As we work to transition from the leadership of Dr. Anthony Sgro to Mr. Jeff Miles, we would like to update you on the process.
The Transition Committee has been named and includes the following: Margaret Carton, Board Chair; Bill Clarkson, Trustee; Laura Schott, Executive Assistant to Head of School; Lynda White, Trustee; and co-chairs Jon Barnwell ’92, Trustee, and Anne Forrest Prim, Chief Operations Officer. The Committee is working closely with Dr. Sgro and Mr. Miles on creating and implementing the Transition Plan.
We’re embarking on an exciting year for Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. This year, we will transition from the leadership of Dr. Anthony Sgro to Mr. Jeff Miles, who was announced as our 11th Head of School in December.
Anthony Sgro will leave Rabun Gap on June 30, 2019, and Jeff Miles will begin his leadership at Rabun Gap on July 1, 2019.
We are very encouraged by the positive response to our Head of School position description and are pleased to provide to you an update on the progress. We have had over 200 inquiries about the Head of School position. The Search Committee met with Carney Sandoe & Associates and reviewed a select group of 14 high potential dossiers in detail and invited nine candidates to interview with the Search Committee in person for approximately one hour in Atlanta at the end of September.
Out of these interviews in Atlanta, the Search Committee requested that 6 candidates visit our school and meet with a broader representation of the School Community. They are a varied group of candidates, some with Head of School experience, some rising stars in the independent school community, and some with very different career experiences. All offer various skills, ideas and competencies and they will benefit from the opportunity to see our campus community first hand.
While we have a committed and representative Search Committee, the feedback provided to the Search Committee by various constituents meeting the candidates is critical input. Once all of the initial campus visits and possibly a few others new to the process are completed, we will invite a smaller group of candidates, with their families, to visit campus again and expose them to an even broader cross section of our School Community.
We remain on track with our search and look forward to furthering this important process to best serve the needs and mission of our remarkable School.
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School has contracted with Carney Sandoe & Associates for the Head of School Search.
CS&A brings a wealth of knowledge about independent schools from their nearly 40 years of experience in placing school leaders, administrators, and educators both inside and outside the United States. Additionally, CS&A has been a long-standing partner with Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School in prior searches including faculty, administrators, and Head of School placements.
The Carney Sandoe team for the Head of School Search includes Peter Philip, Barbara Daush, and Jessica Wright. CS&A will visit campus on July 13 and August 28-30.
The following stakeholders have been named to the Head of School Search Committee:
Ms. Margaret Carton (Search Committee Co-Chair) Ms. Lynda White (Search Committee Co-Chair) Ms. Laura Anderson - Lower School Faculty Member Mr. Jon Barnwell '92 - Trustee and Alumnus Mr. Niles Bolton - Trustee Dr. Erika Farr - Head of the Upper School Mr. Steve Gilliam '66 - Trustee and Alumnus Mr. Sean Lakey - Fine and Performing Arts Faculty Member Ms. Nehlia McIntyre - Middle School Faculty Member Mr. John Underwood - Trustee and Current Parent Mr. Ritchie Williams - Trustee The Rev. Dr. George Wirth - Trustee The Rt. Rev. Robert Wright - Trustee and Current Parent
Ms. Laura Schott is the staff liaison for the committee.
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Head of School Dr. Anthony Sgro announced his resignation, effective at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. He has accepted a unique opportunity to serve as the head of school at his alma mater, The Asheville School.
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is a private, coeducational day and boarding school for grades Pre-K through 12, located in Rabun Gap, GA. Centrally located between Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC, we combine our strong academic program, mountain setting, and Presbyterian heritage to inspire young people who are eager to learn and grow.
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School does not discriminate regardless of race, color, religion, gender, disability, creed, or national origin.