WA-Seal-2018

Head Of School
Start Date: July 1, 2023
Coed Boarding/Day School 
Grades 8-12 and Post Grad, 203 students
Mt Pleasant, UT

Mission

Educators Collaborative is pleased to be assisting Wasatch Academy in its search for a highly qualified leader to serve as Head of School beginning July 1, 2023. Wasatch Academy is an independent, secular, co-educational, boarding/day school located in Mt Pleasant, Utah, a town of 3,418 (2019) located 90 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.

Since 1875, Wasatch Academy has been graduating young people of outstanding character, dependability, creativity and global appreciation. Wasatch Academy is a nationally and internationally recognized college preparatory school providing opportunities for all students in grades 8 through 12 whether bound for college or other educational/career tracks. Students come from all corners of the United States and the world. Students enrolled this year come from 26 states and 27 countries. Approximately 170 boarding students come together with 30 day students from the local communities to enjoy the rich, expanded curriculum and the plentiful activities on campus and beyond. Wasatch Academy is proud of creating a learning environment that best suits students’ individual needs, which is supported by a strong learning support team. The curriculum at Wasatch is creative but intensive and strives to reach every student’s highest potential in any given field.
The establishment of 13 dual diploma programs with schools in China and Mongolia and the development of relationships with schools in other countries are consistent with the Wasatch Academy mission to prepare graduates for life in a global society.
The 35-acre campus is located in a high-desert mountain valley at an altitude of 6,000 feet. Though the school is located in a rural area, two of Utah’s major social and cultural hubs, Provo and Orem, are less than an hour away. The mountains around the valley reach over 10,000 feet and offer great camping and sporting opportunities, as well as extraordinary views. Five national parks are nearby, providing excellent opportunities for students to develop a true appreciation of the natural environment. Wasatch Academy has developed a strong working relationship with the city of Mount Pleasant and is dedicated to fostering bonds both within the school and with the wider community. An example of this partnership is seen in the equestrian and swimming facilities and programs WA offers to area residents.
The impressive facilities at Wasatch Academy include the Loftin-Lewis Student Center, Craighead Humanities Building, Reemtsma Mathematics and Science Building, the Anne N. Coltharp Center for Evolving Technologies, the Physical Arts Building, the Tiger’s Den Performing Arts Center, six residence halls, an administration building, a wellness center, a coffeehouse, the Studio Arts building, the Music Conservatory, the Joseph R. Loftin Field House, the Wilkey/Brunger Gymnasium, Liberal Hall (the original school building and museum) and the new Engineering Arts and Fabrication building, which opened in the fall of 2019. The newly remodeled Learning Support Center and its program are unequaled. The majority of faculty live in school-owned housing surrounding the campus, making them easily accessible to students. The school also has access to a ten-acre ski hill in the Manti-La Sal National Forest.

The Position

Matt Culberson, Wasatch Academy’s current Head of School, has announced his decision to step down at the end of the 2022-23 school year. Joan Beauregard and Sally Mixsell of Educators Collaborative have been engaged to assist the Board of Trustees in identifying Mr. Culberson’s successor.
The Search Committee expects to complete the search by late September/early October 2022. Interested candidates should submit their materials by July 18, 2022.

How to Apply

Candidates interested in this position are asked to submit the following materials (in one continuous Word or PDF document):

– Educators Collaborative Candidate Summary Sheet and Disclosure Form
(contact Joan Beauregard or Sally Mixsell for those documents)

– Letter of Interest addressed to the Search Committee

– Resume

– Statement of educational leadership

– A list of five or more references with contact information
(including phone numbers and email addresses)

– Up to three letters of reference (optional)

Please email any inquiries or expressions of interest to:

Joan Beauregard, Partner, Educators Collaborative
jbeau@comcast.net and jbeauregard@educatorscollaborative.com 206-851-6616

Sally Mixsell, Partner, Educators Collaborative
Smixsell@educatorscollaborative.com 203-824-3653

Listing Date: April 2022

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