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St. George Episcopal School is conducting a national search for a Head of School.

We are pleased to announce that SGES has engaged Resource Group 175 (RG175), a leading independent school search firm, as its partner on this journey. Consultant Doreen S. Oleson will work with us to help steer the search process, recruit candidates, and hire an outstanding next Head of School. Doreen and RG175 have conducted many successful Episcopal School searches, including the National Association of Episcopal School Executive Director search and several key Episcopal Head of School searches in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and the Southwest. With that baseline knowledge, we feel they are uniquely well-situated to develop a nuanced understanding of SGES today, based on deep engagement with our community, and to carry that message outwards in the search.

Please check back to this page for updates. New information will be posted on the 15th of every month.

Dear St. George Community:

The Interim Search Committee is excited to announce the selection of two finalists for the Interim Head of School position. Next week, these two candidates will be visiting the St George Campus for on-site visits.

  Tanya Beilstein

  • Head of School, Barnhart School, Arcadia CA
  • 4 years HOS experience
  • Finalist Visit 3/28/22

  Thor Kvande

  • Head of School, Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School, Memphis, TN
  • 11 years HOS experience
  • Finalist Visit 3/31/22

In the next few days, we will send detailed bios for each candidate as well as invitations for opportunities to meet with the finalists on their dates of visit.

We are excited to welcome these two extremely qualified candidates to the SGES campus, and we look forward to your participation in the process.

Sincerely

Lindsay C Blanton III
President, Board of Directors

Dear Potential Applicant,

May this greeting find you and your family in the best of the season’s anticipation and cheer!  While my baking and yuletide decorating are not quite complete, there is much excitement in our household this holiday about being with grandchildren and family from all parts of the country. I am extremely grateful our “ohana” will be together, and my hope is that loved ones, too, will surround you.

Amid these blessings, I call your attention to an extraordinary opportunity: to be an interim and/or permanent Head of School at St. George Episcopal School in San Antonio, TX, a magical place for children and their families. SGES is living its creed: to serve a diverse and promising student body of 500 “by providing exceptional academic preparation in an inclusive Christian community that fosters love and respect for God, self, and others.”

Current Head of School Rob Devlin will become the Executive Director for the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools in July 2022 and his departure signals a new beginning for this impactful and successful JK-8 school. St. George Episcopal School and its search committee are eager to continue this success as a premier institution. I hope you will find this Position Statement appealing to want to be a candidate yourself or to pass it along to an associate or colleague who may be attracted to join this noteworthy place.

Please note that the deadlines for receipt of completed applications are February 15, 2022 for interim Head of School, and September 15, 2022 for permanent Head of School. 

I hope you have come out of 2020 and 2021 well. You are in my best thoughts and prayers and I wish you a peaceful 2022, excellent health, abundant joy, and much happiness!

Mele Kalikimaka a Hau’oli Makahiki Hou,

Doreen Oleson, Ed.D.

doreenoleson@gmail.com
Resource Group 175

Dear St. George Community:

I am pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has selected and established the members of the St George Episcopal School Head of School Search committee. 

Interim Search

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will begin the process of reviewing candidates for the Interim Head position in January of 2021 in partnership with our search consultant, Doreen Oleson with RG175.  There will be a strong pool of candidates for the Interim Head position. Most are former Heads of School with many years of experience serving as an Interim Head. We are very optimistic that our search will yield an Interim Head that will fulfill our goal of a seamless transition, while allowing the search committee to conduct a patient and thoughtful search for our next permanent Head of School.

Head of School Search Committee

The Head of School Search Committee will be primarily responsible for obtaining input from the administration, faculty and parents, developing an ideal candidate profile, assessing qualifications and suitability of prospective candidates, and interviewing candidates. Our expectation is that this effort will result in the presentation of finalists to the school community in late fall of 2022.

The members of the Search Committee below were chosen based on a distinct set of skills, background, and perspectives they will bring to the search process:

  • Lindsay Blanton, Chair of the Search Committee, President of the Board

  • Frank Castellano, Board Member

  • Tiffanie Clausewitz, Secretary of the Board

  • Fred Copeland, School Faculty

  • Elizabeth Kiehne, School Administration

  • Cynthia Klint, Vice President of the Board

  • Arden McLean, Vestry

  • Clay Michel, Former President of the Board

  • Rev. Ram López, Rector

  • Erica Valladares, Board Member

  • Bradley Warr, Board Member

We look forward to keeping you well-informed and involved as we go through the various stages of our search.  Over the course of the search process, we welcome your thoughts, ideas or concerns, so please feel free to reach out to any member of the committee. We are committed to making this process as inclusive as possible.

We thank you for your support and participation as we begin the process of finding our next Head of School.

Sincerely,
Lindsay C Blanton III
President, Board of Directors

Head of School Search Committee


Lindsay Blanton
Chair of the Search Committee

Frank Castellano
Board Member

Tiffanie Clausewitz
Secretary of the Board

Fred Copeland
School Faculty

Elizabeth Kiehne
School Administration

Cynthia Klint
President of the Board

Arden McLean
Vestry

Clay Michel
Former President of the Board

Rev. Ram López
Rector

Erica Valladares
Board Member

Bradley Warr
Board Member