A Word from The Rev. Chris Duncan
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I am excited to share more good news with you today. We have officially begun the search for St. James Episcopal Day School’s next permanent Head of School. This search process would not be possible without the commitment of our Board, who will identify and appoint a Search Committee, which will centrally contribute to the hiring our next leader.
To assist the Search Committee, we have retained The Education Group (TEG), a national private and independent school search and placement firm. Both our school and TEG are supporters and members of the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (our accrediting agency). Several of TEG’s consultants are former Heads of Episcopal schools. The consultants for our Head of School search are Dave Davies and Allison Lorimer. I encourage you all to learn more about our consulting team at www.educationgroup.com.
As we begin this process, we will be reaching out to the greater St. James community. We will have opportunities for input and dialogue from parents, trustees, faculty, and staff. We will continue to post updates during the search process through regular announcements and on the school’s website.
This is an exciting, prayerful, and important time in the history of our school. St. James is a special place where children are nurtured in a kind and loving environment while also being challenged with academic excellence. We expect that this search will attract talented candidates who will uphold our school’s mission and successfully lead us into our future. Following a thorough and deliberate search process, the Search Committee will announce our candidate for the next permanent Head of School.
Over the past year, many of you have heard me say, St. James is the people: students, parents, faculty, staff, and the entire church community. As we turn our attention to the future, I am excited to see how we will continue to build upon the incredible legacy that is St. James. Thank you for all that you do to help make this place so special.