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Head of School Search


On December 14, 2020, Head of School Peter A. Barrett and the Chair of the Board of Trustees announced the plan for his retirement at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

We will have the benefit of Peter's leadership for the next 18 months, while giving the Board of Trustees time to conduct a full and thorough search.
As we prepare to hire St. Patrick’s fourth Head of School, we have convened a Search Committee to be co-chaired by Trustee Rebecca Kim P’24, and Trustee Mashea Ashton P'25. Supporting the Search Committee and the Board of Trustees will be the highly regarded search firm of Spencer Stuart. We will continue to report more about the process, which we hope will enable us to announce an appointment in the fall of 2021 for a July 1, 2022 start.

HOS Position and Candidate Specification

If you have any questions,
please reach out to

Assistant Head of School for Development
Suzanne Burrows 

our search firm's dedicated and confidential email at


Head of School Search Committee Updates

Letters to the Community

An Announcement from the Head of School and the Chair of the Board of Trustees

Formation of Head of School Search Committee


Head of School Search Committee Members

December 2020

Mashea Ashton
Trustee and Search Committee Co-Chair, P ‘25

Mia Bass
Chair, Board of Trustees, Parishioner, P ‘25, ‘29

Kurt Gerhard
Rector, St. Patrick’s Parish

Fenner Gibson
Middle School Humanities Teacher, W ‘03

Jamila Felton
Day School Librarian

Rebecca Kim
Trustee and Search Committee Co-Chair, Parishioner, P ‘24

Joneis Thomas
Trustee, P ‘21, ‘23

Erica Thompson
Assistant Head of School for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 

Nancy White Vice Chair, 
Board of Trustees, Former Head of Nursery School, Parishioner

Katherine Lucas
Secretary, Board of Trustees, P ‘20, ‘29 

Kai Reynolds
Immediate Past Board Chair, P ‘17, ‘21, ‘23

David Roberts
Treasurer, Board of Trustees, Parishioner, P  W ‘16, ‘21, ‘25