Beaufort Academy seeks interim headmaster




Dr. Randy Wall (1951-2011)

Building on the blueprint crafted by late headmaster Dr. Randy Wall, Beaufort Academy will expand on his vision with an interim headmaster who is expected to be in place when school resumes in August.

The Beaufort Academy Board of Director’s Executive Committee is seeking an interim headmaster to continue the academically rigorous trimester schedule that began with the 2010-11 school year. A permanent headmaster is expected to be in place for the 2012-13 school year, said Herb Gray, president of the BA Board of Directors.

“Everyone is pleased with what we’ve started and we’ll continue on the path set out by Dr. Wall, which implements our strategic plan and incorporates our core values,” Gray said. Wall, 59, died June 15 after a brief illness. He had been headmaster for two years and previously served as a public school principal and district leader.

Beaufort Academy is an independent college preparatory school on Lady’s Island serving pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

The same five people who were instrumental in hiring Wall two years ago will lead the search for his successor, ensuring continuity based on the Strategic Plan. The plan is based on five core values: Intellect, Respect, Integrity, Leadership and Pride, which are incorporated into the curricular and extra-curricular programs of Beaufort Academy.

BA’s executive committee is looking for an experienced educational leader with a proven track record of working effectively with a capable administrative team and faculty.

Throughout the summer, the administrative team will take care of enrollment, parent questions and student needs to prepare for the first day of classes in late August.

“We are going to keep our trimester schedule. We are going to build on the success of our first Interim internships and community outreach. We are going to continue to build on our reputation as an excellent college preparatory school, and we are going to move forward based on the path that Dr. Wall helped lay out,” Gray said. “His legacy will continue.”

The school’s interim headmaster and eventual permanent leader will be expected to continue the recent efforts to bring the community into Beaufort Academy — and to send out its students and staff to share with the community.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Beaufort Academy’s interim or permanent position should contact Liz Malinowski, Director of Finance and Operations at the school, at 843-524-3393 or lmalinowski@beaufortacademy.org.

Also visit www.beaufortacademy.org.



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