December 22, 2010 in City

St. George’s picks new leader


The St. George’s School board of trustees has named a new head of school at the Spokane private school.

Joseph N. Kennedy will assume his role as the 10th head of school on July 1.

Kennedy has bachelor’s degrees in social studies and political science from Washington State University and a master’s in education from Central Washington University.

He currently is head of school at West Sound Academy in Poulsbo, Wash. He served as head of Island Academy in St. Johns, Antigua, and Riverstone International School in Boise. He has also served as a faculty member at several schools in the Northwest.

“Joe brings the key skills, personal qualities, professional expertise and broad experience that SGS needs at this important juncture in time,” said board chairman Mark Ostersmith in a prepared statement. “He has a proven record of success – trustees, faculty, parents and colleagues in his previous school speak of him with admiration and gratitude, citing his ability to lead a community through challenging times and build confidence in and commitment to the school’s mission.”

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