Counterman brings 25 years of experience in education, nonprofit management and resource development to Carson Long, the oldest boarding school in the United States that still provides military leadership training for boys in grades 6 to 12.
Most recently, she had served in a number of key administrative posts at The Nativity School of Harrisburg, an all-boys private middle school for at-risk inner-city youth.
Counterman was director of development, principal and executive director at The Nativity, where her accomplishments included a 49 percent increase in standardized test scores, the establishment of an endowment fund and the securing of a $500,000 matching capital grant.
“Jairee brings a wealth of experience to Carson Long Military Academy,” said COL Matthew Brown, President of Carson Long. “Her work at The Nativity School of Harrisburg was extraordinary. Jairee is an excellent fit for Carson Long and we are excited to have her on our team.”
She holds degrees from East Stroudsburg University (B.S. English and Secondary Education) and Shippensburg University (M.Ed., English).
Counterman’s previous employment included roles as: Executive Director of the Mortimer Levitt Foundation; Public Grants Manager for the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians Foundation; Executive Director of The Neighborhood Center of the United Methodist Church; Community Relations Director for Christian Churches United of the Tri County Area; and Academic Chair of the Office Administration and Media Studies divisions at Central Pennsylvania College.
Counterman resides in Harrisburg, where she is an active member of the Market Square Presbyterian Adult Choir, the Oratorio Singers of Central Pennsylvania and a community volunteer with the President’s Circle Advisory Board of Central Pennsylvania College, the grassroots Camp Curtin Community Neighbors United group, and the Covenant Community Corporation.