2012-03-02 / Education

Heathwood Hall welcomes new head of school

Contributed by Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Dr. Michael Heath Dr. Michael Heath Heathwood Hall Episcopal School Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Michael Heath to assume the roll of Heathwood Hall’s Head of School. Currently serving as the assistant head of school at the Catlin Gabel School in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Heath will begin his tenure at Heathwood Hall on July 1.

Dr. Heath has more than 20 years of experience in independent schools. Before moving to Catlin Gabel, he was a teacher and coach at the Felsted School in England, director of studies at St. Margaret's Episcopal School in California and Head of the Upper and Middle Schools at York Country Day School in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Heath brings to Heathwood Hall years of experience working with students, faculty, and curriculum, as well as a keen understanding and insight into the areas of finances, enrollment management, and development.

Dr. Heath earned his Ph.D at The University of Edinburgh, and holds a masters in literature from Oxford University. He graduated from James Madison University in Virginia. He and his wife, Dido, also have three children: Harry (15), Annie (13) and Sophie (10).

The appointment of Dr. Michael Heath is the result of a comprehensive search process and community wide effort led by Search Committee members: W. Leighton Lord III (chair); Michael D. Amiridis; Linda J. Bell, MD; Johnnie McFadden, Ph.D.; Page Morris; Sally McKay; Mary Belser; Butch Bowers; Julie Hicks; Stan Wood; and The Right Reverend Andrew Waldo. Parents, administrators, faculty, staff members, and alumni who participated in this very demanding process were also critical to this vitally important selection. The hard work and dedication of the entire Heathwood community has brought to the School a leader with proven strength, experience, and vision.

With the appointment of Dr. Michael Heath, the Heathwood Hall community looks forward to an exciting and prosperous future, one that continues to build upon a 60-year tradition of inspiring excellence in our students’ academic, athletic, social and spiritual lives.

For more information please visit www.heathwood.org.

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