Benchmark Appoints Joe McPeak as Chief Financial Officer

Benchmark Appoints Joe McPeak as Chief Financial Officer

Benchmark School is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe McPeak as Chief Financial Officer, following the service of Kathy Peters as Interim CFO during the 2021-2022 school year. 

A long-time veteran of independent schools, Joe brings more than 20 years of experience in this realm, in addition to nearly 20 years of business and financial management experience in other sectors. Joe has served as CFO at Purnell School in New Jersey, Academy of Notre Dame in Massachusetts, and Cushing Academy in Massachusetts and in the business offices of The Hun School in New Jersey, as well as The Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton. 

Head of School Chris Hancock says, “In Joe, we’re fortunate to have a CFO who brings a deep understanding of the financial management needs of independent schools. Joe’s perspective and expertise will be particularly valuable at this pivotal time for Benchmark, as we are in the early stages of our new strategic plan. Stewarding our future through sound decision-making is a key pillar of the strategic plan, and I am looking forward to Joe’s partnership in this exciting work.” 

Joe begins his tenure at Benchmark on July 1, 2022. 

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About Benchmark School

Benchmark School, located at 2107 N. Providence Road, Media, Pa., is an independent, not-for-profit day school serving students in grades 1-8. Founded in 1970, the school is committed to helping bright students who have yet to reach their academic potential become confident and strategic thinkers, learners, and problem solvers who meet with success in school and life. For more information about Benchmark School, please call 610-565-3741 or visit