at Pingry School and in admissions at Phillips Exeter Academy.

Kilgore said she is exited to work in a motivated school environment.

“I really do think I’m in a place where kids care about anything and everything that they do as individuals,” Kilgore said. “I expect to see kids in the stands at sporting events. I expect to see people going to see plays and dance recitals. I expect students will utilize me as a dean. Let’s see if it happens.”