Thursday, February 19, 2015

Shannon Graves to Step Into Role as Head of School

The Island School Board of Directors is pleased to announce that L Shannon Graves will be joining Island School as our new Head of School, beginning this summer. Shannon and his family are excited to be joining the Island School ‘Ohana.

Shannon & Maria Graves

This has been an extensive process and we truly believe we have found the right person to lead the school as we move forward. Bob will be working with Shannon in the weeks to come to ensure a smooth transition.

A special thanks goes to Mary Capwell, chair of the Search Committee, for her excellent leadership in guiding us through the eight months of hard and tireless work. Thanks also to the rest of the committee: Kathy Richardson, Sam Pratt, Peter King, Joan Shaw, Peggy Ellenburg, Jim Bray, Leah Edwards, Chris Ing and Alice Pajela. They spent many hours working diligently to find the right person to lead Island School as our next Head.

The members of the Advisory Committee are also to be thanked for their support and guidance starting back in July. Thank you also to the faculty, staff, parents and alumni who joined in the Meet and Greet meetings and for the helpful feedback you provided the Search Committee and the Board of Directors. This was truly a team effort!