George Walton Academy provides challenging instruction, engaging experiences, and global perspectives designed to inspire lives of intellectual curiosity, integrity, and purpose. Founded on Judeo-Christian values, we are committed to respecting the heritage and beliefs of others, fostering a welcoming inclusive community where students feel safe to discover and explore their interests and talents.
About the School
George Walton Academy (GWA) was founded in 1969 by a group of citizens desiring to establish an independent school that provided quality education in a college-preparatory environment. Enrollment began with 80 confirmed students and has grown over the next fifty years to reach approximately 750 students for the 2022-2023 school year. GWA is the oldest and most established private school in Walton County, Georgia, and surrounding areas with students attending from 15 different counties. The school’s motto – Virest Acquirit Eudo (“We gain strength by continuing”) – has provided for a mission rooted in continuing the legacy of the original founders of the school – providing a quality education in a college- preparatory environment.
About the Position
The Head of School Search Committee and the Board of Trustees seek an effective leader and manager, as well as an innovative educator who embraces the school’s longstanding mission, appreciates the school’s core values, and who can help build upon our over fifty-year foundation while continuing to ensure that the school provides a challenging academic environment that allows the students to grow and explore as students and individuals.
Desired Qualities and Characteristics
• A visionary and strategically minded leader
• An approachable leader who will engage parents, students, faculty, trustees, and the community
in fulfilling the school’s mission
• A confident leader who delegates appropriately
• A compelling communicator and excellent listener, serving as an ambassador and spokesperson
for the school to the greater community
• An outgoing and enthusiastic participant in the life and activities of the school and the community
Interested candidates should send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Cover letter highlighting interest and fit for the position
• Statement of educational philosophy
• Five professional references and contact information
After initial review of the applicants, the Search Committee will interview semifinalist candidates. Finalists will visit George Walton Academy for more comprehensive interviews with school representatives. A November appointment is anticipated with service as Head of School to begin with the 2023-2024 school year.