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Rose Helm

Rose Helm is the Head of School at The John Thomas Dye School (JTD), a K-6 independent school. Previously, Rose was at The Hamlin School, a girls’ K-8 school in San Francisco, where she was Middle School Division Head and taught English. Earlier in her career, she taught at JTD and her alma mater Harbor Day School, a K-8 independent school in Corona del Mar, CA and also worked for several years in marketing and public relations in San Francisco. Rose serves on the Board of The Independent School Alliance and Windward School (Los Angeles, CA) and is the Vice President of the Elementary School Heads Association. Rose holds an M.A. in English Literature from UC Irvine and a B.A. in Art History from Princeton University, where she was also captain of the Volleyball Team.


  • 2nd year as a Trustee
  • Program/Accreditation Committee, Chair
  • Sub-Committee on Marketing and Enrollment