In a St. Ann’s School e-mail to parents obtained by BHB, Board of Trustee’s member Peter Darrow announces that Dr. Larry Weiss will be leaving as Head of School after the 2009-2010 school year.
In the Spring of 2004 upon the retirement of Stanley Bosworth, the Founding Head of Saint Ann’s School, we hired Dr. Larry Weiss for a period of five years to undertake the task of preserving Stanley’s core vision of the school while accommodating the changes posed by a new time and era. Larry understood and embraced both of these challenges, and Saint Ann’s is more secure today for his leadership in meeting them. Our faculty is as vibrant, talented, and committed as ever, and the pool of applicants eager to become Saint Ann’s students has never been stronger. Our graduates continue to be welcomed at the nation’s most competitive colleges and universities.
The Board of Trustees is thus pleased to announce that Larry has agreed to extend his commitment to Saint Ann’s for the 2009-2010 year. Larry will continue to lead us as Head of School and further consolidate and advance his successful accomplishments. At the conclusion of this academic year, Larry will leave Saint Ann’s to pursue leadership challenges elsewhere. He will depart with our deep affection, respect, and gratitude.
The Board of Trustees has begun to prepare a search for our next Head of School, and we will advise you soon of our plan. Our Search Committee will be co-chaired by parent trustees Mary Watson and Laura Walker. The selection of a new leader is a watershed event and we look forward to working with you as our search proceeds.
– Peter Darrow, for the Board of Trustees
Over the years, I have been most fortunate to be able to teach several thousand students at four different schools and three colleges and universities. As an administrator, I have also been honored to work with a similarly large number of faculty and staff members.
The students, faculty and staff of Saint Ann’s School stand out among the others with whom I have worked as a consequence of their intelligence, creativity, spontaneity, artistic vision, and integrity.
The past five years have provided so many meaningful opportunities to work with outstanding people in our joint efforts to strengthen the foundations of Saint Ann’s unique educational ideas and practices and to make sure that each individual student was able to benefit from the school’s program to the greatest possible extent. My experience at Saint Ann’s has been a daily source of learning and growth that has expanded my knowledge and will shape my future endeavors. It remains my deepest pleasure and honor to spend the next year working with our administrative staff, teachers, students to make 2009-2010 an excellent year for Saint Ann’s School.
– Larry Weiss