Dear St. Andrew's Parents:
It is with a great deal of pleasure that I send you this first note from the Head of School's desk. I have been in Austin for just a week now, but already I feel the welcome of this school community and the city of Austin. I am now hard at work with the administration in preparation for the opening of school in August.
This is my ninth interim post and throughout my years of service I have had the opportunity to guide many different kinds of independent schools through the transition to a permanent Head of School appointment. In short, my task is to prepare the school community - from the Board of Trustees to every faculty and staff member - to be the best we can possibly be. Being our best prepares us well for the move to a permanent head and also celebrates the legacy of Lucy Nazro. St. Andrew’s is well-positioned for a successful transition and it will be important this year to continue demonstrating our strengths and excellence as a school.
For my part, I look forward to taking clear leadership in this endeavor. My style is one of an open door, so please stop in and introduce yourselves when on campus. As well, I look forward to meeting you all at the various opening school events in August and September.
We have just a month to go before things get underway, and as I have been for years, I am eager for school to start and the students to return.
All the best for the rest of your summer,