February 8, 2019

Dear St. Luke’s Family,

If you were in attendance for the State of the School/Annual Meeting last month, you heard me announce my retirement after next school year (2020).  Some may be wondering why this announcement is being made so far in advance?  In the independent school business, this timing and notice provides the Board and school sufficient time to conduct a proper search.

I can not begin to express my sincere gratitude to our school community for its support over the past 6 years. St. Luke’s has made a number of improvements during that time. The school is in a very strong and stable position, and with those attributes, it will attract a great deal of interest.  This is a very good time for a change in leadership.

Southern Teachers Agency, along with our own Search Committee, will begin the process immediately.  Many of you will be asked to be a part of this process, because we know our community’s input is essential.  We understand the importance of keeping all constituents informed and maintaining transparency during this important process. We are creating a portal on the website that you may visit at any time. Publications and updates will be posted on a regular basis.

Rest assured that we will continue to work diligently over the next year to ensure that our school continues to move forward.




February 8, 2019

Dear Parents,

As most of you know, Mike Notaro, our Head of School since 2013, has recently announced that he will be retiring at the end of the 2019 – 2020 school year.  As a parent, I want to thank Mike for his commitment to our community and the great things he has accomplished for our school.

Mike put together a professional and capable team of faculty, administrators, and staff who have helped our school build on its standing as one of the best schools in this area.  Likewise, we have an incredible student body whose many accomplishments in the classroom, on the athletic fields, on the stage, and in our community are inspiring.

As Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees, I have been tasked to serve as the Chair of the committee that will lead the search for our next Head of School.  The committee has met and is fully engaged in the process of conducting an orderly search.

The Board has determined that we would benefit from the services of a search firm that has extensive experience with the search process.  The firm we selected, Southern Teachers Agency, has the ability to advertise the position and network with a pool of qualified candidates that will allow us to select a Head of School who will have the experience and commitment to continue our mission of providing a quality education.

As we begin the search process, representatives from Southern Teachers will be on our campuses on February 25 – 26 to meet with faculty, administrators, parents, and students.  These meetings will give Southern Teachers an opportunity to understand our school community and identify the goals for our next Head of School, and will result in the development of a school and position profile that will form the basis for the advertising of our search.

We are in wonderful hands with our current leadership.  The fabric of our school community is strong, and we are confident that the search process will provide us with the opportunity to continue our mission of developing the intellect, talents, and character of our students.

Over the course of this year, I hope that you will join me in supporting Mike and our school as we continue to strive to provide our students with the highest quality college preparatory education.

Jim Rossler

This page will be updated as information regarding the Head of School search becomes available.  Please check back often for updates and information from our Head of School Search Committee and the Southern Teachers Agency.