November 12, 2019
Dear St. Luke’s Family,
First, I would like to thank all of the faculty, staff, parents, students and board members who helped with our Headmaster search. After an exhaustive search, interviews, reference checks and weighing feedback from our constituents, we have come to an agreement with a new Headmaster! Dr. Darren J. Pascavage will take the reins of St. Luke’s Episcopal School on July 1, 2020. The Search Committee and the whole Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of Dr. Pascavage. We are very excited about his ideas for our future and look forward to working with him.
If you did not get the opportunity to meet Dr. Pascavage, we encourage you to get to know him at your earliest convenience. “Dr. P.” (as he is usually addressed on campus) is currently serving as the Founding Head of School at Academy High in Champaign, Illinois. Previous leadership appointments include Headmaster at Valwood School in Valdosta, Georgia; Headmaster at Eastminster School in Conyers, Georgia; Executive Director at Escuela Internacional Sampedrana in San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Headmaster and Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Holy Spirit Preparatory School in Sandy Springs, Georgia; and School Director at Victory Charter School in East Point, Georgia. He holds a B.S. in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of Georgia; and a Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education from Georgia State University. Dr. Pascavage was selected as an NAIS E.E. Ford Fellow in 2003 and has served on the boards of the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA). He and his wife, Andrea, are looking forward to joining the St. Luke’s family along with their children Juan Pablo (who is currently in 2nd grade) and Clementina (who is currently in PK-3) and we look forward to watching both children walk out the gate as St. Luke’s graduates!
Lastly, I would be remis if we did not thank Mike Notaro for his years of hard work and dedication. He took on the school at a very delicate juncture and guided us through some tough challenges. St. Luke’s Episcopal School is at a much better place due to his leadership. We look forward to finishing the year strong with Mr. Notaro and look forward to a good transition. Thank you and go Wildcats!
Chairman of the Board