Head of School Announced!
Bridget Henderson has been appointed as the new Head of School starting in the 2020-2021 school year, effective July 1, 2020, according to St. James Episcopal Church and Day School leadership.
Henderson has over 30 years of experience in public, private, and parochial schools spanning from Kindergarten to 12th grade. Currently, she is in her ninth year as Lower School Division Head at The Episcopal School of Baton Rouge. Since assuming the Division Head role, the lower school has seen marked growth in their academics including the addition of a PreK-3 program. Major areas of emphasis for Henderson during her time as a Division Head include improvements to curriculum, social/emotional learning, student leadership development, spiritual growth, and creating safe learning environments. She also known for establishing and maintaining strong lines of communication between parents, teachers, and administrators.
“On behalf of St. James, I am excited to welcome Bridget Henderson as our next Head of School. The Search Committee and I believe her experience, commitment to Episcopal education, and positive energy will excite the entire community. I am grateful for each of the past Heads of School and the legacy they helped create. I also greatly appreciate the leadership Fr. Michael Kuhn continues to show in this season of transition as Interim Head of School. After a very extensive search process, I am confident that Bridget is the right person to lead our school into the future,” The Rev. Chris Duncan, St. James Rector, said.