On behalf of the Grace Church School Board of Trustees, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Robert M. Pennoyer II (Robbie), as Grace’s tenth Head of School. After a thorough process, the Search Committee unanimously recommended Robbie to the Board of Trustees, who voted, also unanimously, in support of his appointment to succeed George P. Davison in July 2022. 

Read the full announcement here.

Learn more about Robbie in Grace Magazine.
George Davison has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2021-22 school year. He will have served at Grace for 35 years, including 28 as Head of School. George’s leadership has been transformational.  The Board has accepted his decision to retire June 30, 2022, and initiated a search process for the next head of school.

Please click here to read the full announcement, including a letter from the Board Chair Olivia Douglas.

Head Search Committee

Melanie Weston - Chair, Head Search Committee, Trustee and Parent
MiChelle Carpenter - Dean, Class of 2024
Olivia Douglas - Chair, Board of Trustees and Parent
Greg Gushee - Trustee and Parent
Yoo Jin Kim - Trustee and Parent
Naomi Nwosu-Stewart - Trustee and Parent
Kate Patton - Faculty and Alumna Class of 1982
Don Waring - Rector of Grace Church, Grace Church School Ex-Officio Trustee and Parent

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