Head of School Search
In April of 2022, Steve Lovejoy notified the Board of Trustees of his decision to resign as Head of School. With appreciation, the Board accepted his resignation and named Amy Whitley as Acting Head of School, effective June 1, 2022.
Appointing our next Head of School is one of the Board of Trustees’ most important responsibilities. To that end, we have assembled a Head of School Search Committee, chaired by St. Francis parent and Board member Maggie Stacy. We have also engaged the search firm The Education Group (TEG) and are confident that the firm’s 32 years of experience in executive searches and their collective understanding of Episcopal parish schools will be a huge asset.
With record enrollment numbers, excellent academic, athletic, and arts programs, and the inaugural graduating senior class, St. Francis Episcopal School is well-positioned to attract premier head of school candidates.
The Board of Trustees of St. Francis Episcopal School announces the appointment of Dr. Chelsea Pope Collins as next Head of School, effective July 1, 2023.
Together with the team from TEG—Bob Kirkpatrick, Peter Cheney, and Allison Lorimer—the Search Committee will be tasked with considering candidates while ensuring the process is collaborative and transparent with the St. Francis community.
With record enrollment numbers, excellent academic, athletic, and arts programs, and the inaugural graduating senior class matriculating to prestigious universities, St. Francis Episcopal School is well-positioned to attract the next generation of leadership.
We look forward to engaging with the community during this important search process.
The Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Donald C. North as Interim Head of SFES for the 2022–23 academic year, effective July 18, 2022.
In the Anglican tradition, St. Francis Episcopal School challenges and motivates students in an academically and spiritually stimulating environment to become imaginative, critical thinkers and people for others.