After a months-long search that included a pool of several highly qualified candidates, Spartanburg Day School is pleased to announce Dr. Kevin Weatherill as its next head of Upper School. Dr. Weatherill joins SDS from St. Martin's Episcopal School in Metairie, La., where he currently serves as upper school head.
Dr. Weatherill brings a high level of experience, having spent 15 years working in independent schools. He worked as director of college counseling at St. Paul's Episcopal School in Mobile, Ala. before moving to lead the upper school at St. Martin's in 2016. Prior to that, he spent more than 10 years in Montgomery, Ala. at Montgomery Academy where he worked as an English teacher, coach and college counselor.
He earned a doctorate in educational leadership, policy and organization from Vanderbilt University and also has a master's degree in literature from Middlebury College and bachelor's degrees in English and education from Bucknell University.
Head of School Rachel Deems said Dr. Weatherill emerged as a leading candidate early in the search process and will be a fitting addition to the school's leadership team.
"We are delighted to welcome Dr. Weatherill to Spartanburg Day School," Deems said. "He is committed to the education of students and to the support of faculty and families. Colleagues described him as progressive, forward thinking and balanced. We are fortunate to have someone with his level of experience and dedication to excellence coming in to lead our Upper School."
Dr. Weatherill said he looks forward to joining the "wonderfully warm and happy community" that is Spartanburg Day School and the greater Spartanburg area.
"Spartanburg Day School strikes me as a school that celebrates its many successes, but doesn't rest on its laurels," he said. "Students and faculty respect and appreciate one another, embracing a true educational experience; one that takes place in classrooms and hallways, and on fields, stages and courts. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing students discuss a deep gratitude for the Day School, coupled with an excitement toward a diverse collection of colleges."He will begin in his new role on July 1.