Head of School Search


After 34 years as the Headmaster of St. George's Episcopal School, Dr. Rob Eichberger announced on May 1, 2017 his intention to retire after the 2017-2018 academic year. His complete announcement along with Chairman of the Board Greg Schafer's remarks can be viewed below:

A Message from the Headmaster   |   A Message from the Chairman of the Board

Search Firm and Search Committee

The Executive Committee of the St. George's Board of Trustees has selected Resource Group 175 to assist with the St. George's head of school search. Linda Gibbs and Doreen Oleson are the consultants who will guide us through the transition. Ms. Gibbs and Dr. Oleson have served in a variety of teaching and administrative positions at independent schools - including as heads of school. During the next few months, there will be opportunities for parents and faculty to be involved in the search.

The St. George's Head of School Search Committee will facilitate the search alongside Resource Group 175. The committee members are listed below. Please check this page for updates during the upcoming months as the search progresses. Feel free to reach out to the Search Committee at any time by contacting headsearch@stgeorgesepiscopal.com.

Alex Breckinridge '95, Committee Chair
Alumnus; Current Parent; Vice-Chairman, Board of Trustees
Tamara Claverie
Faculty, Current Parent
  Sue Gilly
Former Director of Lower School, Former Trustee
 
George Denegre, Jr.
Former Chairman, Board of Trustees; Former STG Parent
  Leon Nowalsky
Treasurer, Board of Trustees; Former STG Parent
The Very Rev. Richard Easterling
Rector of St. George's Episcopal Church
  Shaun Rafferty
Former Chairman, Board of Trustees; Former STG Parent
Ava Fontenot
Faculty, Former STG Parent
  T. Gregory Schafer
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Current Parent


Interim Head of School Announced

After a national search and extensive review of highly qualified candidates, the Search Committee recommended and the Board unanimously approved the appointment of Ralph L. Wales as Interim Headmaster for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. Please read below for more information about the announcement.

Search Updates

Position Statement for Head of School 
Announcement of Interim Head of School
Letter from Ralph Wales to St. George's Community
Interim Head of School Position Statement
September 1, 2017: Important changes regarding Head of School search
May 23, 2017: An Update from the Chairman of the Board


Timeline for Permanent Head of School Search (Tentative)


February 1, 2018

Release of Position Statement for Head of School


February through June, 2018

Consultants recruit, counsel and meet prospective candidates and collect dossiers of viable candidates


March 5-8, 2018

National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference: recruiting and meeting potential candidates


July 15, 2018

Application due date


August, 2018

Search Committee paper review to select eight semifinalists (consultants present)


Weekend in September, 2018

Interviews of eight semifinalists (consultants present)


October, 2018

Three or four separate finalist interviews (Sunday evening through Tuesday, 2 ½ day visits)


November, 2018

Recommendation by Search Committee to the Board with election by Board of Trustees


December 1, 2018

Announcement of Head-Elect to St. George’s Episcopal School Community