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 either
Assistant Head of School for Development Suzanne Burrows at
burrowss@stpatsdc.org or
our search firm's
 dedicated and confidential email at stpatrickshead@spencerstuart.com

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

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

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

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

Head of School Search Committee Updates