Beaufort Academy names new head of school

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The Beaufort Academy Board of Trustees recently appointed Julia Stewart Corner as Head of School after an extensive search this past fall. Ms. Corner began working at Beaufort Academy last fall when she was hired as interim Head of School.
“We are extremely excited about this announcement,” stated Herb Gray, Chairman of the Board of Trustees.  “Since the first day Julie took the helm in August, her background and leadership skills have enabled Beaufort Academy to continue to follow our strong curriculum and implement the core values of our strategic plan.  Julie’s dedication and enthusiasm have been effective in moving the school forward and continuing to achieve our goal of academic excellence. She is focused on improving the academic opportunities and cultural experiences of BA’s students.”
Jim Marks, BA Vice-Chair, said, “Julie has been successful in providing positive and energetic leadership necessary for the school as it has moved beyond the time of sadness and uncertainty last spring to the current period of growth and optimism for the future.”
Corner received her Masters of Education from the University of Pittsburgh and completed advanced postgraduate work at Carnegie-Mellon. After several years in secondary education, she worked for more than 20 years in school management in the private sector. Last year she retired as a director for Delta Career Education. Julie was also the Vice President for Training, with responsibility for developing curriculum, coordinating interaction with regulatory bodies on the state and national levels, coordinating marketing and public relations, and conducting faculty training and curriculum mapping.