A search is currently underway for Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School's 11th Head of School. Head of School Dr. Anthony Sgro announced his resignation, effective at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. 

The Search Process

Follow this page for the latest updates on Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School's Head of School Search. 

List of 4 news stories.

  • Head of School Search Update: 10/16/18

    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.

     

    Gratefully,
    Lynda and Margaret
    Search Committee Co-chairs
     
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  • Carney Sandoe Selected As Search Consultants

    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. 

    Click here to learn more about Carney Sandoe & Associates. 
     
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  • Search Committee Members Announced

    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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  • Announcement from Dr. Anthony Sgro

    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.

    Read the letter from Dr. Anthony Sgro

    Read the letter from Margaret Carton, Chair of the Board of Trustees
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Search Committee Members

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. 

Meet the Search Committee 
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.