New Head of School appointed effective
1st September 2013
The Board of Trustees is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Claire Charlemagne as our next Head of School effective September 1st 2013. Claire has the added distinction of being the first female head of what has historically been an all boys’ school! Over the next several months, Claire will work closely with Ted Staunton to ensure a smooth and seamless transition for the student, faculty and parent communities.
Claire has been a member of the Saltus family since 2002 when she relocated to Bermuda from the United Kingdom. During her tenure with the School, she has progressed from Head of Modern Languages to Director of Studies to the post of Deputy Head (Academics) last September. In addition to a solid career in academics, Claire has been committed to pursuing her higher learning and has received numerous certifications for curriculum mapping; leadership and most recently was awarded her MSc. in Educational Leadership and the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). Claire has been an integral member of the Senior Management Team and has been a close partner to Ted over the last four years, as the School has undergone significant change. Claire has been intimately involved in the development of our strategic plan and is deeply committed to seeing through the priorities that we as a school community have identified in that plan. She knows our School very well, and has made an enormous impact in many areas, most notably driving the improvement of our academic performance as seen through the success of our students.
The Search Committee was privileged to have had the opportunity to meet with many outstanding educational leaders over the course of the search. We were able to attract individuals from around the world who had significant experience in leading fine independent schools. The fact that we attracted so many excellent school leaders is, we believe, a direct reflection of the reputation of our School and our special community. While it was a delight to meet such fine candidates, the search committee was hugely impressed by Claire’s leadership skills, her commitment to community and to quality education for all students, her depth of experience in, and passion for, Saltus, and her strategic vision for our continued path to excellence. In addition, and of critical importance to the committee, we already know that Claire is a wonderful fit with our Saltus community! She is a strong, but collaborative leader who will guide us through the implementation of our strategic plan with a firm and steady hand.
We are thrilled to have found the very best person within our School walls, and know that you will all look forward to working with Claire in the coming years as our Head of School.