Incoming Head of School
St. Michael’s Episcopal School Names New Head of School for 2019-2020 School Year
Dear St. Michael’s School Community,
After an extensive search that involved the St. Michael’s Episcopal School administrative team, faculty, parents, students, alumni and community, the Board of Directors is excited to welcome Robert (“Bob”) E. Gregg, III as the next Head of School beginning July 1, 2019.
We are thrilled to have attracted a leader with Bob’s leadership and collaborative abilities, commitment, integrity, and passion for educating the whole person. His dedication to students and his expertise with both school leadership and student learning are qualities the Board felt were essential in our next Head of School.
As a seasoned Head of School who uniquely possesses both programmatic educational expertise and business acumen, Bob impressed the Search Committee and the Board with his passion for K-8 education, a demonstrated capacity for community-building, and his commitment to St. Michael’s unique culture, mission, and values, as well as the School’s Episcopal identity. The Board unanimously concluded that Bob’s impressive credentials, as well as his personal warmth and engagement, make him an excellent fit for St. Michael’s.
Bob grew up in New England and attended the Holderness School. He matriculated at the University of New Hampshire, receiving a B.A. in political science in 1990. Upon graduation, he became a teacher in independent schools and was drawn into admission work almost immediately. Bob decided to strengthen his credentials in school administration by pursuing an M.B.A. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Upon receiving his business degree with an emphasis in non-profits and marketing, Bob became Director of Admission and Financial Aid at Saint Edward’s School in Vero Beach, Florida. He later assumed the position of Head of Saint Edward’s Lower School, fueling his passion for working with younger students. During his career, he has taught math, science and social studies. Bob has served since 2009 as the Head of School at Green Hedges, a preschool-grade 8 independent school in Vienna, Virginia and he was highly recommended by its board and school community. He is also well-respected in the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS), having served on the Board of VAIS in several capacities since 2014.
Bob and his wife, Kathy (also a longtime independent school educator and English teacher at Holton-Arms School), have three daughters: Ellie (Freshman/University of South Carolina), Ruby (Sophomore /Episcopal High School) and Anna (a current 6th grader who will attend St. Michael’s). They are looking forward to their move and will travel to Richmond several times this spring to visit St. Michael’s.
I want to take a moment to thank the Search Committee for leading the School through a thorough and inclusive process focused on the mission, vision, and needs of the School in 2019 and looking forward. I have also appreciated the tremendous engagement, thoughtfulness, and enthusiasm that the entire St. Michael’s community—our Search Advisory Boards, faculty, administrative team, families, students, and alumni—has brought to this important process that led us to select Bob. The search process was a wonderful and valuable reminder for me of the incredible opportunities St. Michael’s offers and its unlimited potential.
Please join me in warmly welcoming the Greggs to our St. Michael’s community. We look forward to each of you having a chance to meet Bob and his family in the months ahead.
Chair, St. Michael’s Board of Directors
Click below for official announcement and letter from Bob Gregg, incoming Head of School
We extend our deep appreciation to the following individuals for the time, thoughtfulness and care they dedicated to our search process.
Head of School Search Committee Members:
|Kim Daniel, Chair||Craig Amos|
|Chris Gorman||Caroline Jennings|
|Eric Nedell||Lisa Schuster|
|Phil Strunk||John Vetrovec|
Head of School Search
On October 29, 2018, St. Michael’s Board of Directors announced the search for our seventh Head of School. Below please find details about the process, the search committee, and letters to the community.
Announcement Letters to the St M Community
- Kim Daniel, Chair of the St. Michael’s Board of Directors
“St. Michael’s Episcopal School is in a strong position to attract our next leader who will join us at an exciting time in the School’s history. The Board of Directors is focused on this very important process and we promise to keep you informed as we move ahead. I hope you will always feel free to contact me at [email protected] or (804) 967-9604 with any questions you may have.”
The Board is dedicated to being as inclusive as possible and to providing opportunities for the community to participate. As we begin the search process, we welcome community input through the following activities:
We invite you to attend a Q&A session with the Head of School search committee on Tuesday, November 27 at 7 p.m. in the Middle School Great Hall. The Search Committee will present the process and answer any questions.
We also invite you to share input through this short survey:
About Our Search Firm
The St. Michael’s Board of Directors has retained Dr. George Conway, of Independent Educational Services, to help guide the process. Dr. Conway consulted on our last head of school search and has conducted our annual engagement surveys for the past three years. His expertise and intimate understanding of the St. Michael’s community will allow him to begin identifying candidates immediately. Dr. Conway welcomes any nominations that members of the St. Michael’s community have for potential candidates.
You may reach him at at [email protected]